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Daniel ‘djk123’ Kelly Wins WSOP $25,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Title

21-Year-Old Online Sensation Beats Poker’s Best and Wins $1.3 Million

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Aug 06, 2010


The inaugural $25,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event at the 2010 World Series of Poker was a sign of the times in poker. Shorthanded events have grown in popularity in recent years, and six-handed no-limit hold’em events have been a part of the WSOP schedule since 2005. The $25,000 price tag marks another trend aimed at professionals; one-fifth of all WSOP tournaments now come with a buy-in of at least $10,000. The tournament attracted 191 players, and the total prize pool tipped the scales at $4,536,250. The first-place prize of $1,315,518 marked the second time this summer that more than a million dollars was up for grabs for first place; the first time was in the $50,000 Players Championship. Two things were apparent when the tournament began. The first was that the most popular and successful players in the game had flocked to the event, as expected, and many of them ...

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