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Card Player Poker Stories Podcasts With Bryn Kenney

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 07, 2017

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Poker Stories is a new, long-form audio series that features casual interviews with some of the game’s best players and personalities. Each episode highlights a well-known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favorite tales both on and off the felt.

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Age: 30
Turned Pro: 2007
Hometown: Long Beach, New York
Live Tournament Earnings: $17.1 million
Best Score: 1st Place – 2017 €100,000 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo High Roller ($1,944,302)

The Highlights

On being a feel player against GTO math-based pros…

“I understand their whole thought process and the way they play. I play with these robots every day. I have a good feel for their ranges, who will fold, and who will make a loose call. When you play a feel-style game, you have to have reads on people and how they think all the time. It’s a constant leveling war against other smart people. And I’ve just been killing these guys in that leveling war, and [as a result] they want to play less and less pots against me. It’s all clicking.”

On the biggest pot he’s ever lost…

“I lost a $600,000 pot to Rick Salomon in Bobby’s Room. It was A-Q to tens all in preflop. He was straddling [in every position] for $4,000, so we were playing $500-$1,000, and then $4,000 when it folded to him. This hand, I opened for $15,000, he made it $55,000, I shoved for $300,000 and he called. Ran it one time, see you later. He was dumping money out of his bag that night. He lost a lot of money, but he didn’t lose it to me.”

On dealing with Phil Hellmuth…

“[Hellmuth] doesn’t really talk s**t to me anymore. We were playing in some mixed tournament, maybe $10,000 razz or $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. or something, and I played some completely standard hand against him. And he just starts going off on me at the table about how I’m terrible. I just looked at him and said, ‘Listen Phil, I got $100,000 in my bag right here. We can play whatever game you want on that table over there at the end of the day. You choose the game, I’ll play you for this $100,000. If you got anything else to say, say it at that table. If you don’t have more to say, then shut the f**k up.’ He hasn’t said another negative thing to me since [then], like two years ago.”

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