Weekly UK 3-Bet: JP Groove, Moorman Crown, Galfond Catches Squid
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This week we bring you behind-the-scenes footage of two-time WSOP bracelet winner JP Kelly getting his groove on, UK legend Chris Moorman scoring a record 13th online Triple Crown and Sam “SamSquid” Grafton joining Phil Galfond's elite roster of coaches.
1) JP Kelly Does a Gene Kelly
JP Kelly is one of the greatest poker players that the UK has ever produced, but did you know he is also one of the coolest dancers? It’s a well-known fact that Gene JP Kelly has been known to punt off his chips if there is a doubt he will miss a major party, when on tour, due to his love of his disco music.
He recently celebrated his birthday by coming 13th in the Sunday Million, just a fortnight after his good mate James Akenhead also came 13th. Here is JP getting down with the boogie!
2) Lucky 13 For Moorman
Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman this week beat his own record by claiming his 13th online Triple Crown.
It started on the 9th Feb on his beloved Full Tilt Poker where he won the $30,000 Guaranteed for $9,800. Two days later and Moorman grabbed his second set of pins in the $15,000 Guaranteed Speed on bwin for $3,900.
With one more leg to go Moorman tweeted:
The Triple Crown was completed after Moorman took down the $109 No Limit Hold’em Turbo 2X Chance on PokerStars for $12,000. The victory takes him three Triple Crowns clear of his nearest rival Belabacsi from Hungary.
3) Galfond Adds Sam Grafton as RunItOnce.com Coach
Success is felt when you are working towards your goals and there is no doubt that Sam ‘SamSquid” Grafton is enjoying his time grinding the world of live and online poker.
But these days he is busy smashing those goals to pieces and I reckon he is enjoying life just that little bit more.
It was 2012 when the Elton John/Timmy Mallet lovechild finally binked a big online score, and what a big one it was.
Grafton won a SCOOP title for $230,000, quickly followed by the biggest live score to date, a win at the GUKPT Grand Final a few months later for $163,953.
Grafton’s winning ways were spotted by none other than Phil Galfond, who quickly snapped him up as an elite pro for the training site RunItOnce - Grafton joining the inner sanctum where he shares thrones with the Dang Brothers, gboro780 and MrSweets himself.
Just to celebrate his move into coaching, Grafton won the The Sunday Brawl on Full Tilt Poker for $40,160 where he defeated a field of 1,004 players.