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Interview with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier on his Second WSOP Bracelet Win

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, Rozvadov, WSOP Europe, WSOPE
Posted on 15 November 2019 by "T".

Team partypoker pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier recently secured his second WSOP bracelet after outlasting a field of 2,738 players in the WSOP Europe Colossus €550 buy-in event in Rozvadov for €190,375. This latest win takes his lifetime live poker tourney earnings to nearly $14 million.

The French poker pro shares his sentiments about his latest victory with partypoker.

Read more » Interview with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier on his Second WSOP Bracelet Win


2019 WSOP: $10,000 Main Event Day 3 sees 1,286 Players Survive, Ryan Pochedly as Bubble Boy

Tags: 2019 WSOP, Bertrand Grospellier, Ryan Pochedly, Sam Greenwood
Posted on 09 July 2019 by "T".

On Monday, July 8, Day 3 of the 2019 WSOP $10,000 Main Event kicked off at 12 noon local time. Day 3 is composed of all the survivors of Days 2ab and Day 2c in a combined field.

2019 WSOP: Event #73: $10,000 NLHE MAIN EVENT

  • Schedule: July 3 to July 16, 2019
  • Venue: Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Remaining: 1,286

A total of 2,880 players returned but only 1,286 survived when Day 3 ended.

Read more » 2019 WSOP: $10,000 Main Event Day 3 sees 1,286 Players Survive, Ryan Pochedly as Bubble Boy


ElkY to join team partypoker as .eu ambassador

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, partypoker
Posted on 16 April 2018 by "T".

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.

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"ElkY" Becomes Hearthstone Sponsored Pro!

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, Hearthstone
Posted on 16 November 2015 by "T".

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was one of the top ranked StarCraft players in the world before beginning the transition to poker in the end of 2003. ElkY has been under the Team PokerStars Pro flag since 2006 and accumulated almost $11 million from playing live tournaments!

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EPT Deauville: Day 3 Is Over - 36 Players Remaining

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier, ElkY, EPT Deauville, Georgios Kapalas, Guillaume Darcout, Kevin MacPhee
Posted on 05 February 2015 by "T".

Georgios Kapalas is the chip leader with 1,398,000 among the final 36 players of the EPT Deauville Main Event. The Greek pro missed this tournament for the first time ever last year when his fellow countryman Sotirios Koutoupas bested a field of 671 players (and denied Eugene Katchalov the triple crown heads-up) for €614,000. Now, Kapalas sits in a great spot to take Greece back-to-back titles in Deauville!

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Nick Wong Wins 2013 GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions Warm-Up

Tags: 2013 GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions, bertrand grospellier, china, isaac haxton, macua, nick wong, pokerstars
Posted on 05 June 2013 by "T".

Although most super stars in the poker world are in Las Vegas at the moment, there are some who instead have headed to Macau in China for the 2013 GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions (hosted by PokerStars LIVE at the City of Dreams). On Tuesday, a HK $250,000 buy-in tournament (a warm-up tournament to a HKD 1 million buy-in tournament that starts today) started and saw a field of 45 players, who created a HK $10,743,750 (approx. $1.39 million) prize pool.

Only the top five players made the money and Nick Wong took home the top prize of HK $4,298,000 ($550,000) after defeating defeating Team PokerStars Online's Isaac Haxton heads-up for the title. Wong had a massive chip lead when heads-up play kicked off, and it only took him a few minutes to defeat Haxton.

1 Nick Wong HK $4,298,000 (US $550,000)
2 Isaac "Ike" Haxton HK $2,579,000 (US $334,935)
3 Philipp Gruissem HK $1,719,000 (US $223,246)
4 Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier HK $1,289,000 (US $167,402)
5 Tore Lukashaugen HK $858,750 (US $111,428)



The Professionals vs Team PokerStars Pro

Tags: bertrand grospellier, daniel negreanu, full tilt poker, isaac haxton, pokerstars, team pokerstars pro, the professionals, tom dwan, versus, viktor blom
Posted on 08 March 2013 by "T".

Team PokerStars Pro and Full Tilt Poker's The Professionals will battle it out on Sunday during EPT London. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Gus Hansen and Tom "durrrr" Dwan (Full Tilt) will face Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu and Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton in three heads-up challenge matches, featuring 15 minute blind levels and with starting stacks set at 3,000.

The winning team will be the one that wins 2 out of 3 matches. However, there is more than pride at stake, as match winners will get $50,000 from their opponent and each member of the winning team will collect $10,000 in tournament buy-in from the rival poker room.

The games kick off on Sunday, March 10th at 10:00 ET, 13:00 ET and 16:00 ET and will be played online at Full Tilt Poker. This means that everyone with a Full Tilt account can watch all the exciting matches! 

