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ElkY: The Making of a Modern Poker Legend

International Star Bertrand Grospellier Wins Poker’s Triple Crown

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jul 27, 2011


Since the poker boom, only a few poker legends have joined the ranks of Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss, and Stu Ungar in the annals of the game’s giants. Chris Moneymaker became an instant legend when he won the 2003 World Series of Poker main event and launched a revolution. A few players have won their way to poker immortality since that time, including the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Erik Seidel. Now, nearly a decade since online poker changed the game forever, a new generation of players has emerged to revolutionize the bar of extraordinary poker accomplishment. Tom Dwan might be at the top of that list in the United States, but one player who is clearly an international poker legend, and has the results to back it up, is a 30-year-old Frenchman who lives in London — Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier. Before poker, Grospellier was already a legend ...

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