Jeff Gross Latest to Join Partypoker Team Online

After leaving PokerStars, Twitch poker streamer, Jeff Gross becomes the latest member to join the newly created partypoker’s Team Online.

It’s been only a couple of weeks since partypoker announced its “Team Online” initiative in an effort to increase its presence on Twitch.

Now the Team Online has already grown to 10 members with the latest signing of American Twitch poker streamer Jeff Gross, who earlier this month departed from PokerStars along with Jaime Staples and Kevin Martin.

Jeff has over 55,000 followers on Twitch. Before joining Team PokerStars, Jeff also served as an ambassador to 888poker.

Party has been announcing its new team online members almost every day since it got launched. First to join was Matt Staples (brother of ex PokerStars Team Online Pro Jaime Staples). Staples was soon followed by the signing of Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic (PokerStars’ Platinum Pass Winner).

This was followed by addition of another three members Travis Darroch, Patrick Tardif and Alan Widmann, announced on three consecutive days. The room added another three members: Ryan Schoonbaert, Steven Kok, and Courtney Gee.

The creation of Team Online is part of a “wider streaming strategy” from partypoker. The room also launched its new Twitch channel “partypoker247” which will be streaming poker content 24×7 hours.

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Paul Phua Cleared of Illegal Betting Operation Charges

For the second time, Paul Phua found not guilty on illegal betting charges.

Multi-millionaire Malaysian businessman and high-stakes poker player, Paul Phua along with 14 others have been acquitted by the Court of First Instance in Macau.

Phua was arrested on charges of running an illegal betting operation at Wynn Macau during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. According to Macau authorities, Phua along with 24 people were charged with handling $147.7 million in wagers during the first week of the event.

After two weeks of trial, the court ruled in favor of Phua after the prosecutors were unable to prove Phua and the other defendants had placed bets on football matches.

The Malaysian businessman was also acquitted on similar charges in the US in 2014 after he was accused of running an illegal betting operation in a Caesars Palace villa by FBI agents.

Paul Phua is a well-known high-stakes poker player and has over $5 million in total live earnings. His biggest win came in 2012 after he finished first at Aspers 100K High Roller for $1.6 million.

He was also involved in a hand versus Tom Dwan at Triton High Roller Series in Jeju last year which happened to be one of the biggest televised poker pots. He won the hand and took down over $2.3 million pot.

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The US Poker Open Has A Winner

David Peters takes down the Championship title.

Poker Central’s Remko Rinkema chats with newly crowned US Poker Open winner, David Peters about his amazing run—winning back-to-back High Roller Triple Crown $100K Main Events.

Peters won three US Poker Open events in less than a week.

Peters finished first place twice, taking down the $100,000 NLH Main Event for over $1.3 million and the $10,000 NLH Short Deck Poker for $100,800. Peters also finished 5th in the $50,000 NLH for $164,000.

Sitting 5th on the All Time Money List Peters has over $31.5 million in live earnings.

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Ryan Schoonbaert Joins partypoker’s Team Online

Ryan “RSchoonbaert” Schoonbaert is the latest addition to patypoker’s newly created Team Online.

The Canadian joins Matt Staples, Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic, Travis “dramaticdegen” Darroch, Patrick “XxXMLGPROXxX” Tardif and Alan “hotted89” Widmann as part of the newly formed streamer stable.

The announcement of Schoonbaert takes the team up to 6 members.

The creation of Team Online comes with an announcement from partypoker that streaming will become part of a core strategy for 2019.

“I’m very proud and excited to be one of the initial members to join Team Online, and can’t wait to continue moving up the stakes while streaming the entire journey on Twitch,” Schoonbaert said about his signing.

More Team Online announcements are expected over the coming days.

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