ElkY wins first WSOP bracelet completes Triple Crown

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 15, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

Cross another big-time poker pro off of the list of “Best poker player without a bracelet” as Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier took home his first WSOP bracelet in the $10k Seven-Card-Stud Championship at the 2011 World Series of Poker. In the process ElkY became the fourth member of poker’s Triple Crown club, joining Gavin Griffin, Roland de Wolfe, and Jake Cody (who completed the Triple Crown earlier in the 2011 WSOP) in the very exclusive club.

ElkY joins Jake Cody, Eugene Katchalov, Jason Somerville (who won the $1k NLHE tournament yesterday), and Allen Bari as first-time WSOP bracelet winners in 2011.

ElkY admitted that prior to this tournament he had never played Stud Poker –which seems to be a theme at the 2011 WSOP; Matt Perrins anyone— “As my friend pushed me to play he said I had a really good memory for the cards so I can analyze the cards and the combination… I think I caught up quickly and all the poker games are all similar. It’s about reading your opponents and adapting to the situation. Of course I have a lack of experience but sometimes I think it (helped) me because I was playing really aggressive and getting my opponents to fold in some spots where they’re not supposed to fold.”

Here is a look the final table payouts from the $10k Stud Championship:

1. Bertrand Grospellier – $331,639

2. Steven Landfish – $204,924

3. Maxwell Troy – $128,341

4. John Hennigan – $92,928

5. Alexander Kostritsyn – $72,627

6. Chad Brown – $57,917

7. Kevin Tang – $47,032

8. Chris Tryba – $38,812

Results courtesy of wsop.com

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