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Event 1 - £1,000 No Limit Hold'em

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 8,000 / 16,000
Ante 2,000

Players Info

Entries 608
Prize Pool £608,000
Event 1 - £1,000 No Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

JP Kelly Wins Event #1 - £1,000 No Limit Hold'em (£136,803)

It was a pretty crazy roller coaster of a final table for young JP Kelly. He started the heads up with roughly a 1:3 chip deficit, and had won and lost the chip lead already by the time the chips went in with almost even stacks.

Nevertheless Kelly never lost his cool, and ultimately came out on top of 608 runners to pick up his second bit of bling of the year after winning the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em title at this year's WSOP in Vegas. Not only that, he picks up the additional honour of being the first ever British winner of a WSOPE bracelet.

As the crowd disperses and suddenly becomes much more interested in the other tournament going on today, and the media lose interest in the winner and start taking photos of each other with the bracelet instead, a deservedly pleased Kelly heads for the bar. Well played, sir, well played.

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Fabien Dunlop Busts in 2nd Place (£84,512)

Our heads-upsers saw a {Q-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} flop and JP Kelly bet out. Fabien Dunlop raised. Kelly moved all in. Dunlop called. All of this very quickly.

Kelly: {K-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} for a flush draw
Dunlop: {J-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} for, er, a smaller flush draw

Turn: {5-Clubs}
River: {3-Diamonds}

The stacks were counted, and Dunlop was still in -- with just 19,000 chips. That's just over one big blind. Yikes.

So, all in next hand...

Dunlop: {Q-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds}
Kelly: {3-Diamonds} {7-Spades}

Board: {4-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {7-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {A-Clubs}

Well, that didn't do it. Dunlop doubled up to a mere 38,000, but was still in.

So, all in the next hand as well...

Dunlop: {4-Hearts} {9-Diamonds}
Kelly: {Q-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}

Board: {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {6-Spades} {K-Spades}

And that's it. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

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JP Nuts

Fabien Dunlop raised his button and JP Kelly called.

A flop: {Q-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {J-Hearts}

Kelly bet out 45,000, and Dunlop insta-folded.

No, not really!

Dunlop announced all in to Kelly's bet, and a very swift call from Kelly ensued as he turned over {9-Clubs} {10-Clubs} for the nuts. Dunlop's {A-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} was in pretty poor shape, and when redraws and the like failed to appear on the {A-Spades} turn and {9-Hearts} river, Kelly doubled right back up.

Stacks are even once more.

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Deck Smacks Kelly in the Face

Fabien Dunlop raised his button and JP Kelly flatted in the big blind.

Flop: {9-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {3-Hearts}

It was at this point that all hell broke loose.

Kelly checked, and Dunlop bet. Kelly now check-raised -- and Dunlop moved all in. Call.

Kelly: sneakiest of the sneaky {A-Clubs} {A-Spades}
Dunlop: somewhat behind with {7-Clubs} {3-Clubs}

Turn: ...



There was a sigh from the rail.

River: {8-Hearts}

Dunlop regained his former massive chip lead with 1.3 million in chips. Kelly meanwhile remained thoroughly composed as he handed most of his stack over to Dunlop and dropped to around 500,000.

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Kelly Plays It Cool With the Ladies

JP Kelly limped in on the button, and Fabien Dunlop checked his option.

A flop: {4-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {3-Clubs}

Dunlop bet out 25,000, and Kelly smooth-called. Interesting.

Turn: {9-Spades}

Dunlop now made it 75,000 to go, and again, Kelly flatted. Curiouser and curiouser.

River: {10-Clubs}

Now Dunlop checked to Kelly, who after a few moments' contemplation bet 120,000. Dunlop quietly announced call -- actually he announced it twice because he was so quiet the first time that the dealer didn't hear him -- but then mucked when Kelly turned over a sneakily played pair of pocket queens.

Dunlop drops to 650,000.

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Kelly Doubles Up, Could He Make It a Double?

Fabien Dunlop raised his button to 31,000, and this time JP Kelly made it 90,000. Dunlop said his two favourite words ("all in", for the slower among our readers), and Kelly made the call.

Kelly: {A-Clubs} {10-Clubs}
Dunlop: {A-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds}

Flop: {10-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {J-Diamonds}

"OOOHHHH!!!" said the crowd at the rail.

Turn: {4-Spades}

River: {J-Spades}

A full double up for Kelly means that the stacks are almost exactly even. Kelly is suddenly looking that little bit more likely to win a second bracelet to add to the one he picked up in Vegas this summer...

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