PokerStars Bertrand Grospellier ElkY has won his first WSOP bracelet in event #21 Seven-Card Stud World Championship, this was the first time Elky had ever played in a 7 Card Stud tournament. The PokerStars French Pro has already won an EPT and WPT title and more than $7 million in tournament earnings in his career but the WSOP bracelet is one of the biggest accomplishments in poker.
Elky was also a pro gamer on the StarCraft Team who then focused his attention to online poker and then live poker and become a member of Team PokerStars Pros.
The first place prize was $331,639 although winning a WSOP bracelet is worth far more to ElkY than the prize money.
WSOP 2011 Updates
Here are the results of the 2011 World Series of Poker Bracelets with some of the top players making final table appearances including: Gus Hansen, Allen Bari, Eugene Katchalov, Tyler Bonkowski (Team 888), John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth and Bertrand Grospellier ElkY.
The 2011 World Series of Poker has had more entrants than most of the events in 2010 despite the fears of a drop in attendance resulting from Black Friday. Some events had a record breaking amount of players entering for WSOP side events with most of the events having bigger playing fields than last year.
WSOP Event #2: Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
1st - Jake Cody - $851,192 - United Kingdom
2nd - Yevgeniy Timoshenko - $525,980 - United States
3rd - Gus Hansen - $283,966- Monaco
WSOP Event #3: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
1st - Francesco Barbaro - $262,283 - United States
WSOP Event #4: No-Limit Hold’em
1st - Allen Bari - $874,116 - United States
WSOP Event #5: Seven Card Stud
1st - Eugene Katchalov - $122,909 - United States
WSOP Event #6: Limit Hold'em
1st - Harrison Wilder - $205,065 - United States
WSOP Event #7: Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
1st - Amir Lehavot - $573,456 - United States
WSOP Event #8: No-Limit Hold'em
1st - Sean Getzwiller - $611,185 - United States
WSOPEvent #9: No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
1st - Matthew Perrins - $102,105 - United Kingdom
WSOP Event #10: No-Limit Hold'em
1st - Geffrey Klein - $544,388 - United States
WSOP Event #11: Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
1st - Viacheslav Zhukov - $465,216 - Russia
WSOP Event #12: Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
1st - David Diaz - $352,808 - United States
WSOP Event #13: No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
1st - Andrew Badecker - $369,371 - United States
WSOP Event #14: Limit Hold'em
1st - Tyler Bonkowski - $220,817 - Canada
WSOP Event #15: Pot Limit Hold'em
1st - Brian Rast - $227,232 - United States
WSOP Event #16: 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
1st - John Juanda - $367,170 - United States
2nd - Phil Hellmuth - $226,907 - United States
WSOP Event #17: H.O.R.S.E.
1st - Aaron Steury - $289,283 - United States
WSOP Event #18: No-Limit Hold'em
1st - Foster Hays - $735,400 - United States
WSOP Event #19: Limit Hold'em
1st - Darren Woods - $213,431 - United Kingdom
WSOP Event #20: No-Limit Hold'em
1st - Jason Summerville - United States
WSOP Event #21: Seven-Card Stud
1st - Bertrand Grospellier - $331,639 - France