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BankrollMob Exclusive: Interview with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Tags: bankrollmob, Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, eSports, Hearthstone, StarCraft
Posted on 02 December 2019 by "T".
Born in France on February 8, 1981, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was formerly a StarCraft supremo, who placed second in the World Cyber Games in 2001 and placed first in the Euro Cyber Games in 2003. He transitioned to poker in 2005 right after the 2003 poker boom. His very first life-changing big win was from the January 2008 $7,800+200 buy-in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - he took home a whop[...]   Read more » BankrollMob Exclusive: Interview with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

  2-Dec-19, 12:18   #1
BankrollMob Exclusive: Interview with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier 0 
Serpang 
Joined: Jan '10
Location: Indonesia
Age: 56 (M)
Posts: 1849
Really clear answers, obviously I want more question and answer, Thanks ElkY

     
  2-Dec-19, 12:26   #2
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 8729
finally we have answers and I will read after this post every question and every answer from him!on first I see that some of them are short,some of them are long,but its nice that he find time on asnwer on all of them and give real answers about life,poker play and hobbies!

     
  2-Dec-19, 13:25   #3
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Badger81 
Joined: Feb '09
Location: Hungary
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 5
Legend.

     
  2-Dec-19, 16:59   #4
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crankmuppet 
Joined: Oct '13
Location: Canada
Age: 56 (F)
Posts: 298
Good interview. Thanks Elky, sirtom and BRM.

     
  2-Dec-19, 18:16   #5
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 7065
Hey, one of my questions made it into the article!
Thanks BRM, thanks ElkY - Merry Christmas to you both!

     
  2-Dec-19, 22:56   #6
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TheMachineQC 

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
Age: 30 (M)
Posts: 2656
Elky seems like a great guy, mature, intelligent and still knows how to have fun!

About the 3bet percentage, if even a tight player like himself says up to 12% is good, then it says a lot about the importance of 3betting. 5-12% seems very reasonable to not be predictable but I'm sure most people are around 1-3%.

Thank you BRM and thank you Elky for answering our questions so well!

     
  3-Dec-19, 11:07   #7
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5462
He is a very good professional player who remains in the minds of many gamblers. His talent has conquered many people and is one of those celebrities who has brought huge publicity to the poker game. Over two years old and i think he will join the Poker Hall of Fame.

     
  3-Dec-19, 12:56   #8
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 8729
I am glad that he made such a big success and that he still is normal guy,that he can answers to people on question,but still he is no. 1 spot on the France All-Time Money List!we can expect that he will play poker many years more and who know where is his end with titles!

     
  5-Dec-19, 16:57   #9
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5462
I have not watched what has happened in recent years with current or former VIPs of Pokerstars. Many of them have not had remarkable results, but Bertrand Grospellier, even if he is no longer part of that team, he still made money and has a contract with another poker room. Is a big player.

     
  6-Dec-19, 09:56   #10
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erru9107 
Joined: Oct '11
Location: Sweden
Age: 28 (M)
Posts: 1358
Well, those answers just goes to show that there's no real surprised that he's made it as a professional player. I do like the question about what the future holds and his answer that it's turning into a more mathematical game. I find that interesting because I've had the same thought about the game for quite some time, math is a big part of it! But I haven't really thought of it in as big a scale.

     
  7-Dec-19, 22:59   #11
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5462
You have to learn a lot of math, if you want to focus on a strategy like this. It is very difficult for some players, but for others is very easy. People who know math are successful in poker and few of them i think they are in the minus. This branch it is useful.

     
  8-Dec-19, 10:28   #12
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Nightkid 

Joined: Apr '17
Location: Argentina
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 568
Well, I just left my comment that a few days ago I was not here hehe the truth I do not know this player well as many others who usually go out there, but good for what I could read so badly I did not there. Well, people, I hope you are all well. Cool Cool Cool

     
  11-Dec-19, 17:38   #13
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ramsemune 

Joined: Dec '14
Location: Lithuania
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 6
Thanks BRM, thanks ElkY - Merry Christmas to you both! thank good ElkY

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PARTYPOKER NICK ramsemune99

Edited by ramsemune (11 December 2019 @ 18:47 GMT)


     
  17-Dec-19, 19:41   #14
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antonis321 

Joined: Dec '14
Location: Greece
Age: 36 (M)
Posts: 174

Good questions , I liked reading his interview . I hope more such interviews will come in the future . Thanks BRM Smile

Edited by antonis321 (17 December 2019 @ 19:45 GMT)


     
  17-Dec-19, 20:38   #15
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Plexo 
Joined: Aug '09
Location: Chile
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 1353
Great poker player and great interview! I found very interesting his view about 3bet percentage rate (5%-12%). I'm pretty much on 3.5% and I though that was kind of loose. May be a higher percetange works better at higher limits, but on microlimits where I play I'm not sure if it will pay off.

     
  19-Dec-19, 02:54   #16
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jeffaboy 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Netherlands
Age: 24 (M)
Posts: 1041
very cool to read , cheers for answering !

     
  19-Dec-19, 15:01   #17
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GIRFIED 

Joined: Dec '11
Location: Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Age: 26 (M)
Posts: 52
Very good interview, and "Elky" does not hesitate to answer openly and honestly to the questions, I liked his answer on whether to play live or online: "... Live is generally much softer than online, but cannot put the necessary volume to reduce the variation. I think it is important to be a complete player and be able to practice both…. ”

What a great player you are. Thank you for the interview.

     
  19-Dec-19, 16:39   #18
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 5462
Online poker is different from live poker but professional players have the ability to think and make money in both places. They are almost always based on strategy and skills. In addition they have the advantage of online software because those who make a big wager are often favored with a good cards.

     
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