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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

By Bernard Lee
May 14, 2020

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Poker Triple Crown winner and GG Poker Ambassador, Bertrand  “ElkY” Grospellier. ElkY discusses his life initially as a professional StarCraft player in South Korea, and eventually transitioning to poker. ElkY talks about his winning his two WSOP bracelets including his pursuit of the Poker Triple Crown. Additionally, Elky discusses being tested positive for COVID-19, although he was asymptomatic during his quarantine. Finally, Bertrand discusses his new role as GG Poker Ambassador and the GG WSOP Super Circuit Poker Online Series.

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

0:00RedChipPoker Ad
0:49Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be Poker Triple Crown winner and GG Poker Ambassador, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier.
1:43GG WSOP Super Circuit Poker Online Series is being played this month with 595 events including 18 WSOP Circuit ring events and a  $100 million guaranteed prize pool.
2:33PokerStars held “Stars Call For Action” charity tournament and was won by David Costabile, who won $100,000 to donate to World Central Kitchen.
3:16King’s Resort reopened this week with numerous safety regulations.
4:51RunGood Gear Ad
5:35Bernard welcomes Poker Triple Crown winner and GG Poker Ambassador, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier.
7:41ElkY discusses his past as a professional StarCraft player in South Korea.
16:30ElkY talks about his transition to the world of poker, including becoming SuperNova and SuperNova Elite on PokerStars.
22:26ElkY analyzes how the strategies of StarCraft related to poker.
26:37ElkY recalls winning his first WSOP bracelet in 2011 ($10,000 Seven Card Stud) and his pursuit of the Poker Triple Crown.
28:45ElkY recalls winning his second WSOP bracelet in 2019 in Europe, which had a direct effect on the 2019 WSOP POY.
35:26ShareMyPair Ad
35:58Bernard continues his interview with Poker Triple Crown winner and GG Poker Ambassador, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier.
37:16ElkY discusses how he found out he tested positive for COVID-19, including how Prague handled the COVID-19 lockdown and the testing process.
42:30ElkY states that Kings Casino will reopen with certain guidelines.
44:15ElkY talks about the contact tracing back to an Uber ride.
46:15ElkY explains that he felt completely asymptomatic.
49:02ElkY talks about playing online poker, especially on GG Poker where the GG WSOP Super Circuit Poker Online Series is being held this month.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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