Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier defeated Avraham Dayan in the heads-up and won the second gold bracelet WSOP. During the nine days of the tournament, 2738 players participated in the €550 buy-in tournament and formed a prize pool of €1,300,550. The overwhelming majority of them were paid to 313 players who took part in Day 2. But only eleven of them returned to their seats on the last day to determine the fifteenth and last WSOP bracelet winner in Rozvadov.
Previously, Grospellier was one of the best players in StarCraft and WarCraft III. Since then, he has earned over $14 million and is the most successful French player. He became the second Frenchman to win two WSOP bracelets, before that Roger Hairabedian succeeded.
“It means a lot because it is so hard to get one. The first one I got after five or six years of playing the World Series, but that was eight years ago. It’s also special because it comes in such a huge field where it is much harder to win. If there are 2,700 entries in the field, you have to be lucky at some point to win. Of course, you also have to play well, but it is such a rare opportunity. I was two cards away from busting in fifth, and now I am first,” a delighted Grospellier said in his interview after the victory.
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