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Final Table Takedown -- Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier

Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Captures the First of Two 2009 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker Bracelets

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jan 08, 2010


Bertrand Grospellier is a member of Team PokerStars, and has more than $5.7 million in live-tournament career earnings. His first big live win, for $2 million, came at the 2008 European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. He would then go on to capture the WPT Festa al Lago championship, for $1,411,015. He also won WPT 2008 Player of the Year honors by finishing third in the $25,000 WPT Championship. Event: 2009 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker $500 no-limit hold’em rebuy event Players in the Event: 1,169 First Prize: $232,730 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Stacks: ElkY – 23,381; DaMurdera3 – 15,319; GambleAB – 14,180; Balla-B13 – 15,200 Blinds: 20-40 Players at the Table: 9 Key Concepts: Optimum strategy with big hands in the early stages of tournaments against aggressive opponents; deep-stack play Craig Tapscott: Let’s focus on early tournament strategy, which is the first step to getting the chance ...

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