Holding more than $26.6 million in live earnings and wins in some of the world’s biggest poker tournaments, Bryn Kenney is one of the best players today. And he cemented that reputation just a couple of days ago by shipping the record-breaking 2019 edition of the Aussie Millions Main Event.
The A$10,600 buy-in event attracted a record-breaking 822-strong field to generate a whopping prize pool of A$8.22 million. Kenney was the player to earn the largest share of that amount, but overall the top 88 finishers received their share of the prizepool, min-cashes starting from A$15,600.
Towards the end, Kenney made a 3-way deal with the FT chip leader Mike Del Vecchio (2nd) and local pro Andrew Hinrichsen (3rd) for A$ 1,272,162 and A$ 1,097,739 respectively.
As mentioned, Kenney’s total live earnings have now gone to more than $26.6 million. Aside from his latest poker victory, the player has previously won a WSOP gold bracelet, a PCA $100,000 Super High Roller, and a PCA $50,000 High Roller title. Kenney currently stands at a 9th place in the global all-time money list of the most winning poker players. Kenney won the Aussie Millions Main Event just days after poker pro Cary Katz won the Aussie Millions A$100,000 Challenge for A$1,481,760.
Post his huge main event victory, the America’s ace poker pro – Kenney said, “I’ve had bigger wins than this. But it’s amazing to do it in this city. I’ve been having a good time with these people. It’s by far the most I’ve ever been asked to take a picture. It’s the best tournament stop in the world. During the summer here you just walk outside on break and it’s just nice here. I don’t have a complaint about it so I’d recommend anyone to come here next year – every year! It’s just a great stop!”
Indian Team was represented by the young gun Abhinav Iyer, Aditya Sushant, Raghav Bansal, Paawan Bansal and Vinod Megalmani. Four of them, namely Raghav, Paawan, Megalmani and Sushant made Day 2. Raghav got busted out on Day 2, while the remaining three Indians managed to make it to Day 3. Sushant entered Day 3 with a biggest stack of 292,800 in chips among the three. Paawan bagged a decent stack of 197,300, while Megalmani was the shortest with a stack of 29,500.
All the three Indians exited before the end of Day 3. While Paawan and Megalmani went out before the money line, Sushant managed to run a little deeper and finished 87th for A$15,600.
Final Table Results (AUD)
- Bryn Kenney – A$1,272,598*
- Mike Del Vecchio – A$1,272,162*
- Andrew Hinrichsen – A$1,097,739*
- Clinton Taylor – A$483,000
- Matthew Wakeman – A$380,300
- Gyeong Byeong Lee – A$309,000
- Hamish Crawshaw – A$242,000