Bertrand GrospellierTue, 11 Nov 2008 04:46
A poker biography of Bertrand Grospellier.
Name - Bertrand Grospellier
Born - Vandoeuvre, France
Poker Rooms - Poker Stars
Bertrand Grospellier is a Frenchman who’s long been a popular online gamer, thanks to his specialty - Starcraft. He is a regular at World Cyber Games and the Korean Pro Gaming League since 2001, when he moved to Korea. Grospellier has commendable gaming skills. In Starcraft, for example, he is one of the world’s top ranking players. When he started playing poker, he also discovered a great way to convert his gaming skills to huge amounts of cash.
Grospellier credits the game-playing skills he honed in other online games for his success in PokerStar’s online poker games. As soon as he got used to online poker, he was turning in profit and increasing his bankroll. To date, he ranks as one of PokerStar’s highest earning players. He was even the first player to rank as a Supernova Elite over at the site’s VIP Club. He is now a member of Team PokerStars PRO. He is known online as ‘ElkY,’ his nickname.
Grospellier has likewise gone into live poker games. In 2007, he was part of the Copenhagen leg of PokerStar’s European Poker Tour. He made a remarkable placing at second place and went home with $399,953 in winnings. A few months after, he was at the final table of the World Series of Poker. This was for the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event. He finished ninth and took home $29,124.
However, his performance in the 2008 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure was perhaps his best, so far. In this trip, participated by a total of 1,013 of the world’s best poker players, he placed first and won $2,000,000. He followed this up quickly with an impressive finish at the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. Here, he joined and won in several events. This included a second place finish at the $25,500 No Limit Hold’em Heads-up table. From this table, he won $320,000. He took home more than $400,000 from this online event alone.
With so many venues to play online and live poker, Grospellier is often left with not much time for anything else. The popularity of poker, as well as the accessibility of online games, can keep anyone preoccupied. However, Grospellier tries his best to maintain his high rank in computer gaming. He plays several online games (that’s not poker) whenever he can. He continues to be one of gaming world’s elite players.
Grospellier has shared plans of moving to London to get closer to professional poker venues. His drive to excel in his newfound poker passion, both for online gaming and live action, sets him a breed apart from other casual gamers. It is no wonder that he immediately found success with his initial foray into the game through PokerStar’s site. And to follow this up with success on the live professional poker circuit can be expected even though this is no mean feat, even for a veteran gamer. His steady showing and total money earnings are testament to his strategic mind and playing skills. Grospellier is one player that the poker world can expect more out of in the years to come.