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RedKings pro James Keys finishes as the runner-up in the Aussie Millions Main Event!
RedKings newest pro and Poker Icons’ player, James Keys from England, delivers immediately by finishing as the runner-up in the Aussie Millions Main Event.
Just a week after becoming a RedKings pro, English player James Keys shows he is a poker tournament player to count on. He entered the eight men strong final table second in chips and stayed in the upper half of the chip count during most of the time. Keys outlasted all but one person in the 721 player strong starting field.

When starting the heads-up play against David Gorr, Keys was facing a 1:5 disadvantage in the chip count. However, with some great play he managed to fight back and after winning a monstrous pot with K5c on a 5s3hkc2sjc board against Dorr’s AcKs, Keys found himself in a dominant position with about 13.3 million in chips against 1.2 million for Dorr. Dorr fought back though and after a couple of double ups the crucial hand number 415 was played.

In the hand, James Keys raised to 225,000 pre-flop and David Gorr made the call. The flop came down 7s6c3h. Gorr checked and Keys bet 275,000. Gorr called. The turn brought the Kh and Gorr checked once again. Keys bet 650,000 and Gorr quickly check-raised to 1.65 million. Keys took his time before announcing all in and Gorr called. Gorr tabled K4c and Keys had 73c. Keys was in a dominant position in this massive pot. If Keys would manage to double up he would have about 12 million of the chips in play and Gorr would be left with about 2.5 million. However, the river was a cooler for Keys as the 4s hit the felt making Gorr hitting a higher two pair than the two pair that Keys already was holding. This meant David Gorr won the tournament and AUD$2,000,000. James Keys got AUD$1,035,000 for his second place finish.

In the last few years James Keys has proved that he is a tournament player to be aware of. He has cashed on three different continents in the three main events of the poker world - WSOP $10k, Aussie Millions A$10k and WSOPE ÂŁ10k prior to his 2nd place finish in the Aussie Millions 2011 Main Event.

"I am very happy the way I played throughout the tournament. This is my greatest achievement so far and I look very much forward to upcoming events. David Gorr was a tough opponent and a well-deserved winner of the title” - says James Keys.

Other notable players on the final table were Doyles Room pro and Brunson 10 member, Chris Moorman, finishing in 7th place and well-known Full Tilt Poker pro, Patrik Antonius, finishing in 8th place.

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