Bertrand Grospellier, better known in the poker world as ElkY, has joined partypoker as the latest ambassador. ElkY joins an elite team of ambassadors including Isaac Haxton, Fedor Holz, Sam Trickett, Patrick Leonard and Jason Koon, amongst others, and will not only assist with the launch of partypoker.eu but will also help facilitate effective communication channels between partypoker and the poker community.
ElkY, who is 1st on Hendon Mob's French all-time money list, has won more than $13,000,000 on the live poker circuit and almost $2,000,000 online and was wearing the partypoker patch for the first time at the MILLIONS Grand Final in Barcelona last week.
The new shared liquidity pool on partypoker.eu will be opened later this month. Both .es and .fr players will be able to join the newly formed network with the Spanish client receiving a significant upgrade to complement the launch. Over the summer months, further software improvements to both the Spanish and French clients will be rolled out and partypoker.eu players will also see a new MTT schedule and an overhauled MTT festival calendar.
ElkY said: "I am extremely enthusiastic about joining partypoker to actively support their efforts to bring back the ‘Poker First' mentality, live and online. Our goal is to provide players and fans with an experience they deserve worldwide. partypoker will be aiming to bring their ambition, expertise and successful model to the .eu market with some big announcements coming soon."
partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters added: "We are delighted that ElkY is joining us at partypoker. ElkY has a fantastic profile and has great experience both in France and across the world and this makes him a perfect ambassador for us ahead of the shared liquidity launch. We will be looking to translate recent successes we have seen in our dotcom market to the new .eu market and ElkY will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our goals."