Bertrand Grospellier

Bertrand " ElkY" Grospellier (born 8 February 1981) is a French former professional e- sports and current poker pro.


Before beginning his poker career Bertrand Grospellier played StarCraft professional. His biggest success was the second place at the World Cyber ​​Games 2001. The following year he was fourth, fifth in 2003. He is the only Frenchman who has participated in South Korea as a player of the AMD Dream Team to the professional StarCraft leagues.


Grospellier took part in the World Series of Poker in 2005 and 2006 in part. A first moderate success in poker succeeded Grospellier, when he won the PokerStars Pro - Gamer Challenge on January 13, 2005. His first big success was the 2nd place in the European Poker Tour in Copenhagen on 20 January 2007. Earnings amounted to 309,000 euros. He was also the first player who reaches the supernova elite level of the PokerStars VIP Club. Grospellier plays for Team PokerStars.

He achieved his greatest success at the EPT on 10 January 2008 at heads-up against Hafiz Khan. He beat him at the final table with a pair of 8 and won in Nassau ( Bahamas), a prize of $ 2,000,000.

In 2009, he won two events of the discharged PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker and thereby received about $ 500,000 in prize money.

In 2011 he won at the WSOP Seven Card Stud Championship. He sat down in a heads -up against Steve Fish by country and won $ 331,000.

Until the end of 2013 he won nearly $ 10.4 million in poker tournaments.