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djk123 Becomes First Player to Win 4 WCOOP Bracelets[ return to main articles page ]

By: Dan Cypra    [See all articles by Dan Cypra]
Published on Sep 17th, 2012
Over the weekend during the 2012 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker, Dan djk123 Kelly (pictured) claimed his fourth WCOOP title, the most ever. This is the same Kelly who took home a World Series of Poker bracelet in a $25,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max event two years ago for over a million bucks.

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The PokerStars Blog explained that Kelly is one of the most decorated players in poker: "Now 23 years old, djk123 has little left to prove in poker. He was already one of only three players to win three WCOOP bracelets and picked up a SCOOP watch to go with them earlier this year." His four WCOOP titles have come in four different genres of poker: Razz, HORSE, No Limit Hold'em, and Eight-Game.

Kelly delivered a double knockout during the final table of Event #36 of the 2012 WCOOP, a $215 No Limit Hold'em Rebuy. He held K-Q of diamonds and had Skammes all-in with pocket nines and PSMozak all-in with A-5. Kelly spiked a king on the flop to pull ahead and wound up with fours-full by the river to send two players away and trim the table to four.

Entering heads-up, Kelly was a 4:1 dog against Turkey's auercan (pictured). The latter asked Kelly if he wanted to make a deal, but the American transplant declined, instead typing "Let's play" into the chat box. Sure enough, play continued with Kelly winning 11 straight pots at one point to bring the stacks back to even.

Then, auercan took a commanding chip lead after Kelly came out on the short end of a flush-over-flush situation. Kelly then doubled up after winning a race with fours against A-Q and then closed it out with aces against J-10 of clubs. The win was worth a rock solid $138,000, which he'll take back to the Australia poker community. Here's how the final nine cashed out. Six nations were represented at the final table:

1. Dan djk123 Kelly (Australia) $138,355.00
2. auercan (Turkey) $101,185.00
3. thagrinda444 (Canada) $76,405.00
4. Adam Roothlus Levy (Canada) $56,168.00
5. Skammes (Sweden) $40,474.00
6. PSMozak (Bulgaria) $32,214.00
7. Jim Mr_BigQueso Collopy (Australia) $23,954.00
8. tupacmn (Germany) $15,694.00
9. snake8484 (Canada) $8,507.80

Kelly has been a card-carrying member of PocketFives since 2006 and currently stands at #227 worldwide in the PocketFives Poker Rankings. He last was #1 in late 2009 and has $5.5 million in tracked MTT cashes in his profile, the sixth most of any member of our site.

Three WCOOP tournaments with $1.2 million in guaranteed prize money are on deck for Monday as the series enters its final week:

Event #45: Monday, September 17 at 11:00 ET
$320 Pot Limit Omaha Rebuy Six-Max
$300,000 Guaranteed

Event #46: Monday, September 17 at 14:00 ET
$320 No Limit Hold'em 2X Chance
$500,000 Guaranteed

Event #47: Monday, September 17 at 17:00 ET
$265 No Limit Hold'em Turbo Knockout
$400,000 Guaranteed

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Comments

  1. it seems easy....lol
    Congrats!
    GG!
  2. DMV FTW!
  3. so fucking sick
  4. djk is the illlllest
  5. Nice job Dan!!!!
  6. HOF, Congrats
     
  7. Sick, grats
     2
  8. Legend!
     
  9. Congrats to him.....watched the FT .... I literally lol'd when you turned a deal down.,...I wondered why he even offered one unless you were good friends....no other logical reason....but awesome win!
  10. NIce I hope to be even half as successful as you
  11. It was better than that actually, when he got heads up, AUERcan, with the monster stack typed in, 'you ready to play some poker?'
    Thats when djk said "lets play"...It was a lesson for sure...
 
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