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Bryn Kenney Wins $2.7 Million As 2019 Triton Montenegro Main Event Champion

American Poker Pro Topped A Field of 75 Entries To Earn His Second Title Of The Series


Bryn Kenney cannot be stopped in 2019. He overcame a field of 75 total entries to win the $1,000,000 HKD ($127,465 USD) buy-in Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro no-limit hold’em main event, earning $2,769,000 USD as the champion just three days after taking down the $500,000 HKD buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max event for $1,459,900 USD.

“I just really was in the zone, played very well, crushed the table, had a few things go my way, it’s always the best,” Kenney told Triton Poker reporters after coming out on top.

These two huge scores brought Kenney’s career live tournament earnings to $34,999,701. As a result, he has climbed into fourth place on poker’s all-time money list, surpassing Fedor Holz ($32.9 million) and David Peters ($33 million).

Kenney has already won four titles and made six final tables in 2019, accumulating more than $9.2 million in earnings so far this year. As a result, he is the runaway leader in the Card Player Player of the Year race, which is sponsored by Global Poker. With 5,174 total points, he is currently 1,718 points ahead of the nearest competitor in Ramon Colillas.

Kenney started his rise up the chip counts at the final table by eliminating Paul Phua in sixth place ($572,000 USD). Samuel Greenwood was the next to be eliminated, running a bluff that was looked up by Mikita Badziakouski. Greenwood earned $734,500 USD as the fifth-place finisher.

Badziakouski ended up involved in a preflop raising war with Kenney that saw all of the chips go in. Kenney held 7Spade Suit7Club Suit up against Badziakouski’s AClub SuitJSpade Suit. The board kept Kenney ahead and Badziakouski was sent home with $943,800 USD.

Kenney took a massive chip lead into three-handed play, with 94 big blinds to the Tang had 17 of Danny Tand and six of Peter Jetten. Kenney was able to quickly knock out Jetten in third ($1,248,000 USD) to take more than a 12-to-1 lead into heads-up play with Tang.

Tang got his final chips in with ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit, which was ahead of Kenney’s QHeart SuitJHeart Suit. The board ran out 10Club Suit9Heart Suit2Spade Suit8Heart Suit7Club Suit and Kenney made a queen-high straight to secure the pot and the title. Tang earned $1,833,000 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 $2,769,000 840
2 Danny Tang $1,833,000 700
3 Peter Jetten $1,248,000 560
4 Mikita Badziakouski $943,800 420
5 Samuel Greenwood $734,500 350
6 Paul Phua $572,000 280
7 Erik Seidel $449,800 210
8 Matthias Eibinger $348,400 140
9 Jason Koon $266,500 70

Winner photo: Joe Giron / Triton Poker.