They say poker is a game of luck. Someone should have gotten that memo to Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who not only demonstrated that poker is a game of skill, but also demonstrated that he has the necessary prowess to take down his second bracelet of the 2009 series of the PokerStars WCOOP.
How can it be all luck and this guy takes down his second bracelet in three days? How can it be all luck and he got shortstacked to the final three? ElkY showed how determined he was to take this down, because when the other players proposed a deal, ElkY said “I will deal for the bracelet and 263K… I just want to play for the win!” Just minutes later, despite having been the shortest stack at that moment, ElkY emerged with the impressive win, the $263,000 and the WCOOP Bracelet.
This event amassed a total of 9,220 hopefuls for a prize pool worth $1,844,000. It was one of the biggest prizepools for non-four-figure events in this years’ WCOOP. Tons of unknowns in this field, but this did not seem to be of any effect to ElkY, who joins g0lfa as the only two players to have collected multiple bracelets in this series.
Congratulations to all who played, and if you did not cash or come high enough don’t worry, because there’s always next year!
Final Table payouts:
1) ElkY, $263,323
2) jektiss, $193,620
3) chilipepp, $137,285.80
4) KNtheKid, $92,200
5) Profeshigh, $73,760
6) kezug, $55,320
7) jm18, $36,880
8) bundesmiro, $20,284
9) Trippple_A, $12,908
Notable Finishes: Victor Ramdin (22), Lex “RasZi” Veldhuis (152), Barry Greenstein (203), Princesa (301), ICuRaRook (442), Orel Hershiser (470)