Despite everyone expecting Shaun Deeb to take the champions title, it was Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier who ruled the day and won the Colossus event.
Although the media and the fans all focused on whether Shaun Deeb will reach the fifth place and run over Daniel Negreanu and his 4,074.88 points, it turned out that a new star on the horizon took it all. It took eight years for ElkY to grab his second WSOP bracelet and he did it so, in a glamorous fashion.
One upon a time he was a Starcraft and Warcraft player, now, with his big win in the Colossus event, Elky got ahead in front of second-placed Deeb and third-placed Negreanu. It took him 8 years to win the WSOP bracelet again.
At the final table, he fought valorously against Avraham Dayan to claim the bracelet. Before that, Christoph Peper and Dieter Becker busted and left the tournament. Danish player Mick Heder busted in fourth when Elky outdrew him and Marian Kubis crashed out next.
The Frenchman has won a massive €190,375 from his €550-entry, but above all else, he finally got another WSOP bracelet again.