Date of birth: February 8, 1981
Tournament winnings throughout the career: over 13 600 000$
Best result: 2 278 657$ (2nd place in the High Roller for One Drop for 111 111$ at the WSOP 2017)
Online results: over 2 011 900$ in tournaments on PokerStars (according to PocketFives)
Main achievements: three-time WCOOP champion, SCOOP winner and WSOP gold bracelet winner
Bertrand Grospellier is a famous French poker player, who started to play poker professionally in 2005. For the first time the player cashed in a live event at the EPT Doville 2005 in NLH tournament for 550€. That day Bertrand took the 9th place and earned only 2 000€.
Huge popularity came to ElkY in 2006, when he became the first player to have the Supernova status and joined the PokerStars Team Pro (in June 2006). Overall, his online successes are impressive. In 2008 he took second place at the WCOOP NLHE Heads-Up for 25 000$ and earned 320 000$, and in 2009 the player got two titles as a champion of the series, having won the WCOOP-38 NLH for 530$ (+232 730$) and the WCOOP -43 NLH for 215$ (+263 323$). In 2011, Bertrand added to his online achievements another prestigious title - the SCOOP champion title, after winning the NLHE-tournament for 25 000$.
Grospellier showed his first big success in live event in 2007. He reached a heads-up game with Magnus Peterson at the EPT Main Event in Copenhagen, but finished second. He won almost 400 000$, while a buy-in was 6 500$. As early as 2008, ElkY became the PCA champion, having won a phenomenal 2 000 000$. In 2011 he received a gold bracelet for the first place at the WSOP in a 7-card stud tournament for 10 000$, having won 331 600$.
Currently Grospellier lives in Prague, he travels the world playing in live tournaments. Bertrand is one of the few players who can boast of the "Triple Crown" in offline (he has the WPT, EPT and WSOP champion titles).
At the beginning of 2018, ElkY left PokerStars Team Pro after 11,5 years of co-operation. Three months later he signed a sponsorship contract with Partypoker.
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