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Capture the Flag -- Bertrand Grospellier

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Dec 25, 2009


Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has been a dominant force on the tournament circuit in recent years, but he started his career by playing cash games online. Once a professional gamer, Grospellier transferred his mouse-clicking skills from StarCraft to online poker, and eventually took on live poker, as well. He also will appear on the new season of GSN’s High Stakes Poker, which premieres in February 2010. Kristy Arnett: How did you get your start playing cash games? Bertrand Grospellier: I first started playing poker by playing cash games, and I really had no idea what I was doing. I was playing $1-$2 no-limit [hold’em] six years ago, because my friend told me to go on PokerStars. I put $200 on there, played $1-$2, and went broke pretty quickly. For the first couple of months after that, I played 50¢-$1 and started taking it much more seriously. I moved up to $2-$4 ...

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