2009 PCA: Champion down

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure holds a place in Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier's heart, and not just because he won $2 million here last year.

"The PCA is always a special tournament for poker players, especially because the location is so great and because there are so many online qualifiers and the atmosphere is very special," he said.

He had hope to come to Paradise Island in 2009 and to make another strong showing. It was not to be.

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Moments ago, with only a few thousand left in his stack, he got pocket tens all in against pocket queens. Nothing magical happened and the defending champion went out before the dinner break.