NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
WSOP Europe Event #3: Shelley Beats Kelly (No Not A Woman’s Event)
September 21, 2021
With just one more player to go between J.P. Kelly and a historic title defense in Event #3 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe, last year’s champion was rudely denied the win today in the ₤1,075 buy-in, No-Limit Hold ‘em.  Kelly potentially could have become the first player since Phil Hellmuth to win the same major event in back-to-back years, and the youngest player ever to win 3 WSOP bracelets- surpassing current record holder Phil Ivey- but instead was forced to settle simply for a runner up prize, in what could now end up being a somewhat easy to forget WSOP Europe preliminary event, worth around $130,000.

Kelly’s glory was spoiled at the last minute by significantly lesser known amateur player Scott Shelley, a PKR Poker employee with few if any significant tournament cashes prior to this point.  To his credit, the less experienced Shelley beat Kelly, after an intense heads-up battle which featured numerous lead changes. 

For the win, Shelley earned his first WSOP bracelet, a top prize worth ₤133,857 and a new international reputation as a dream killer, as at the time of the win much of the poker world had stopped and turned their attention towards him and London's Casino at the Empire, to see if Kelly really could pull off the victory.

The WSOP Europe final table finish positions for the 582 entrant, ₤1,075 buy-in, No-Limit Hold ‘em were as follows:

1st.  Scott Shelley- ₤133,857

2nd.  J.P. Kelly- ₤82,854

3rd.  Jeppe Bisgaard- ₤55,063

4th.  Paul Ian Pitchford- ₤40,862

5th.  Kaveh Payman- ₤30,666

6th.  Mehdi Senhaji- ₤23,239

7th.  Jack Lyman- ₤17,768

8th.  Karim Jomeen- ₤13,694

9th.  Nicholas Katz- ₤10,633

For more information on Event #3 of the 2010 WSOP Europe, or for updates from Event #4 already underway, visit www.wsop.com- powered by PokerNews.
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