Friday, 8 October 2010
Scott Shelley becomes Team PKR Pro’s first bracelet winner
PKR announced today that Home grown poker sensation Scott Shelley is to be the newest member of Team PKR Pro. The 24 year old from North London is the first member of Team PKR Pro to win a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.
A regular live and online poker player, Shelley started at PKR 4 years ago as part of the Customer Services team. In 2009, after winning a staff championship, he played in his first ever £1k event at the WSOPE*, coming a credible 75th. Entering this year’s £1k No Limit Hold’em event, he beat a field of 582, including legends Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, and Phil Ivey to take the top spot and £133,857. Shelley is a popular member of the PKR community, many of whom came to support him in his heads-up battle with defending champion JP Kelly.
Scott Shelley commented, “The last two weeks have been life changing and joining Team PKR Pro has been the icing on the cake. It is a privilege and an honour to join the likes of the current team members and I can’t wait to start representing PKR at future events!”
Shelley will make his first live debut at the forthcoming PKR presents London Calling festival and will then join fellow members of PKR Team Pro at PKR Live V in November. “I’m looking forward to showing PKR and its community what I can do” continues Shelley, “I aim for some more big wins, and most importantly increasing my bracelet collection.”
PKR’s Marketing Director, Simon Prodger adds, “It’s fantastic to welcome another member to PKR Team pro, especially a PKR staff member, and PKR’s first bracelet winner. It was a no-brainer and we are excited to see what will be next for Scott. He is a true inspiration to all our players. Watch this space.”
To celebrate Shelley’s arrival to the team, PKR will hold a Scott Shelley themed week from October 18th 2010, where players will get the chance to win a $1,200 PKR Live V package, along with buy-ins to London Calling, and $500 Heads-Up tournaments.