Kenney Took Home $1,687,000 With VictoryPublished on January 9th, 2016 12:51 pm EST
Bryn Kenney outlasted Joe McKeehen to take down the $100,000 Super High Roller event at the 2016 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure yesterday evening for $1,687,000. McKeehen, who is coming off of a win in the World Series of Poker main event this past fall, finished in second place for $1,220,840.
The event, which was the first of this year's PCA series, ended up attracting a total of 44 unique entries and 14 re-entries. This ended up creating a total prize pool of $5,626,000, with the top eight finishers getting paid.
Given the popularity of the PCA, the tournament ended up attracting a number of the world's top players, including Daniel Negreanu, Fedor Holz and others. After two days of play, Bryn Kenney, Joe McKeehen, Ankush Mandavia, Mustapha Kanit, David Peters and Isaac Haxton ended up making the final table. Haxton was an interesting addition to the final table, as he recently severed ties with Pokerstars, citing the company for "unethical" behavior.
After some back and forth, the final hand of heads-up play between McKeehen and Kenney came when McKeehen elected to make his final stand pre-flop holding pocket Fives. Kenney called McKeehen's all-in move and the two saw a flop of 7-4-7, giving Kenney the dominant lead in the hand. The turn and river brought the 3s and Js, giving Kenney the hand and the victory.
Here is how the final payouts for the event ended up looking:
1. Bryn Kenney, $1,687,800
2. Joe McKeehen, $1,220,840
3. Ankush Mandavia, $787,640
4. Mustapha Kanit, $596,360
5. David Peters, $461,340
6. Isaac Haxton, $360,060
7. Daniel Dvoress, $286,920
8. Kathy Lehne, $225,040
With his victory, Bryn Kenney now has well over $8 million in total lifetime live tournament cashes. Kenney's result in the $100k Super High Roller event represents the biggest cash of his career to date.
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