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NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship — Round Four

Hellmuth vs. “ElkY”

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jul 10, 2009


The NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship concluded not long ago on NBC, and you can catch all of the matches that you may have missed at In the last few issues, I have written a series of columns about my matches. In the first round, I got lucky and beat Mike Sexton (my A-J vs. his Q-Q), and in the second round, I beat qualifier Jeffrey Ishbia. In the “Sweet Sixteen,” I beat Internet sensation Tom “Durrrr” Dwan to advance to the “Elite Eight,” where I faced off against poker star Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier for the right to play in the “Final Four.” Recently, ElkY was on the cover of Card Player, and he made the final table of the $25,000 buy-in WPT Championship. He has performed impressively in both online and live tournaments. He is just 25 years old, and figures to be a threat for years to ...

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