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 toto hk .
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!
ElkY wins 2009 WCOOP Event #38: $530 1R1A NL Holdem
When all was said and done, only one remained, and it happened to be a seasoned vet among the PokerStars pros. ElkY showes us how it is done, by taking down the PokerStars 2009 World Championship of Online Poker Event #38: $530 1R1A NLHE. This event exceeded its guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 when 1,168 hopefuls showed up trying to write their names down in history by taking down the first prize bracelet and the money. In doing so they ballooned the prize pool to $1,369,000 after the rebuy and add-on period was over.
Team PokerStars pro and avid StarCraft player Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier showed us how it was done though. Once he reached the final table, he started to prey upon the rest of the hopefuls that accompanied him that far, and emerged with the win, the 2009 WCOOP bracelet and a first prize worth $232,730!!!
Congrats to mr. ElkY who still has not lost his touch, and continues to dominate final tables everywhere!!! Teach me please?
PokerStars WCOOP Event #38: $530 1R1A NL Holdem $1M Guaranteed
1160 entries, 742 re-buys, 827 add-ons, $1,369,000 prize pool
Final Table payouts were as follows:
1: ElkY, $232,730
2: Ginsash, $171,125
3: Pinnekjøtt, $129,918
4: hafizzle, $93,092
5: cashryders22, $67,765.50
6: natefive, $54,075
7: ICuRaRook, $40,385.50
8: Kid Canepa, $26,695.50
9: jeff710, $14,785.20
Notable finishes: paulgees81 (19), mig.com(11), SixthSense19 (22), Pearljammer (35), (Orel hershiser (49), AJKHoosier1(65), N00000ooooo (74), g0lfa(76), USCphildo (86), Mr_BigQueso(153), Humberto Brenes(156).
Other notable participants: hustla16, SirWatts, THAY3R, Chad Brown, TorontoToro, Barry Greenstein, XthedecanoX, Bill Chen, Steve Paul-Ambrose, William Thorson, Lex Veldhuis, Katja Thater, DDBeast, apestyles, Victor Ramdin, Andre Akkari, Bel0wAb0ve, stevie444, John Duthie, Hevad Kahn, Vaga_Lion, Soren Kongsgaard.