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Bryn Kenney Wins 2017 PSC Bahamas $25,000 Single Day High Roller

American Poker Pro Wins Second Title Of 2017 Less Than Two Weeks Into The Year


Bryn Kenney has kicked off 2017 with a massive heater. He started by finishing seventh in the $100,000 buy-in PokerStars Championship Bahamas super high roller for $275,060. The following day he took down the $50,000 buy-in single day high roller at the same festival, defeating a field of 69 entries to win $969,075. Kenney wasted no time in getting back to the winner’s circle. Just two days removed from that victory he took down a $25,0000 single day high roller that the PCS Bahamas added to their schedule after it was requested by the players.

The 30-year-old from New York outlasted a field of 59 entries in that event, making a deal heads-up with Dario Sammartino to secure the title and the top prize of $392,876. Kenney also earned 420 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win.

As a result of winning two titles and making three POY-qualified final tables Kenney has taken the lead in the overall standings for the 2017 POY race, which is presented this year by the Commerce Hotel & Casino. With 1,182 points and $1,637,011 in year-to-date earnings, Kenney will likely be a player to watch throughout the year.

The event was novel not only for being added to the schedule by request of the players, but also because it made use of a ‘shot clock’ for the first time, which limited each player to 30 seconds per decision.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Bryn Kenney $392,876 420
2 Dario Sammartino $354,424 350
3 Anton Astapau $202,380 280
4 Oleksii Khoroshenin $153,220 210
5 Igor Kurganov $118,540 175
6 Bill Perkins $92,520 140
7 Michael Watson $73,720 105
8 Sean Winter $57,820 70


over 5 years ago

making a deal heads-up with Dario Sammartino to secure the title and the top prize of $392,876... in other words he 'paid off' Sammartino extra money in a heads up deal that ensures he wins LOL, so this is how these "players of the year" contenders get those extra needed points to win