6-COOP man Dan 'djk123' Kelly chasing down Negreanu at WSOP
Dan 'djk123' Kelly should think about renaming himself 'ATM123' because the 6-COOP winner has been a human cash machine this World Series of Poker. While 400,000 of you battled away for $1,000,000 on PokerStars last night, Kelly notched up his sixth cash of the series. Tenth in Event #21: $3,000 NLHE Six-Handed was good for $33,090 and one pay jump away from marking Kelly's third World Series final table in 2013. Not bad, eh?
The relentless trips to the cage have seen Kelly climb to second in the Player of the Series leader board, where he sits snugly behind little known Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Like Kelly, Kid Poker's had the sort of year most poker pros can barely dream of. But unlike ATM123 (it'll catch on), the World Series hasn't quite gone as Negreanu would have hoped. Two cashes and a grand total of $16,158 are all that's lining his pockets to date, but thanks to his WSOP APAC win earlier this year he still tops the Player of the Series pyramid going into week three.
Negreanu's most recent success (aside from being honoured with the 'Greatest Ever Poker Hand' this week), came in Event #23: $2,500 Seven-Card Stud, where he busted in 26th for $3,889. With Negreanu gone, attention turns to curly-haired, Big Game loving, PCA Super High Roller champ, Scott Seiver, going into today's climax. Fourth in chips with 10 left, Seiver will be looking to add a second World Series bracelet to his already bulging resumé.
For more on how Dan, Dan, Scott and the rest of the World Series dream-chasers get on this summer, keep it locked to the PokerStars Blog.
Keir Mackay is a copywriter for PokerStars. WSOP photos courtesy of PokerPhotoArchive.