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Bryn Kenney Wins 2016 PCA $100,000 Super High Roller

American Poker Pro Wins $1,687,800 After Topping 58-Player Field


(Bryn Kenney)Bryn Kenney has final tabled the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 no-limit hold’em eight-max super high roller event for the third time in six years. After two prior third place finishes the 29-year-old poker pro from Long Beach, CA has finally broken through, topping the field of 58 entries to win the 2016 running and the first-place prize of $1,687,800.

Kenney now has more than $8.2 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, with roughly $3.2 million of that total coming from his deep runs in this event alone. This was his first major title as well as his first seven-figure score, although he has 15 total titles over his career.

Kenney came into the final day of this event as the chip leader, joined by the like of recent WPT Philippines $200,000 buy-in runner up finisher David Peters, Isaac Haxton, Mustapha Kanit, Ankush Mandavia and reigning World Series of Poker main event champion Joseph McKeehen.

Kenney survived to heads-up play holding 7,945,000 in chips to McKeehen’s 6,550,000. The two battled it out for 46 hands and by the time the final hole cards were dealt Kenney had extended his lead to roughly 2-to-1.

With blinds of 120,000 – 240,000 with an ante of 30,000 McKeehen raised to 480,000 from the button. Kenney moved all-in from the big blind and McKeehen quickly called with the 5Heart Suit5Diamond Suit. He was racing against Kenney’s KHeart Suit7Club Suit and held just a slight lead until the flop brought the 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit4Club Suit to give Kenney trips and the lead. McKeehen failed to catch a five on the turn, with the 3Spade Suit hitting the felt instead. The JSpade Suit on the river sealed the deal, sending McKeehen home as the runner-up with $1,220,480.

In addition to the title and the $1.7 million top prize Kenney also scored 600 Card Player Player of the Year points, moving him into a tie for second place in the current POY standings. David Peters earned 250 for his fifth-place finish. Factoring in the 500 he earned last week for his runner-up finish in the $200,000 event in the Philippines, Peters now sits atop the leaderboard with 750 points and year-to-date earnings of $2,770,340.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Payoutt POY Points
1 Bryn Kenney $1,687,800 600
2 Joseph Mckeehen $1,220,480 500
3 Ankush Mandavia $787,640 400
4 Mustapha Kanit $596,360 300
5 David Peters $461,340 250
6 Isaac Haxton $360,060 200
7 Daniel Dvoress $286,920 150
8 Kathy Lehne $225,040 100

Winner photos courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.