Philipp Gruissem, known as "philbort" online, is a very agressive German with over $2.7 million in live career earnings. Gruissem's largest cash came in 2011 when he took down the £20,000 high roller at EPT London for $703,657. Two months earlier Gruissem took down another event on the EPT, winning a €10,000 tournament in Barcelona for $337,838.
Unafraid of a high buy in, Gruissem has participated in two of the biggest events this year. He played the $1 Million Big One for One Drop, busting short of the money, and nearly final tabled the HK$2,000,000 Macau High Stakes Challenge, finishing in 10th ($587,778).
Gruissem enters the final table with the second-shortest stack, but with his aggressive style anything is possible.