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Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier No Longer a PokerStars Team Pro

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WSOP bracelet winner Bertrand Grospellier, better known under his nickname "ElkY", is no longer a PokerStars Team Pro, PokerFuse reports.

The French professional poker player no longer appears on the PokerStars Team Pro page where his photo was displayed next to players like Chris Moneymaker and Daniel Negreanu for well over a decade.

Grospellier was the first to reach "Supernova" and "Supernova Elite" status on PokerStars

Grospellier joined PokerStars shortly after winning an invitational online tournament organized by PokerStars for eSports gamers, all the way back in 2004. Grospellier was also the first to reach "Supernova" and "Supernova Elite" status on PokerStars, two now-defunct tiers of the popular VIP scheme. In 2009, Grospellier set the world record for multi-tabling Sit & Go's during the PokerStars Grand Final in Monte Carlo, playing 62 tournaments in an hour while showing a profit.

"ElkY"'s claim to fame came after he competed as the first professional egamer in South-Korea, the most competitive ground for (online) gaming till this day. Grospellier won the PCA back in 2008 and won the WPT Festa al Lago in the same year. In 2011, he won his WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud event. He's also in possession of two WCOOP titles and a SCOOP victory.

PokerStars has said goodbye to many (longtime) Team Pros in recent weeks. Felipe Ramos broke the news of him and PokerStars going their separate ways during the PokerStars Championship Prague in December of last year. Right after New Years, Vanessa Selbst and later Jason Mercier followed suit in announcing their departure from PokerStars Team Pro.

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Grospellier's biggest score came at the 2017 WSOP

Bertrand Grospellier Stats

Total Live Earnings:$13,515,254
France All Time Money List:1st
All Time Money List:29th
Global Poker Index Ranking714th

Bertrand Grospellier Biggest Scores

YearSeriesEventPositionPrize
2017WSOP$111,111 High Roller for One Drop2nd$2,278,657
2008PCA$7,800 Main Event1st$2,000,000
2008WPT$15,400 Festa al Lago Main Event1st$1,411,015
2012EPTGrand Final €25,000 High Roller3rd$819,878
2011EPTGrand Final €25,000 High Roller1st$779,221
2009WPT$25,500 Championship Event3rd$776,245
2011WSOP$10,000 Six-Handed3rd$447,074
2009PCA$25,000 High Roller1st$433,500
2007EPTDKr 37,500 Main Event2nd$399,952
2011WSOP$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship1st$331,639

Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, The Early Years Video Series from 2014

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