Dan Kelly chasing WSOP Cashes Record but doesn’t Care

by Jeremy Olson on June 18, 2013

awardOne player who’s been particularly hot at the 2013 WSOP is Dan Kelly. The noted pro has made two final tables and cashed in eight different events already. Seeing as how there are still 34 tournaments left, it’s very possible that he could go for the WSOP cashes record of 11 in a single year.

Many players would be thrilled to have a shot at such a prestigious record. However, Kelly doesn’t seem too concerned about it after saying that he “doesn’t care about a silly record.” CardPlayer wrote about the matter with the following:

When asked if he would be trying extra hard to cash if he was at 11 and needed one more to reach 12, Kelly unsurprisingly said “not really.”

The quiet poker pro, who made a name for himself on the Internet, called the mark for number of cashes in a single World Series “a silly record.”

Whether Kelly cares about this WSOP record or not, there’s a buzz going around about his performance so far. He started the 2013 WSOP off really hot by final tabling a $5k Eight-Handed NL Hold’em tourney (6th, $83,532) and the Millionaire Maker (5th, $302,104). Since then, he’s gone on to add six more cashes ranging from 10th to 180th place.

Assuming he can get three more cashes, he’d tie Konstantin Puchkov for the record at 11. Puchkov, who’s a horse trainer from Russia, set this impressive mark just last year – although none of his 11 cashes were overly large.

As for Dan Kelly, he’s been playing in live tournaments since 2007 and has managed to earn $2,870,973 in winnings. He’s also a very good online poker player, having collected millions of dollars in online tourneys too.