This blonde member was born in Nottingham in 1985.
He started playing poker with friends, initially playing £5 sit-and-gos imitating the format used in the pioneering television show Late Night Poker. He continued to play throughout university, becoming president of the university poker society and representing Durham 3 times at the student poker championships.
On leaving university he stayed within poker, taking a temporary job as a copy writer with Betfair Poker, where he was responsible for writing promotional material for the inaugural WSOPE in London. He played a $75 feeder into the $750 weekly satellite to the WSOPE Main Event. After winning both satellites to bag a seat, James finished 9th in the Main Event for over £60,000. This was back in 2007
Since this breakthrough result he has played poker full time, travelling to tournaments worldwide, including cashes in the WSOP, 2nd in Pokerstars Baltic Festival, for €48,500. He has also had success on home soil, with a 2nd place on the GCBPT and a win in the DTD Monthly Deepstack in September '09 for £29,000.
James "skolsuper" Keys
James has over 1,000 posts on blonde. Fiercely intelligent, his contributions are always worth a read
One of these posts started as follows
Am going to Australia next week and will be taking in the Aussie Millions festival of pokers while I'm there. I'll be playing a bunch of sides, a smidgen of sats, there's a chance of a Main Event in there somewhere and even a slight possibility of some games where I get more than 2 cards, so this could get complicated. However I've got google docs excel and a bit of time on my hands so let's go:"http://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=51221.0
On page one of this thread, Flushy said "rest" standard and LilDave rather presciently said ""gonna be a millionaire"
James ended up 2nd in the Aussie Millions main event winning over $1 million.
His stakers read like a blonde staking "who's who"
I think it is the most successful blonde staking board thread ever
Hence we can forgive him his current attempts to bankrupt Girgy ahead of tomorrow's Monte Carlohttp://blondepoker.com/forum/index.php?topic=56077.0