Bertrand Grospellier

Bertrand Grospellier

Bertrand Grospellier

1,710 global poker index

1 world poker tour index

$15,396,857 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
Bertrand Grospellier
Nationality
France
GPI Rank
1,710
WPT Wins
1
total poker live earnings
$15,396,857

Biography

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is a French poker player and GGPoker Ambassador. His is also a Triple Crown winner, having won a World Series of Poker bracelet, as well as World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour titles.

He is also a former PokerStars Team Pro, having represented the site from 2006-2018, and a former partypoker pro having represented the site from 2018-2020.

Biography

Grospellier was born in Melun, France. Before he started playing poker, he was a world-famous StarCraft player under the name ‘ElkY’. In 2001 moved to South Korea to pursuit his passion for StarCraft. He took part in a number of competitions beating thousands of his opponents and collecting top place finishes. Grospellier says that his gaming experience is one of the main reasons why he’s so successful at the poker tables.

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He started playing poker professionally in 2005. Since then, Grospellier has countless cashes in the world’s biggest poker tournaments and more than $14 million in live tournament cashes. At the online felt, he is became the first player to reach PokerStars Supernova and Supernova Elite statuses. First he earned 100,000 player points in just two weeks and then collected another 1,000,000 points in four and a half months.

Grospellier at the WSOP

Grospellier first played in the World Series of Poker in 2006 and added three more money finishes to his resume in the summer of 2007. One of the cashes was also marked by making the final table in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em event. He took home a total of $77,000 in winnings that year.

In 2011, Grospellier won his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for more than $330,000. He also finished 3rd in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship for over $440,000, and then final tabled the WSOP Europe 3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout tournament for almost 50,000.

Having picked up a seven-figure cash at the 2017 World Series of Poker, finishing second in the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop>, Grospellier won his second bracelet in 2019 at the WSOP Europe.

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier Wins Second Bracelet in Event #15 Colossus

Grospellier won the 550 Colossus for 190,375 after defeating a field of 2,738 players.

Grospellier’s Top 5 WSOP Results

Year Event Place Prize
2017 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop 2nd $2,278,657
2011 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship 3rd $447,074
2011 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship 1st $331,639
2019(E) 550 Colossus 1st 191,172
2012 $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed 6th $68,738

Grospellier on the World Poker Tour

Grospellier won his WPT title in 2008. He won the Festa Al Lago Classic $15,000 Championship for a $1.4 million cash prize. A few months later ElkY came close to his second WPT trophy at the Five Star World Poker Classic $25,000 Championship event. He finished the tournament in third place collecting more than $770,000 in prize money.

Grospellier on the European Poker Tour

Grospellier first entered the European Poker Tour stage in 2006 at the EPT Baden and placed 16th in the Main Event. Just a year later, in 2007 he came close to his first EPT win. ElkY finished second in the EPT Copenhagen Main Event to winner Magnus Petersson and collected $400,000 for his accomplishment. Although Grospellier has a total of five first-place EPT finishes, four of them came in side events, while his only Main Event title was obtained in 2008 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $7,800 Main Event. ElkY then took home $2 million in prize money.

Bertrand Grospellier’s Top 5 EPT Results

Year Event Place Prize
2008 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $7,800 Main Event 1st $2,000,000
2012 EPT Grand Final 100,000 Super High Roller 3rd 621,000
2011 Grand Final, Madrid 25,000 High Roller 1st 525,000
2019 EPT Prague 50,000 Super High Roller 2nd501,590
2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $24,500 High Roller 1st $433,500

Other Poker Achievements

Aside from his Triple Crown, Grospellier has a number of other poker trophies in his collection. In 2009 he won the 10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Team Event at the Belgium Open Poker Championships in Namur for 11,250. Then in October, 2010 Grospellier took down the 1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event at the Barriere Poker Tour in Lille, France for a 40,000 payday. In December of the same year he won the 3,000 Main Event at the Trophees Haussmann in Paris taking home 110,800.

