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England Pips Germany in Euro Bracelet Battle

John-Paul Kelly Beats March Tschirch Heads Up for Bracelet

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John Paul Kelly won England’s first bracelet in two years at the World Series of Poker yesterday, beating German Marc Tschirch heads up to take down the title and the $194,434 top prize in the event no. 20, the $1,500 pot-limit hold’em event.

Kelly is the third European to win a bracelet at this year’s Series following Ville Wahlbeck — who is currently vying with fellow Europeans Roland De Wolfe, David Benyamine, and Max Pescatori for his third final table of the series — and Vitaly Lunkin.

Kelly called his opponent’s all-in raise on the turn, having hit a queen to pair while his Tschirch, who had paired his five on the flop and could not overtake the 24-year-old Englishman and collected $120,102 for coming second out of 633 players.