When anybody wins a big tournament, there is usually a sense of excitement and surprise. When ElkY wins a tournament, people are starting to yawn. No, not literally. It's still exciting, but ElkY winning something or getting close to it has become so commonplace that people are starting to expect ...more
If you've been keeping an eye on the PokerStars tournament lobby, you know the World Series satellites have been rocking and rolling over the past couple of weeks. Once again, you have countless ways to get into the world's biggest poker event. PokerStars continues to offers one of the most popular ...more
In a little more than 24 hours from now PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker will kick off with its first event. The competition and field sizes are bound to be as tough as any we've seen in a long time. It's not like top professionals to go around seeding the tournament fields with sage ...more
Sunday night, we mentioned here that ElkY had managed to win the World Poker Tour Festa al Lago. As it happened, ElkY won his first WPT event in the same year he won his first EPT event (the PCA in January of this year). Of course, we had to ask how he did it. This was his response. by Betrand ...more
Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier had a fantastic WCOOP, cashing seven times and nearly winning a bracelet. He agreed to give us a few of this thoughts now that WCOOP is behind him. by ElkY Since I began playing poker online, WCOOP has become the most awaited series of the year, ...more
After our initial interview in a back hallway at Atlantis, we gave 2008 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure winner Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier some time to breathe. Now, we've asked him to write a little bit about what his first major win meant to him and his poker career. by Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier ...more
Many would argue that the game of poker originated in France, so it makes sense that one of the most talented and exciting players of the modern era also comes from that country. Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier made his name on the pro computer game scene in Korea before moving to online poker and becoming one of PokerStars first Supernova Elite players. He then proceeded to crush the live tournament scene. With this background his advice is worth listening to - and here at his official website you can read ElkY strategy articles and poker tips.
ElkY has one of the best tournament records in recent history, and he’s just effective online as he is live. He has a string of big results at the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) plus plenty of deep finishes in PokerStars other big-money multi-table tournaments. He’s also a world record holder, successfully breaking the record for the most Sit & Go’s played simultaneously for a profit! In the live arena ElkY has pretty much done it all. He has the huge headline tournament win - the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in 2008 good for $2,000,000 - plus a strong record on his home tour, the European Poker Tour (EPT). With so much top-level experience and success ElkY is a key member of Team PokerStars Pro, and he’s always willing to take his game wherever there is action.