Bryn Kenney

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Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney 2015.jpg
ResidenceLong Beach, New York
Born (1986-11-01) November 1, 1986 (age 36)
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)7
Money finish(es)32
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
28th, 2010
World Poker Tour
Money finish(es)6
European Poker Tour
Money finish(es)5
Information accurate as of 12 July 2016.

Bryn Kenney (born November 1, 1986) is an American professional poker player from Long Beach, New York.[1][2]

Poker career[edit]

Kenney played Magic: The Gathering competitively before transitioning to poker.[3] His first live cash was in 2007 at the East Coast Poker Championships.

Kenney won his first WSOP bracelet in 2014 after winning the $1,500 10-Game Mix Six Handed event, which earned him $153,220.[4]

In 2016, Kenney defeated 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, Joe McKeehen heads-up at the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure $100K Super High Roller event winning $1,687,800.[5]

After placing 2nd to Aaron Zang in the £1,050,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Triton Million for Charity Event, Kenney received the largest single payout in live poker tournament history of £16,890,509 ($20,563,324).[6] The tournament had the largest scheduled single payout in poker tournament history with first place receiving £19,000,000 ($23,100,000). However, due to a prize splitting deal agreed with Zang, Kenney ended up receiving £16,890,509 ($20,563,324) for 2nd while Zang received the smaller prize of £13,779,491 ($16,775,820) for winning the tournament. The deal was made when the tournament entered heads up with Kenney holding an over 5:1 chip lead against Zang. Zang made a comeback and eventually won the tournament.[7][8]

Kenney is ranked 4th on the Global Poker Index and 1st on the Hendon Mob All-Time Money List as of August 3, 2019. As of August 2020, his live tournament winnings exceed $55,000,000.

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Event Prize Money
2014 $1,500 10-Game Mix Six Handed $153,220


  1. ^ Julio Rodriguez (February 17, 2016). "Bryn Kenney Hopes To Become Best Poker Tournament Player In The World". Card Player. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bryn Kenney". Global Poker Index. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Julio Rodriguez (March 22, 2015). "A Poker Life: Bryn Kenney". Card Player. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Andrew Feldman (July 5, 2014). "Bryn Kenney wins first bracelet in 10-game". Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Remko Rinkema (January 8, 2016). "Bryn Kenney Defeats Joe McKeehen to Win PCA $100K Super High Roller for $1,687,800". PokerNews Global. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Shillibier, Will (December 31, 2019). "Biggest Tournament Cashes of the Decade". PokerNews. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Trenholm, Brandyn (August 3, 2019). "Aaron Zang Wins Triton Million for $16.7 Million; Bryn Kenney Finishes Runner-Up for $20 Million". PokerNews. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ Fast, Erik (August 3, 2019). "Aaron Zang Has Won The Largest Buy-In Poker Tournament Ever". Retrieved September 8, 2020.

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