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As if the PCA main event final table and the start of the PokerStars World Cup of Poker VI were not enough to feast on, we're now about to serve up yet another dish. A very rich one at that. This, readers, is the $25,000 High Roller, a nose-bleed event only for those with very deep pockets, or for ...more
It's not easy to beat Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier heads-up. Just ask the people who faced him at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the WPT Festa el Lago, or any other of the countless tournaments ElkY has won. There is one man, however, who has done it and won more than half a million bucks for ...more
Once more with feeling, if you can muster it... After three full days at the table you can forgive a player for a few frayed edges, a 1,000 yard stare and a little self doubt. For many this will rank as the longest they've played. But elimination now is still out of reach of the money, at least for ...more
Surviving the World Series of Poker takes more than nursing your bankroll. It takes more than running well and popping antidepressants like they were Pez. It takes a surprising amount of physical strength and discipline. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier knows about getting in shape. ...more
We've seen him tear up tables in the European Poker Tour, the PCA and at the WPT. Now Team PokerStars Pro ElkY is poised menacingly at the top of the WSOP $1,500 No Limit leaderboard. When the 2,095 starters sat down two days ago, ElkY stood out as a name to be reckoned with - a fearsome reputation ...more
And still they come. Another day, a new event and another extraordinary turn out at the Rio. This time the masses have arrived for the start of the $1,500 No Limit - 2,793 of them. It may be considered one of the low-buy in events, but when the pros sniff blood they converge like Great Whites on a ...more
And here we thought the news was going to be about ElkY crossing the $5 million in career earnings mark. Silly us for once again failing to realize that Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier will always find a way to amaze. According to the fine reporting from the World Poker Tour bloggers, ElkY not only ...more
We have a request for Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier: stop making us work so much. Writing a blog that follows Team PokerStars is a busy job, to be sure. With more than 30 members who tend to tear up tournaments on a regular basis, we find it hard to write about much else. When ElkY gets involved, it ...more
By Sunday's end, a member of Team PokerStars Pro could very well be the NBC Heads Up Poker Champion. Daniel Negreanu, ElkY, and Vanessa Rousso have all made it to today's quarter finals. While all three have a shot at the title, only one of them can make it to the finals. The first match will put ...more
Since it seems impossible to overstate a performance by Team PokerStars Pro Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier, let's just lead this post with a simple understatement. ElkY is having a pretty good year. Without going too far into the praise and burying the lead, we should point out right now that ElkY has ...more
Short-handed no-limit hold'em is defined, in part, on the high level of aggression required to play. Team PokerStars Pro Betrand "ElkY" is defined in much the same way. As the bubble of the $5,000 NLHE six-handed event approached, ElkY looked like he was just waking up from a nap. He stretched, ...more
It was a monster day for Team PokerStars at the World Series. Today alone, four members of the Team spread out around three final tables. Team PokerStars' newest member Daniel Negreanu attacked the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em shootout event and made it all the way to the final table. After an aggressive ...more
Brenes, Thater, ElkY, Raymer, Negreanu--ALL make final tables!Even the business types around the World Series know that people need a breather after a while. If you wander the hallways outside the main tournament area, you'll find an oxygen bar where anyone can sit down for a snoot-full of ...more
2007 was a brand new year, full of possibilities and promise. Player BigJoe2003 sent an e-mail to his contact in the PokerStars VIP Club, Scott Y."At the start of the year, he emailed asking what are the rewards for two million and three million VPPs," Scott Y. said. "I thought he was joking."It was ...more
Back in the days before ElkY was a member of Team PokerStars, he burned tracks in the first couple weeks of 2006 to become PokerStars' first Supernova. Most online players--even the high volume folks who see the sun once a week--couldn't believe how fast ElkY made it to what was then the highest ...more
That bright light in the sky is the first PokerStars player to reach the Supernova level of the PokerStars VIP Club. In less than two weeks, one dedicated PokerStars player accumulated 100,000 VIP Player Points and became to the first to achieve the elite status.Who is that player? You may already ...more
Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier is the archetypal modern player. He enjoys the fast-paced jet-set lifestyle and all of the excitement it brings, but he’s also very serious about his poker. Here at his official website you can keep up-to-date with all of ElkY’s news, including reports from PokerStars tournaments and events around the world. ElkY is one of the best-travelled poker players on the global circuit, and he’s found big success in tournaments wherever he’s been.
ElkY is most famous for winning the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in 2008, but he’s also recorded big tournament victories in Las Vegas and online at World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), proving he has the talent and application to win the big events. The Frenchman a regular on his home tour, the European Poker Tour (EPT), and he’s also travelled further afield to play on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), as well as being a regular in Las Vegas where he’s won a big tournament at the Bellagio. He’s an important member of Team PokerStars Pro, and is one of the most respected and feared players online as well as live. You’ll find him competing in the annual WCOOP, and the richest weekly online tournament anywhere, the PokerStars Sunday Million. ElkY is one of the hottest players in the world right now - and you can join him at PokerStars.