Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier has become one of the biggest names in poker over the past few years. Grospellier's rise in fame is not unwarranted either, as he has had dozens of tournament cashes over the past few years, resulting in his total lifetime tournament earnings being at $10,024,926. Grospellier was finally awarded the greatest honor in poker at the 2011 World Series of Poker when he won his first bracelet in Event #21: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship.
While ElkY did not manage to win a second bracelet this year, he was able to make a final table and eventually finish in sixth place in Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed.
We caught up with this poker phenom looking at a flop of . Grospellier's opponent checked to him and he fired out 350. His opponent called and checked once again on the turn. Grospellier continued the aggression with a bet of 825.
Grospellier once again received a call and the river brought the . Both players checked and Grospellier's opponent showed for eight-high and a busted straight draw. Grospellier showed and, much to his surprise, was able to drag in the pot.
Grospellier is succeding at building his stack up early and is sitting on about 45,000 in chips.