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Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier PCA High Roller Winner

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jan/09/2009
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

Winning back-to-back championships in any sport, in any form of competition, is quite a feat, and in poker it is even harder to accomplish, writes Ryan Lucchess of CardPlayer.com.

"Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier won the European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2008, besting a field of 1,136 players to win $2 million. In 2009, he was unable to beat a field of 1,347 players to repeat as champion, but what he did last night at the Atlantis Resort solidified his greatness. One year after he won the main event at the PCA, he won the first-ever $25,000 high-roller event held at the PCA and $433,500 in prize money. He has reached a pinnacle of poker consistency in the process. Grospellier has now won $2,433,500 in prize money in the Bahamas in the last 365 days."

Grospellier is a pro gamer and poker player from France. He was one of the top ranked Starcraft players in the world, having placed second in the World Cyber Games in 2001 and continuing his career in South Korea in the years subsequent including a fourth place finish in a Ongamenet Starleague. By 2002 he picked up the newly released WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos and showed success by finishing second in the televised Ongamenet WarCraft Retail League before retiring.

In poker, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,100,000 as of January 2009 and that number is still being tallied up.

EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Rollers Event Final Table Payouts

1st - Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier - $433,500
2nd - Will Molson - $228,000
3rd - Scott Seiver - $137,000
4th - Liya Gerasimova - $91,300
5th - Humberto Brenes - $70,800
6th - Eli Elezra - $68,500
7th - Daniel Alaei - $57,000
8th - Nick Schulman - $45,700

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Ace King, Gambling911.com 

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