WSOPE 2010: £1,000 NLHE Event Won By Scott Shelley

Scott Shelley has just taken down WSOP Europe 2010 Event 3: £1,000 NLHE, after defeating a field of 582 players over three days to secure his first WSOP bracelet win, as well as the £133,857 ($207,724) first place prize.
The 24-year-old UK player actually works as a customer support agent for online poker site PKR, and won his seat to Event 3 through a privately arranged £100 sit and go satellite with his co-workers at the site.
Now with a WSOP bracelet to his name, Scott Shelley has plenty to celebrate and commenting on his incredible victory said:
“The money is huge for me. But what really means more than I can say is getting the gold bracelet…I’m excited. I’m happy… I really am at a loss for words.”
In order to accomplish the feat, Shelley not only had to overcome a huge field brimming with top pros, but also battle his way through a tough final table of nine which included two time WSOP holder JP Kelly.
JP Kelly (24) started the day third in chips and all eyes were on him to make history by becoming the youngest player to win three WSOP bracelets, and the first to win two WSOP Europe bracelets. 
Eventually as the final table played down to its last two competitors, Scott Shelley found himself heads-up against the formidable JP Kelly.
JP Kelly held the chip lead with a 1,030 million stack to Shelley’s 720k but the momentum was firmly with Shelley as he continued to win pot after pot.
The deciding hand finally came after both players were all-in pre-flop with Shelley holding pocket 3’s to his opponent’s Q-J. With the board running out 8-5-3-7-10, Shelley’s set of 3’s was enough to relegate the British pro to the runner-up position (£82,854), while full honours went to Scott Shelley.
Heaping praise on his vanquished opponent, Shelley commented:
“I respect him a lot. To me, he is one of the best British players. Of all the players at the table, he was by far the best — by a country mile. I said to myself that if I got heads up that I did not want it to be against him. And sure enough, we ended heads up and he was going for back-to-back titles. And he had the chip lead on me. But somehow I managed to win.”

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