JP Kelly bags second WSOP bracelet of the year at the WSOPE in London
For the second consecutive year, a player has won a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet on both sides of the Atlantic. Britain’s JP Kelly took down the the first event of the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe at London’s Empire casino, for a first prize of £136,803. He’d previously triumphed in the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #20) in Las Vegas over the summer.
Kelly has built up a good reputation as a quality player, and he wrenched his way back into contention after eventual second-placed finisher Fabien Dunlop had opened up a huge chip lead.
Heads-up play began with Dunlop holding 1,365,000 chips to Kelly’s 498,000 – and Kelly put on a real show as he took chunks out of Dunlop’s stack and went on to take the title.
2009 WSOP Europe Event #1 Final Table Payouts
1. J.P. Kelly - £136,803
2. Fabien Dunlop - £84,512
3. Adnan Alshamah - £55,468
4. Richard Allen - £38,499
5. Anthony Roux - £28,181
6. Neil Suarez - £21,700
7. William Martin - £17,535
8. Thor Drexel - £14,835
9. James Tomlin - £13,115