American poker pro Bryn Kenney has emerged victorious in the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro $500,000 HKD six-max NLH event. The 32-year-old defeated a field of 79 total entries to win $11,230,000 HKD ($1,459,900 USD). To win the title, Kenney outlasted a tough final table that had Daniel Dvoress, Ivan Leow, Sergio Aido, Jason Koon and Christoph Vogelsang. This was Kenney’s 6th 7-figure cash and it took his live earnings to over $32.2 million, which is 6th all-time, behind only Justin Bonomo, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, David Peters and Fedor Holz.
“I made a lot of really good value bets, really good bluffs, played really ferocious, feel real strong,” Kenney told the reporters after wining the event. “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 third title this year, having previously won the Aussie Millions main event and a $26,000 high roller at the U.S. Poker Open. Kenney won his largest live cash, finishing 2nd in the $2,000,000 HKD main event at Triton Poker Suoer High Roller Series Jeju for over $3.1 million USD.
The official final table began with Jason Koon’s pocket sixes busting the pocket fours of Christoph Vogelsang to eliminate him in sixth place. Koon was next to hit the rail. Koon’s pocket jacks ran into the pocket kings of Kenney and failed to win. Canadian player Daniel Dvoress then scored the two knockouts, eliminating recent European Poker Tour super high roller champion Sergio Aido in 4th place and and Ivan Leow in 3rd place to eventually enter the heads-up showdown with Kenney.
Dvoress started heads-up with the lead, but Kenney was able to make a comeback. In the end, Dvoress called with Kc 10s from SB and Kenney moved all-in from BB with Ad 6c. Dvoress called and the board opened Kd 7d 7c 8d 4d where Kenney made a flush to win the title. Dvoress finished runner-up for $965,900 prizemoney, while Kenney took down the coveted title for $1,459,900.
Final Table Payouts (USD)
Blake Whittington Wins WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica Main Event for $151,789
Blake Whittington has ended his hot run at Horseshoe Tunica with WSOP Circuit Main Event title and second gold ring within less than a week. The player picked the momentum last week winning a gold ring and cashing in three events at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Tunica before entering the $1,700 Main Event. The player’s momentum continued into the Main Event as well and he won the title.
Whittington defeated a field of 466 entries. The win was the player’s first WSOP Circuit Main Event title. With this win, he captured his fifth gold ring and his second one within a few days. Whittington earned a whopping $151,789, his first six-figure payout from the WSOP Circuit.
The player entered through Day 1A and bagged the chip lead at the end of the tournament’s first starting flight, leading 22 hopefuls into Day 2. Whittington kept his momentum throughout Day 2 of the event that was played down on Sunday at the host casino. He ended Day 2 with the second biggest stack.
There were just 8 players left at the end of Day 2 and it was Jesse Jones who led them into Day 3. Jones had 5.26 million at the start of Day 3 and was the only player holding over 5 million mark in chips.
Whittington had started with 1.71 million, good for the second largest stack. Whittington quickly gained momentum and started building his stack. The player was responsible for several eliminations on the final day of the Main Event and by the time the field came down to four players, he had the chip lead.
Asaf Ben Shushan was Whittington’s heads-up made. However, the the player could not go all the way and eventually hit the rail in second place, good for $93,847. Here is a look at the FT payouts:
Final Table Results (USD)
- Blake Whittington – $151,789
- Asaf Ben Shushan – $93,847
- Michael Rossitto – $68,559
- Roger Foley – $50,824
- Jesse Jones – $38,222
- Timothy Burt – $29,157
- Taylor Deane – $22,556
- Schuyler Thornton – $17,699
- Nelson Bernal – $14,085