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World Series of Poker 2009

The Battle for Bracelets: Part Two

|  Published: Sep 01, 2009


By Julio Rodriguez, Brian Pempus, Ryan Lucchesi, and Rafael Guerrero Event 20: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em It was a battle of England versus Germany in the heads-up final of event 20 at the World Series of Poker on June 11, as John-Paul Kelly and Mark Tschirch battled for a gold bracelet. It took a little more than an hour for the Englishman, Kelly, to prevail and win the $194,434 first-place prize. This is the first gold-bracelet win by an Englishman since 2007, when Ram Vaswani won a $1,500 limit hold’em shootout event. The 23-year-old poker professional also beat out Erik Seidel and Jason Dewitt at the final table to take home his first gold bracelet. Seidel made his 30th WSOP final table appearance, but he busted in seventh place, falling short of his ninth gold bracelet. Kelly’s win made for four international bracelet winners through the first 20 events at the ...

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