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PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 WSOP ParadiseEvent #10: $5,000 Main Event Championship 415th $8,500
2023 WSOP ParadiseEvent #3: $25,000 GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship 63rd $46,100
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship 470th $37,500
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em 241st $3,505
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #41: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout 311th $1,061
2021 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #13: 10,000 NLH 6-Max 4th €62,574
2021 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #11: 1,650 NLH 6-Max 14th €7,480
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event World Championship 312th $33,900
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship 27th/sup> $22,990
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship 10th $26,171
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 32nd $9,299
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH - $1M for 1st Final Day, $5M GTD 28th $11,750
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #2: $1,111 Caesars Cares Charity Event 171st $2,031
2021 GGPoker WSOP Super Circuit Online Series#6: $365 GIANT No Limit Hold’em 13th $7,274
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ WeekEvent #4: Sunday High Rollers ME $1,050, $1M Gtd. 22nd $5,875
2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online CircuitWSOPC #2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller, $5M Gtd. 51st $22,365
2020 GGPoker High Rollers WeekHRW 07: $10,300 NLHE High Roller, $1.25M GTD 9th $35,354
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #65: $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship 94th $2,490
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD 1181st $1,541
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #59: $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 83rd $6,411
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 70th $12,511
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #56: $1,500 GGMasters WSOP Edition High Roller 40th $8,721
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship No Late Reg, 128 Cap 16th $24,832
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold’em Bounty Championship 29th $4,038
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st 670th $2,115
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #42: $400 PLOSSUS Day 2, $1M GTD 441st $1,046
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief Caesars Cares 319th $2,249
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague50,000 EPT Super High Roller 2nd €501,590
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague10,300 No-Limit Hold’em 5th €48,520
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #15: 550 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em 1st €190,375
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #14: 10,350 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em 55th €18,330
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #3: 1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em 51st €2,596
2019 WPTDeepStacks MarrakechMain Event 46th 29,000 MAD
2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS EuopeMain Event 53rd €20,000
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 425th $30,780
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 106th $3,840
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty 75th $2,819
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em Marathon 93rd $4,540
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee 52nd $10,933
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 65th $6,712
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud 11th $5,110
2018 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino RozvadovMain Event 40th €4,651
2018 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino Rozvadov5,300 High Roller 4th €22,883
2017 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino RozvadovMain Event 69th €3,639
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 59th $6,299
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #68: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 173rd $4,679
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MILLIONAIRE MAKER 100th $8,054
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 186th $2,369
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #6: High Roller for One Drop - $111,111 No-Limit Hold’em 2nd $2,278,657
2017 PokerStars Championship SochiMain Event 13th 2,055,000 RUB
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo CasinoMain Event 12th €33,600
2017 PokerStars Festival RozvadovMain Event 23rd €6,803
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta10,300 High Roller 21st €22,000
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona10,300 High Roller 55th €21,000
2015 PokerStars.fr EPT Season 11 Deauville5,300 Main Event 31st €14,490
2015 PokerStars Caribbean AdventureMain Event 104th $17,800
2014 PokerStars.com EPT Season 11 London4,250 Main Event 80th £7,750
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 51st $9,509
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship 16th $21,958
2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna5,300 Main Event 119th €9,550
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague10,300 High Roller 23rd €18,950
2013 PokerStars.com EPT Prague5,300 Main Event 106th €9,900
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 295th $32,242
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 111th $5,555
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em 7th $34,341
2013 PokerStars.com EPT LondonThe Professionals vs. Team PokerStars 1st £50,000
2012 PokerStars.net EPT PragueMain Event 100th €8,000
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #7: 10,450 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 25th €22,982
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #5: 10,450 Mixed Max - No-Limit Hold’em 13th €20,443
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona10,000 High Roller 7th €43,150
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. 16th $19,542
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em - Six-Handed 6th $68,738
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em 18th $23,876
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final100,000 Super High Roller 3rd €621,000
2012 PokerStars.it EPT CampioneMain Event 61st €9,000
2011 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #4: 3,200 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 5th €47,763
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #46: $10,000 No-Limit Holdem / Six Handed Championship 3rd $447,074
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #21: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship 1st $331,639
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) 11th $27,928
2011 World Series of PokerEvent #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 104th $4,998
2011 EPT DeauvilleMain Event 44th €15,000
2011 PokerStars Caribbean AdventureMain Event 126th $20,000
2010 PokerStars.net EPT BarcelonaMain Event 56th €13,000
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship 12th $38,424
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 91st $4,394
2010 PokerStars.it EPT San RemoMain Event 144th €9,000
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 34 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 13th $30,398
2009 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship$20,000 Heads-up Championship 4h $125,000
2009 L.A. Poker Classic$10,000 No Limit Hold’em Championship 32nd $38,085
2008 World Series of Poker39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event 370th $28,950
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 46 - $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-handed 16th $31,781
2007 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour - MacauAPPT Macau - $2500 Main Event 5th $48,576
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 15 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem 21st $20,806
2007 EPT WarsawMain Event 17th 24,282 PLN