Bryn Kenney Takes Down US Poker Open Event #7 for $450,000

Bryn Kenney has won the $25,000 buy-in NL at the US Poker Open for $450K. The American ploughed through the 60-man field in short time and incredibly only took an hour to finish off his final table rivals.

By: Mark Patrickson

With only three events remaining Kenney is still lagging behind Stephen Chidwick, Sean Winter and Cary Katz on the points leaderboard but he remains within reach if a late run can come together.

Only last month Kenney won the Aussie Millions Main Event and feels he is ready to forget a terrible 2018.

“This feels good. Last year was the only losing year I’ve ever had in my poker career and I felt as though I needed to follow it up with a home run year like I did in 2017.”

The final table action was a bit of a blur with Kenny knocking out Nick Petrangelo only three hands in after calling off half his stack with K8 to see he was up against J6s blind vs blind.

Only a few hands later Keith Tilston and Nick Schulman were next to leave, and then Kenney crippled Ben Yu with 83 making a deceptive two pair and getting paid with big bets on both the turn and river. Yu had started the final table as a huge chip leader and was eliminated a couple of hands later.

Into the heads-up stage Kenney had a lead of more than 10-to-1 up against Jake Schindler and he only took a grand total of six more hands to seal the deal, taking his total career winnings past the $27 million mark.

Final results

1 Bryn Kenney $450,000
2 Jake Schindler $300,000
3 Ben Yu $210,000
4 Keith Tilston $150,000
5 Nick Schulman $120,000
6 Nick Petrangelo $90,000

 

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