Bertrand Grospellier is one of the fastest rising stars in the world of poker. After initially becoming one of the most successful online players of all time he has since moved on to have success in live tournaments as well.
Unlike most players who move from online play to live tournaments he has continued to play and thrive in online tournaments. The result is that Grospellier is one of the few players who can claim to be a world class poker
player both live and online.
Bertrand Grospellier initially came to prominence as result of his success as an online gamer, his speciality being Starcraft. Born in France Bertrand moved to Korea in 2001 where he competes regularly in the Korean Pro
Gaming league, he is also a regular at the World Cyber Games. He remains to this day one of the worlds top ranked Starcraft players, however nowadays he is more focused on poker. In the last couple of years Grospellier
has reached a new level of fame as the result of his success as a poker player.
Not surprisingly for an online gamer Bertrand Grospellier started his poker career playing online. After quickly learning to play poker online Bertrand started turning a profit as a poker player almost from day one.
He is one of the highest earning players at PokerStars and the first player to reach Supernova status. He quickly followed that up by earning Supernova Elite status, that success encouraged him to start entering live
tournaments. His success as an online player quickly translated itself to the live version and Grospellier finished in second place at the European Poker Tour's Copenhagen event in 2007. He followed that up by making
it to the final table at the World Series of Poker in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em event.
Since then Bertrand Grospellier
has had a number of successes in both live and online poker his biggest being a first place finish at the 2008 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In addition to his success in live tournaments
Grospellier has continued to play online poker and in 2008 he one several events at the World Championship of Online Poker.
In 2009 Grospellier encountered some controversy when he was disqualified from an event at the World Championship of Online Poker. He agreed to go all in with another player and this was ruled to be a violation of
the rules that prohibit one player from helping another. He got into a "war of words" with Daniel Negreanu
, but both players have since stated they talked it out.
Despite this setback Grospellier bounced back quickly and won two events during that years championship.
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