Bertrand Grospellier is a French poker player but he has made important poker victories in events all over the world. To get an understanding of his strength as a player it is important to look closer at the events he takes part in. Bertrand is not one of those poker stars that everyone seems to know something about. Still, his sharp player style and steady advancement has made it clear that the poker fans of the world should keep an eye out for this talented player. What few are aware of is that he bases his skills on computer strategy games and he was active online with gaming long before his poker career got started.
Computer Strategy Games
For Bertrand Grospellier it all started with strategy games online. In 2001 the Frenchman moved to Korea and he became a known player in the World Cyber Games and in the Korean Pro Gaming league. His favorite game was Starcraft and he is still one of the top ranking players of this game. All though his talent for the strategy games has given him a lot of honor and respect it never made him a rich man. This would change when he decided to get into poker.
Moving to Poker
Bertrand joined PokerStars and he became known by his nickname ElkY. His skills in strategy games helped him to think correctly in poker games and he started to win a lot of money. He was actually one of the first players to ever reach the Supernova Elite level in the PokerStars VIP club. Today he is a member of the Team PokerStars Pro and you can find him online playing under his nickname ElkY.
Bertrand Grospellier has had some very large poker winnings and he keep on earning nice money in events by regular interval. One must mention the rather recent success he had in 2009 when he came in 3rd in the WPT $25,000 No Limit Holdem Championship Event. This gave him a prize sum of $776,245! The same year he scored $433,500 by coming in 1st in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, a high roller event. In 2008 he won close to 1,5 million by placing 1st in the $15,000 WPT Championship. The same year he won a stunning $2,000,000 by coming in 1st in the $7,800 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. A quick glance at his poker achievements makes it obvious that he is combining the big winnings with steady smaller prize sums and he is today a millionaire from his successful online poker gaming.
Relocating to Europe
Bertrand Grospellier left Korea for London where he is said to be residing today. This was probably a very wise move for a player that has a lot to get from participating in the European poker events. In 2009 he was seen competing in Belgium, Spain and Barcelona as well as in the USA. With his frequent appearances and many wins he is sure to be one of the biggest poker stars of the century.