Bertrand Grospellier

ResidenceLondon, England
BornFebruary 8, 1981 in France
WSOP Bracelet(s)1
WSOP Money finishes19
Live Tournament Earnings$10,100,000
Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier


Bertrand Grospellier is a famous French poker player who is popularly known as Elky in the international poker circuit. Born and brought up in France, Bertrand had always been a great lover of video games since his childhood. His competitive nature and great passion for the games forced him to take gaming as a profession. In 2001, he moved to South Korea to become a professional gamer.

Bertrand has been a great gamer. In 2001, he emerged as the most popular gamer for his Starcraft knowledge. He competed in the Korean Pro Gaming league and emerged as one of the top ranked StarCraft players. He emerged second in the World Cyber Games and marked his presence with many extraordinary achievements including a fourth place finish in an Ongamenet Starleague. By 2002, he had tried out the new released WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos and continued his journey of success by coming second in the Ongamenet WarCraft Retail League.

In the early 20’s, he was introduced to poker by a friend. From then onwards, he started playing poker online on PokerStars under the screen name “Ekly”. Soon, he realized a great attraction towards the game. Bertrand marked his presence in the online poker world and became the first person to reach “Supernova elite player” status on PokerStars in just 4.5 months.

After honing his skills online, he tried his skills at live poker tables. He also holds the Guinness World Record for most Single Table Sit & Goes played in one hour for a total of 62 at a $6.50 buy in. Not only this, he has marked his presence all over the world by winning WSOP bracelet, WPT events, EPT events and two WCOOP bracelets.

The poker pro is still active in poker circuit and also serves as a prominent member of Team PokerStars. He is also  a member of the “Champions for Peace” club.

Some of his biggest achievements-

EventWhenBuy-inRankWinnings Monaco EPT Grand Final / Season 8
No Limit Hold’em 8 Max High Roller
Apr 23, 2012€ 98,5003rd$890,833
World Championship of Online Poker (event  38)2009$5301st$232,730
42nd World Series of Poker 2011
WSOP 7 Card Stud Championship
Jun 12, 2011$10,0001st$331,639
6th Annual Festa Al Lago Classic WPT Championship QEOct 20 – 25, 2008$15,0001st$1,411,015
 Belguim Open Poker Championships
No Limit Hold’em Team Event
Nov 23, 2009€  10,0002nd$16,138