Along for the ride, on a bike and in life

The WCOOP ended not too long ago. Some of you might have heard about a WCOOP prop bet I made with fellow PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, and I thought I'd give a report on how that went. Eugene and I really wanted to come up with some sort of bet that would be hard for the person who lost,...more

by ElkY on November 5, 2012 6:38 AM

PCA 2013: The making of a rock star named ElkY

There is an argument to be made that Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was a rockstar long before 2008. That argument goes something like, "In the world of Starcraft, people looked at ElkY like he was Elvis." That may be so, but I will contend until my dying day that I saw the exact second ElkY turned fro...more

by Brad Willis on October 15, 2012 7:34 AM

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 t...more

by Rick Dacey on September 12, 2012 2:10 AM

Mercier, Elky and Selbst complete a Global Poker Index hattrick

Team PokerStars Pro have completed an epic one, two, three at the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) with tournament titans Jason Mercier (1st), Betrand 'ElkY' Grospellier (2nd) and Vanessa Selbst (3rd) this week claiming podium positions. Mercier cashed six times at this year's WSOP making one fin...more

by Rick Dacey on July 20, 2012 5:20 AM

Tale of the tape: ElkY vs. Lex Veldhuis

In 2009, two Team PokerStars Pros, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Lex "RasZi" Veldhuis got into a friendly confrontation that led to the two making a prop bet where they would square off against each other in the ring -- mixed-martial-arts style. The two agreed to fight it out, seriously, but frien...more

by Donnie Peters on November 21, 2011 3:05 AM

PokerStars 10th Anniversary review: ElkY, one name says it all

The advent of online poker has done a lot for the cult of personality. These days, just about any kid who makes a splash online can walk into a room and be known only by his screen name. One man, however, did not culture his image in online poker. He didn't build his online moniker up from obscurity...more

by Brad Willis on November 9, 2011 6:34 AM

WSOP 2011: ElkY dons poker's Triple Crown with 7-stud championship win

It's a documented fact that Betrand "ElkY" Grospellier wins every tournament he enters. Well, almost, anyway. For the past half-decade, ElkY's trip from Starcraft to poker saw him notch titles on the European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour. The journey earned him fame, validation, and more than $7 ...more

by Brad Willis on June 15, 2011 4:56 AM

Variance may be king, but I wear the crown

The EPT Grand Final is always one of the most prestigious event of the year. I came fully prepared and very excited about the change of host city to Madrid. Even though I'm not superstitious at all, it's a bit frustrating when there is a place where you don't have much success, and Monte Carlo was d...more

by ElkY on May 31, 2011 9:38 AM

Why you should join me in the Bahamas for the PCA

by ElkY January 2008 was the turning point of my poker career. My victory then at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will always be my best memory of a poker tournament. All my friends were there to root for me, and the thrill and excitement of winning is why we all play tournaments and endure bad b...more

by Simon Young on November 15, 2010 4:20 AM

WCOOP 2010: David Williams, ElkY among final 64 in Event #12, $215 Heads-up

Almost exactly one year ago, it took Eugene "MyRabbiFoo" Katchalov nearly 24 straight hours of poker to capture the WCOOP heads-up title. Katchalov won 11 consecutive matches during this feat of endurance and should probably have received a medal, a stiff drink, and a new puppy along with his his br...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 9, 2010 1:09 AM
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