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Scott Shelley

  • Born: 1984-05-31, London

    Scott Shelley may began his career as a team of customer supper at PKR, but now he is a full time TeamPro.

  • PKR Poker that Scott Shelley represents calls it the Cinderella story of poker. Well, if it is not, it sure is close to it. Scott Shelley started at PKR as a part of Customer Service team and have made it to PKR TeamPro.

    The early days of Scott Shelley

    Like many young poker players nowadays, Scott Shelley started playing poker in small home games, micro-stakes online by busting a few times. Once he started working in a PKR Customer support, he was drawn into poker even more.

    As he said, as MTT poker player he got very interested once he saw satellites to WSOP events in PKR lobby. The idea of investing a few bucks to win packages to €1000, €3000 and €10.000 events.

    So, he joined the satellites to qualify to upcoming WSOP Europe 2010 event on his home turf – London. 25 year old invested £100 in satellites but made to the final and won his package.

    WSOP Europe 2010 Event 3: £1,075 No Limit Hold'em

    In 2010 poker era has reached its highest peak. More and more players were joining the game, new live tournaments were launched and much more. World Series of Poker Europe were running for the fourth time that year.

    This year saw all the most popular poker players join WSOP Europe - Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and many more. This is the year where Gus Hansen won his first and only so far WSOP bracelet (he has been playing these events since 1996).

    17 September a 5-day event 3 began. Among 582 players that formed a £582,000 prizepool there also was Scott Shelley. An unknown online poker player at PKR Poker had invested only £100 to qualify via satellites to this £1.075 buy-in event.

    Shelley probably did not expect much once he entered. Even if he did, he still had to outlast poker stars like Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey to get to the Final table. But he actually did. However, there was one more obstacle to overcome. – JP Kelly, the reigning champion of the event at the time.

    Luckily, the story had a happy ending for Scott Shelley that finally helped him transform his poker career as £133.857 first place prize was one piece of the sweet pie.

    Scott Shelley PKRPoker TeamPro

    As we said above the win did transform Shelley’s poker ambitions. He quit PKR customer support only to re-join PKR Poker as one of the pros at the site including Sofia wellbet Lovgren, Simon ’Rhymenoceros’ Hemsworth, Marc ‘Waswini’ Bariller, Vladimir ‘Beyne’ Geshkenbein. For a short time he was also a colleague of youngest triple crown winner – Jade Cody that later moved to Pokerstars.

    Since 2010 as a professional poker player has raised over $250.000 in WSOP winnings alone. You can follow his recent form on PKR Poker via Hall of Fame, where he was inducted just after his performance in 2010.

    Play poker like Scott Shelley

    If it is worth learning, it definitely worth learning from the best. Learn to play like the PKR Poker Pro by watching videos and following his PKR blog. He is a regular commentator at PKR TV where you can get first row view at how poker professionals see the game and the actions.

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    Scott Shelley is a rising star that travels to every poker event sponsored by the poker site he represents. We wish him luck in the upcoming tournament and hope to see is 2nd bracelet win soon.