Monday, March 03, 2008

Online Poker Star Bertrand Grospellier Featured in This Month's Bluff Europe Magazine

The March issue of Bluff Europe is on UK newsstands and in card rooms today -- featuring an in-depth interview with one of the games biggest online stars, Bertrand Grospellier.

The Frenchman might not be a name you’re familiar with, but his online alias is one that is well known to online players. ‘ElkY’ has been one of the leading lights on PokerStars and is the first player to achieve the esteemed Supernova and Supernova Elite statuses on the site. ElkY has now landed on the live scene with a bang, winning the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for a $2,000,000 payday. He tells Bluff Europe how he took it down, about his rise to internet phenomenon and he’s former life as one of the world’s most famous cyber gamers.

This issue also takes a retrospective look at the highlights – and lowlights – of poker in 2007. It was a massive year for Phil Hellmuth, Spain’s fiercest competitor Carlos Mortensen, and a certain young lady from Norway called Annette Obrestad. We also remember the more sombre moments, including the passing of legend Chip Reese and the shock of the great poker scandal of 2007.

“Grospellier is one of the hottest players in the game.” said Bluff Europe Editor-in-Chief Michael Caselli. “We’ve not only got an exclusive interview with the man himself, but we’ve cooked up a great looking cover to complement this superhero’s persona. If you can’t wait to pick up your copy from the newsstand, visit and see for yourself.”

Other highlights in this issue include:

> Michael McDonald’s €933,600 success in Germany
> The Top Ten Poker Howlers
> Sam Simon’s love of poker
> Heads-up with whiz kid Jon ‘PearlJammer’ Turner.
> And awesome regular columns from Paul ‘Action’ Jackson, Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak.