Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier to Play StarCraft 2 Instead of Poker?

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2010. October 25. |
One of the most successful French poker players, Bertrand Grespellier is rumored to give up poker for StarCraft 2.
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The once StarCraft: Brood Wars pro player who became one of the most accomplished poker pros from France, A Supernova Elite grade PokerStars Pro, Guinness record holder for the most SnG tables played in one hour simultaneously now considers to go back to StarCraft.

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StarCraft 2 Gameplay

In a recent interview he talked about his plans for both games, and how he intends to balance them in the future.

"You coming back to SC2 fulltime?"

"Well the problem is with poker and PokerStars taking a lot of my time, my biggest issue is since I'm very competitive I don't want to come back just for fun, I want to be able to practice to have a chance to win it all, I don't want to play tournaments just to get destroyed so it's quite difficult. I love playing poker and I love SC2 so I try to have time for both but if there are some tournaments that don't take a lot of time, i.e. online tournaments I might be able to play more. I definitely don't want to be around just for show haha."

Despite his busy poker schedule, live tournaments and online games alike he already played over 400 games of StarCraft 2, and judging from his talent for games that need logic, strategy and concentration, he might be just as good at it as he is at poker. However, he'll make considerably less revenue, but nobody said he does it for the money.

If any one of you speak French, here you will find the whole interview.

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