PokerCast Episode 187 - Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier & Joe Stapleton
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier. ElkY makes his long awaited return to the PokerCast to talk about his impressive high roller wins and finally having a break through World Series of Poker including taking home a 7 Card Stud Bracelet. Next Mike and Adam connect with Poker Media personality Joe Stapleton to chat about his work on the popular PokerStars Big Game and his latest project WCOOP radio. Poker pro and friend of the show Barry Greenstein returns to the program for a special segment remembering Thuy Doan who recently lost her long battle with cancer. Leggo Poker coach Andrew 'LuckyChewy' Lichtenberger talks about 'Straddling' in this weeks Leggo Poker / Deuces Cracked strategy segment. Mike and Adam provide a 'TV Comedy Madness' update in forum static and of course give away the password for the September 11th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Born February 8, 1981, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospelier is a professional poker player from Melun, France currently living in London, England. Before poker, Elky was a professional gamer in South Korea, specializing in StarCraft. Grospelier got his start in poker when a friend introduced him to online poker at Pokerstars. Immediately, Elky recognized that the same skills that gave him a competitive edge in gaming would transfer well to poker.
Elky’s dedication to the game is obvious. He was the first player on PokerStars to reach both Supernova and Supernova Elite status. In 2009 Grospellier set the Guinness World Record for “Most Single Table Sit & Goes in One Hour, ” for profitably playing 62 hands in an hour.
Grospellier has 8 WSOP cashes, 1 WPT title, 2 WPT final tables, and 1 EPT title. According to Hendon mob, Elky’s live tournament winnings exceed $6.1 million. His online achievements are equally impressive, taking 2 bracelets in the 2009 WCOOP within 3 days of each other for a combined total of $500,000.
Grospellier is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro. Learn more about Bertrand Grospellier