Bryn Kenney Wins PokerStars Champs Monte-Carlo €100k SHR for €1,784,500

Bryn Kenney surged to victory in the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller for a tasty €1,784,500 ($1.94m) in prize money after starting the final day as chip leader.

It's been quite the year already for Kenney who won two high roller events in January's PSC Bahamas events (and final tabled another), and he continued his run by winning his second 100k PokerStars event (he won the $100k at last year's PCA for $1.69m) in the face of some stiff competition.

Nine players came back for day three but only 8 of them could make the money, and it was none other than Ike "philivey2694" Haxton who became the unlucky bubble-boy as his AQ couldn't catch up with David Peters pocket Jacks. This elimination secured a minimum payday of €237,950 for the 8 remaining players.

Kenney temporarily gave up the chip lead to Viacheslav Buldygin who took the next two scalps as he busted both Sam Greenwood in eighth (€237,950) and Martin Kabrhel in seventh (€303,350), but the 30 year old New Yorker was soon back in charge after taking a big chunk out of Buldygin's stack when his rivered two pair bested Buldygin's pocket Aces.

Kenney extended his lead by knocking out the next three players. He took out Steffen Sontheimer in sixth place (€380,700)  and ruined Ole Schemion's chances of winning the Monte Carlo €100k in back-to-back years by knocking him out in fifth (€487,715). Bryn's next victim was David Peters who got his final chips in with A-7 and found himself well behind Kenney's QQ, Peters couldn't improve and bowed out in 4th (€630,600).

Buldygin got back in the mix by sending Daniel Dvoress to the rail in 3rd (€832,800), but still found himself facing a mountain to climb as he entered heads-up play with a 5:1 chip deficit. Buldygin put up a decent fight, but never seriously threatened Kenney's dominance, and the American pro finally took victory when his pocket 2's flopped a set after a short-stacked Buldygin had made a stand with KQ suited. Buldygin took home €1,290,800 for his runner-up finish with Kenney taking the honours and a €1,784,500 payday - taking his total live earnings over $17m, with over $5.1m of that coming from the first four months of this year.

Final Table Results €100k Super High Roller, PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo

Place Player Earnings
1 Bryn Kenney €1,784,500
2 Viacheslav Buldygin €1,290,800
3 Daniel Dvoress €832,800
4 David Peters €630,600
5 Ole Schemion €487,715
6 Steffen Sontheimer €380,700
7 Martin Kabrhel €303,350
8 Samuel Greenwood €237,950



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