Pokercast Episode 54 - Bertrand Grospellier & Shaun Deeb
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is EPT and WPT Champion Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier. Bertrand joined the guys live from the PCA currently underway at the Atlantis Resort to talk about his very successful 2008, some interesting hands from last years PCA final table and his plans for the upcoming WSOP. Shaun Deeb also chimed in on the program to discuss his second consecutive Poker Stars yearly TLB win and share some funny road trip stories. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the January 11th Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Shaun Deeb is a professional poker player from Troy, NY currently living in Las Vegas. Deeb launched his online tournament career from a single deposit of $30, which he parlayed into $33,000 in two weeks.
Deeb rose to internet poker fame and was known for the incredible multi-table tournament volume he could put in, as well as his ability to multi-tabling 30+ tournaments at one time. In addition to his multi-tabling prowess, Deeb was lauded for his ability to take a nightly $5 re-buy tournament as serious as he would a tournament with exponentially larger buy in. After dominating the online tournament scene for years, Shaun has now set his sights on playing in the largest live poker games in the world.Learn more about Shaun Deeb
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