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A Poker Life: J.P. Kelly Already the Leading Bracelet Winner in the UK at Just 24 Years Old

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Nov 12, 2010

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Up in the Air J.P. Kelly is a 24-year-old professional poker player from Aylesbury, just outside of London in the United Kingdom. He is a UK member of Team PokerStars who travels the world playing in the largest buy-in poker tournaments. He has found a community of friends to travel the globe with, and as he has become more comfortable with the lifestyle, the titles have begun to pile up. His first big victory on the world stage came at the World Series of Poker in 2009. He won a $1,500 pot-limit hold’em event and took home $194,434 and his first gold bracelet. He established himself as the top young talent from the UK by winning his second bracelet just a few months later at the World Series of Poker Europe; he won the £1,000 no-limit hold’em event to add $225,535 to his career winnings, and became the only British ...


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