Dan Kelly And David Sands Announced Newest Members Of Brunson 10
Wednesday, 28. July 2010

In deciding the seventh member of the Brunson 10, Doyle Brunson had four players in mind: David “Doc Sands” Sands, Dan “djk123” Kelly, Faraz “The_Toilet” Jaka and Michael “martin23” Martin. All four are very accomplished players in both the live and online arenas. In the end, it came down to their performances in this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP); with a points formula being used according to how the players cashed in the events.

The competition was incredibly close all the through the WSOP with the lead changing throughout the series. Jaka appeared to be in the lead towards the end but Sands pulled slightly ahead. However, there would be another change in the standings towards the final days of the WSOP.

A number of days before the Main Event was slated to begin, Kelly won a bracelet when he finished first in Event #52, the $25,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em tournament. In claiming a bracelet, Kelly won himself an automatic spot on the Brunson 10 which left Jaka, Martin and Sands to battle it out for the eighth spot.

With the WSOP Main Event having come down to the November Nine, Sands ended up outdoing both Jaka and Martin and took the Doyle Room “Become A Legend” title. In the end, Sands cashed in on an amazing five events collecting over $88,000 in winnings.

Jaka cashed in on three WSOP events. He finished in eighth position in the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship and 31st in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout. While Jaka’s winnings amounted to quite a bit more than Sands’, he actually scored lower on the leaderboard and, as a result, actually found himself short.

With the completion of the “Become a Legend” competition, Kelly and Sands have become the 7th and 8th members of the Brunson 10. They join Amit Makhija, Chris Moorman, Steve Gross, Zachary Clark, Alex Kamberis and Dani Stern as professional representatives of DoylesRoom, one of the fastest growing online poker rooms in the industry.

Visit DoylesRoom to find out how you can fill one of the remaining two positions in the Brunson 10.