ElkY picks-up 4th EPT High-Roller title in Berlin
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is one of the most accomplished poker players of the last decade; his exploits at the online poker tables are the stuff of legends, and since making the transition to live tournament poker ElkY has managed to build upon his online reputation, and is now considered one of the very best in the world.
ElkY added to his resume this weekend by picking up his fourth European Poker Tour (EPT) High-Roller tournament win at the EPT Berlin series. ElkY’s win in Berlin go along with two EPT Madrid High-Roller victories, as well as one at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) a defacto EPT event.
ElkY’s win came over one of the most fearsome final table lineups ever assembled, considering that along with the Team PokerStars Pro ElkY, Marvin Rettenmaier, Tobias Reinkenmeier, David Peters, UK superstar and Lock Poker Pro Chris Moorman, Martin Jacobson, and online phenom and PCA High-Roller Champion Viktor “Isildur1” Blom were all battling for the title.
In the end it would come down to ElkY and Chris Moorman for the title and the €231,000 in prize-money that was set aside for the winner (the runner-up would have to be content with a mere €145,200) and it was France who came out victorious in the latest clash between the Victorian superpowers of the UK and France.
Here is a look at the final table payouts from the event:
* 1st place: Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier — €231,000
* 2nd place: Chris Moorman — €145,200
* 3rd place: Marvin Rettenmaier — €85,800
* 4th place: David Peters — €62,700
* 5th place: Tobias Reinkemeier — €46,200
* 6th place: Oleh Okhotskyi — €33,000
* 7th place: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom — €29,700
* 8th place: Martin Jacobson — €26,400
ElkY is one four Triple Crown winner is poker history (the Triple Crown represented by winning a WSOP, WPT, and EPT title); he has over $9 million in career tournament earnings, good enough for 19th place on the all-time list; and is #1 on the France all-time money list.
Over the course of his career ElkY has put up some impressive wins; here is a look at his biggest scores:
* ElkY won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2008 for $2,000,000
* ElkY won the 6th Annual Festa al Lago Classic WPT title in 2008 for $1,411,015
* ElkY won the 2011 EPT Grand Final High-Roller title for $779,221
* ElkY finished 3rd in the 2009 WPT $25k Championship at the Bellagio for $776,245
* ElkY finished 3rd in the $10,000 2011 WSOP 6-Max Championship for $447,074
* ElkY won the 2009 PCA High-Roller title for $433,500
* ElkY finished 2nd in the 2007 EPT Scandinavian Open Championship for $399,953
* ElkY won the 2011 WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card-Stud tournament for $331,639
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