ElkY chasing his third WCOOP title
Team PokerStars Pro Elky is something else. It's yet to be determined what that something else actually is though. Cyborg? Superhero? Manga made flesh? He's known by one name*, has scored $10,078,385 in live tournament winnings, has won the Triple Crown (has EPT, WSOP and WPT titles) and possesses two WCOOP bracelets. Now he wants a third.
*His actual name is Bertrand Grospellier, in case you didn't know.
Ten players sit alongside ElkY on two titles apiece, including Shaun 'shaundeeb' Deeb and Joel Adam '2FLY2TILT' Gordon, but only three players have managed to score three WCOOP titles so far. They are:
Ryan 'g0lfa' D'Angelo, USA: 2009 (x2), 2010
Team PokerStars Online's Anders 'Donald' Berg, Norway: 2007, 2010, 2011
Dan 'djk123' Kelly, USA: 2009 (x2), 2011
We caught up with the man himself to find out why WCOOP means so much to him.
If you want to watch some WCOOP bracelet winning action - and you do - then head on over to watch WCOOP highlights at PokerStars.tv including the final table of WCOOP-22: $10,300 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller. And, of course, you can catch up with final table reports of every single WCOOP event here at the PokerStars Blog.
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.