Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier –

Drifting In The Desert, Drifting Out of GPI Top 100

French poker superstar takes a day off.

“Drive it like you stole it…”

Current Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is known for going out on a limb and liking a little excitement. Here, he and his lady-friend take a trip out to the desert on his day off to hop in a couple dune buggies and race against the clock (and each other) at high speeds.

While it looks like a ton of fun was had, let’s hope that the Frenchman doesn’t take too many days off. According to Martin Harris over at PokerNews, ElkY’s also been drifting in the GPI standings. In a week that had very little excitement at the top of the rankings, with “King” Dan Smith retaining the top spot, Grospellier lost quite a bit of ground and fell out of the top 100. While players come and go from the rankings, Harris discovers why ElkY’s drop was found to have unique significance.

Looking inside this week’s top 300 and who had the biggest drops, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier stands out primarily because his dipping down from No. 74 to No. 122 means he finds himself outside of the GPI top 100 for the first time since the rankings were first tracked in June 2011. Grospellier was ranked No. 1 for a few of those weeks in the summer of 2011, and was still in the top 10 as recently as August 2013.

Nice run for the thrillseeker, but he’ll have to get back to tackling the tables and taking less days off if he wants to begin another climb to the top.

For more on all the action of the GPI this week read this: Mandavia Moves Up; Grospellier Goes Down; Dan Smith Still Leads

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