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Final Table Takedown -- Daniel 'djk123' Kelly

Online Phenom Daniel ‘djk123’ Kelly Calculates Every Move to Take Home the Gold

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


Daniel Kelly is a mechanical engineering senior at Villanova University, and he’s not your typical college student. In 2009, Kelly won Player of the Year honors in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. He captured that award with two wins, in event No. 2 ($215 razz) for $53,400 and event No. 44 ($10,300 H.O.R.S.E.) for $252,350. He had his sights set on winning an unprecedented third WCOOP bracelet in the main event, but finished fourth, earning $643,200. At his first-ever World Series of Poker, he took down the prestigious $25,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event for his first bracelet and seven-figure score. He also became a member of poker site Doyle’s Room’s elite “Brunson 10.” It’s probably a good assumption that Kelly, who just turned 21 in March, has shown the poker world only a glimpse of what’s to come. Event: 2010 World Series of Poker event No. 52, $25,000 ...

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