Long-time poker pro Bertrand Grospellier has won the 2019 WSOP Europe €550 Colossus event along with €190,375. With this victory, Grospellier captures the final bracelet of the WSOPE event held at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
Surprisingly, this is only the second-career gold bracelet for ElkY. His first WSOP victory came in the 2011 WSOP $10k Seven Card Stud Championship ($331,639). Thanks to the latest win, he now has almost $14 million in live tournament cashes.
Fighting Back on the Final Table
Grospellier made the final table of the 2019 WSOPE Colossus but looked to be in bad shape early on. He had just eight big blinds at one point and was in shove-or-fold mode.
However, he was able to win a few all-in hands and double his stack multiple times. These well-timed wins put him back in contention for the title.
“Once I won the two all-ins, it put me into the lead,” he said. “And I had a good run after that, and I am really happy with the result.”
Grospellier’s good run gave him a 1.5 to 1 chip advantage over Avraham Dyan when heads-up play began. ElkY had a smooth run from here and never once lost the lead to Dyan.
The final hand saw Grospellier shove with pocket 10s preflop. Dyan called with A-10 and the race was on. The board (7-4-2-3-4) helped neither player, which gave ElkY the victory and gold bracelet.
2019 WSOP Europe Colossus Final Table Results
- Bertrand Grospellier (France) – €190,375
- Avraham Dyan (Israel) – €117,630
- Marian Kubis (Slovakia) – €86,172
- Mick Heder (Denmark) €63,670
- Dieter Becker (Germany) €47,452
- Christoph Peper (Germany) €35,674
- Sergii Karpov (Ukraine) €27,057
- Alessandro Pezzoli (Italy) €20,703
- Francesco Candelari (Italy) €15,984