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Bryn Kenney Wins 2019 Triton Poker Montenegro HKD Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em

American Poker Pro Earned $1,459,000 USD After Defeating A Field of 79 Entries


Bryn Kenney has won the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro $500,000 HKD ($63,733 USD) six-max no-limit hold’em event. The 32-year-old poker pro from Long Beach, New York defeated a field of 79 total entries in this event to win $11,230,000 HKD ($1,459,900 USD). This was Kenney’s sixth seven-figure cash of his career, and it brought his lifetime live tournament earnings to more than $32.2 million. He currently sits in sixth place on poker’s all-time money list.

“I made a lot of really good value bets, really good bluffs, played really ferocious, feel real strong,” Kenney told Triton Poker reporters after coming out on top. “When you get in such a zone for a while, you can only really think about cards. I feel great, just because I only really care about how I play.”

This was Kenney’s fifth final-table finish and his third title of 2019, having previously won the Aussie Millions main event and a $26,000 high roller at the U.S. Poker Open. Kenney also notched the single largest cash of his career, finishing second in the $2,000,000 HKD main event at the Triton Poker Suoer High Roller Series Jeju for more than $3.1 million USD.

Kenney earned 714 Card Player Player of the Year points for his latest win. Kenney has accumulated 4,334 points and more than $6.4 million in earnings already in 2019. He was already the outright leader in the POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker. He now has a lead of 878 points over his nearest competition in Ramon Colillas.

The official final table began with Jason Koon’s pocket sixes besting the pocket fours of Christoph Vogelsang to send him home in sixth place ($299,000 USD). Despite winning that hand, it was Koon who was next to hit the rail. Koon’s pocket jacks ran into the pocket kings of Kenney and failed to prevail. Koon earned $386,100 USD as the fifth-place finisher.

Canadian poker pro Daniel Dvoress scored the next two knockouts, eliminating recent European Poker Tour super high roller champion Sergio Aido (4th – $496,600 USD) and Ivan Leow (3rd – $659,100 USD) to set up a heads-up showdown with Kenney.

Dvoress began with the lead, but Kenney was able to quickly gain the advantage. He never looked back from there. In the end, Dvoress called with KClub Suit10Heart Suit from the small blind and Kenney moved all-in from the big blind with ADiamond Suit6Club Suit. Dvoress called and the board came down KDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit7Club Suit8Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit and Kenney made a flush on the river to secure the pot and the title. Dvoress took home $965,900 USD as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Bryn Kenney $1,459,900 714
2 Daniel Dvoress $965,900 595
3 Ivan Leow $659,100 476
4 Sergio Aido $496,600 357
5 Jason Koon $386,100 298
6 Christoph Vogelsang $299,000 238

Winner photo credit: Triton Poker / Joe Giron .