Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Jason Somerville Win WSOP Bracelets

Hmmmm...see if you can figure out who backs Jason Somerville from the above photo. Just guess.

Two of the game’s most respected online grinders captured their first respective WSOP bracelets on Tuesday.

In Event #20 ($1,000 NLH), Jason Somerville beat a field of 3,175 to capture his first bracelet and bank $493,091. He defeated Yahar Darian ($305,009) heads-up for the title. This event had another near-miss with a woman winning a bracelet, as 46 year-old Diana Allen, a woman, finished seventh ($63,493). Crazy as shit Lex Veldhuis just missed the final table, finishing eleventh ($28,517).

Somerville joins Brian Rast in becoming the second PokerVT pro in a week to win a bracelet. Apparently there’s some Good JuJuTM for VT pros who appeared on This Week In Poker. In related news, we’re working on getting a TWiP-ish version of TWiP going again from the WSOP soon.

Get full Event #20 results here.

In Event #21 ($10,000 Seven Card Stud), Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier broke through and captured his first bracelet, banking $331,639. He defeated Steven Landfish ($204,924) heads-up for the title.

ElkY has proven to be far from a typical two-year wonder. This is ElkY’s ninth major cash of 2011 and third victory (he’s also won two EPT High Rollers events). The win gives him nearly $8M in career tournament earnings and over $1.6M for 2011. We’re having a difficult time computing all of this, as ElkY is French, yet, he’s so often victorious. He’s like the Michael Jordan in a country full of LeBron Jameses.

Get full Event #21 results and payouts here.


One Response

  1. La 4L de Jacky

    June 21, 2011 8:39 am, Reply

    Hahaha Je suis français mais je kiffe votre ton envers notre peuple. Elky est un génie et ouais il est français. Euh d’ailleurs y’a plus d’intellectuels en France qu’aux Etats-Unis non ? Vous êtes bien incultes sortis de votre pauvre et trop récente culture quand même…

    oops… sorry, i forget that americans just understand their fuckin language… so let’s take a translator little brain !

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