"ElkY" Takes Down €550 Colossus Event For Second WSOP Bracelet

Published on November 4th, 2019 5:52 pm EST

The ending of the European part of the World Series brings to a conclusion the player of the year race in 2019.It was an eventful day at the World Series of Poker Europe today.

To start, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier won the second World Series of Poker bracelet of his career in the €550 Colossus event, navigating through a field of thousands of entrants to take down the first place prize of €190,375.

With his victory, "ElkY", who is now a partypoker sponsored player, has just under $14 million in total live tournament cashes.

"ElkY", who has a somewhat acrimonious parting of the way with Pokerstars a while back, is likely cherishing this victory as it proves that he is still very relevant in the world of poker.


The WSOP POY race was also decided today, as Shaun Deeb's elimination from the Colossus event in 11th place officially cemented Daniel Negreanu's victory.

Negreanu and Deeb have been at each other's throats for months now, so Negreanu's win is likely extra sweet.

This was the third WSOP POY title of Negreanu's career, with previous wins coming in 2004 and 2013.

By winning, Negreanu also denied Deeb the claim of being the only player to have ever won the WSOP POY title in consecutive years.


Before the World Series of Poker got underway in Las Vegas this summer, Negreanu declared that he was going to win the WSOP POY title.

In order to do this, Negreanu entered himself into every possible tournament that he could play that counted towards the award. In past years, Negreanu focused mainly on higher buy-in events, though this year he played everything in order to accumulate as many points as possible.

This strategy obviously worked, and Negreanu was able to collect the third WSOP POY title of his career.


Bertrand Grospellier and Daniel Negreanu are leaving the World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov two very happy men.


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