ElkY before $1M tournament: "I don't think about the money"

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posted Thursday May 24th 2012 at 05:45 PM

by Oscar Vallet

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is one of the pro's playing in this summer's million-dollar-tournament, The Big One for One Drop. He doesn't think about the gigantic buy-in.

In a month's time we'll witness the biggest tournament ever to be held. Guy Laliberté is hosting the Big One for One Drop tournament in Las Vegas with the buy-in set at astronomical $1,000,000. 

The huge buy-in will probably scare most people, but Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier isn't that bothered with it: 

“I’m lucky because I don’t think about the money too much, I really play for the love of the game, but when you’re on the bubble it’s hard not to think about it,” ElkY tells PokerListings.com in a recent interview. 

Even if money is not that important he has to admit that the bubble will be sick. 

“This bubble ( at EPT Monte Carlo) was €300k and that’s the biggest I’ve ever played, so a $2 million bubble is going to be sick,” he says. 

"ElkY" does feel that the bubble can be useful - if you're cool enough: 

“Bluffs are definitely going to work a lot better in this event. People won’t want to bust,” says Grospellier.

The Big One for One Drop will kick off on July 1st, 2012 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

Read the whole interview with "ElkY" on Pokerlistings.com

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