Bertrand Grospellier – Poker Player Profile
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is a Team PokerStars Pro with an extremely accomplished poker resume. Before getting into poker, “ElkY” was one of the top Starcraft players in the world, with multiple Top 5 finishes in the World Cyber Games, and a victory in the Euro Cyber Games of 2003. Once he turned his attention to cards, Grospellier had immediate success, finishing 2nd in the 2007 EPT Scandinavian Open in Copenhagen for $400K. Following that, Bertrand Grospellier claimed his first victory in January 2008 by winning the EPT PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure for $2 million, and then went on to win his first WPT event later that same year, the Festa Al Lago for $1.4 million. In 2009, Grospellier once again made noise at the Caribbean Poker Adventure, this time winning the High Rollers event for $433K, and then succeeded it by making another WPT final table, 3rd for $776K at the Five Star World Poker Classic.
Grospellier’s other achievements include becoming the first person to ever reach “Supernova Elite” on PokerStars, and setting the Guinness World Record for most Single Table Sit & Go’s in one hour – 62. Although that mark has since been broken and many people have reached Supernova Elite, both feats were mightily impressive in their time. With live tournament earnings in excess of $5.5 million, Bertrand Grospellier’s meteoric rise to the top of the poker word is certainly unmatched by anybody else in the game.