• Isildur1 vs Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Sunday March 10th at 10:00 ET
• durrrr vs Isaac "luvthewnba" Haxton, Sunday March 10th at 13:00 ET
• Gus Hansen vs Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu, Sunday March 10th at 16:00 ET

You can bet on the matches!

You can earn up to $100 in cash and receive entry to three exclusive $10,000 freerolls. All you have to do is to make a real money deposit or transfer of at least $10 between Friday, March 1st at 10:00 ET and Saturday, March 9th at 23:59. You will then receive three special tickets (listed under tournament tickets) that you can pick a winner with in each match. Visit Full Filt Poker's website for further info! 

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WSOP Europe: Mizrachi Leads The Way Into Day 2 of the Main Event

Tags: bertrand grospellier, daniel negreanu, elky, michael mizrachi, wsop europe
Posted on 01 October 2012 by "T".

The two starting days of the WSOP Europe Main Event are in the books now. In total, 420 players enterd the tournament for €10,450 each and created a massive €4,032,000 prize pool. Today the second day of the tournament will be played and 230 players have chips left.

Read more » WSOP Europe: Mizrachi Leads The Way Into Day 2 of the Main Event


WSOPE Event #5: Mixed Max NLHE: Massive Chipleader Brandon Cantu To Face Phil Hellmuth

Tags: bertrand grospellier, brandon cantu, jason mercier, marvin rettenmaier, phil hellmuth, wsope cannes
Posted on 28 September 2012 by "T".

On Thursday, a total of 52 players returned to play Day 2 of Event #5: Mixed Max (No-Limit Hold'em). Jennifer Tilly had the lead when the day started and Faraz Jaka was the closest opponent.

After several hours of 6-handed action, just as planned, the second day of the tournament ended when 16 players had chips left, and both Jaka (3rd place with 258,100) and Tilly (9th place with 163,300) were among the survivors. Other notables to make it through the day were, for example, Phil Hellmuth, Marvin Rettenmaier, Bertrand Grospellier and Jason Mercier. However all the pros mentioned above were overshadowed by another player...

Read more » WSOPE Event #5: Mixed Max NLHE: Massive Chipleader Brandon Cantu To Face Phil Hellmuth


EPT Barcelona High Roller

Tags: bertrand grospellier, dan smith, ept barcelone, high roller, pokerstars team pro, taylor paur
Posted on 24 August 2012 by "T".

The High Roller event ($10,000 buy-in) attracted a field of 111 players when it kicked off yesterday in the afternoon. Many players invested another €10,000 because it was possible to re-load one time, which made the total prize pool €1,087,800. In the picture you can see Dan Smith, the Super high Roller winner, capping his cards with a bundle of buy-in.

Now, Day 2 of the event is underway and 82 players still have a chance of taking home the first place prize of €359,000. Taylor Paur is the chip leader with 220,400. In the top of the field are also, for example, PokerStars Team Pros Jonathan Duhamel (140,100), Bertrand Grospellier (129,100) and Angel Guillen (123,700). 




2012 SCOOP #6-High: "ElkY" and "KidPoker" made it to the final table!

Tags: bertrand grospellier, daniel negreanu, elky, pokerstars, scoop
Posted on 10 May 2012 by "T".

In ended up being a very exciting final table in the Spring Championship of Online Poker #6-High ($1,050 NL Draw) event as both Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier were on it.

Both of them did extremely well on the final. ElkY, however, was sent packing in 3rd place for $11,530,00, which left Daniel Negreanu playing heads-up against Argentian pro Roberto "Maestro Shao" Greco.

Negreanu, who has reached several final tables both online and live this year but failed to win, didn't win this time either and instead it was Roberto Greco who laid hands on the title and the first prize of $22,890. Negreanu received $15,330 for his efforts.



Global Poker Index: "ElkY" Reclaims Top Spot

Tags: bertrand grospellier, elky, global poker index, gpi, jason mercier
Posted on 04 May 2012 by "T".

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is back in first place on Global Poker Index thanks to his third-place finish in the €100,000 Super High Roller that was played during EPT Monte-Carlo.

Jason Mercier, who had the lead last week, has now dropped to second place. This is the first time since December last year that ElkY is back in the lead on GPI's list. However, it extremely tight among the top players, so we might see a change already next week.

Read more » Global Poker Index: "ElkY" Reclaims Top Spot


Global Poker Index: Jason Mercier overtakes the lead from Seidel

Tags: Bertrand Grospellier, Erik Seidel, global poker index, Jason Mercier
Posted on 17 February 2012 by "T".

Erik Seidel, who had outstanding tournament results last year, has dropped 2 positions since last week on the Global Poker Index. The main reason for this drop is due to his 2nd place finish in the Epic Poker League $20,000 NLHE 6-Max Main Event aging into Period 2.

Read more » Global Poker Index: Jason Mercier overtakes the lead from Seidel

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