New Yorker Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney, like quite a few of his poker peers, first found his passion for card games through "Magic The Gathering", a strategic trading card game. So good was Kenney, in fact, that he was at one time ranked no.1 in the world in the under 15 category. By the time he turned 16, however, Kenney came to the conclusion that poker could be a more lucrative way to spend his time. Turned out he was right.
After learning the basics playing $20 sit and gos with friends Kenney started playing online at 17, registering an account in his mother's name, changing to the account he plays on now at 18. By the time he went to college, Kenney was so consumed with online poker that he soon dropped out to play full time. At the time this cpuld be seen as a slightly rash decision given that by his own admission Kenney wasn't a winning player. However, the move has paid off in spades and Bryn Kenney is one of pokers true all round high stakes winning players.
As well as successfully playing at the highest stakes in cash both live and online, Kenney has also put in some stellar performances in tournaments, particularly in the live arena where he has a little under $14m in cashes as of February 2017.
$1.7m of Kenney's live winnings have come from the WSOP where he has enjoyed decent success, including a bracelet from 2014's $1.5k 10-Game mix for $153k. He also earned $255k for finishing 28th in 2010's Main Event, and $288k for coming runner-up in a $5k NLHE event in 2015.
Kenney's main tournament success, though, has been in high roller events. As well as winning two $25k Aria High Roller events in 2016, he has chased for a staggering $4.5m at the PCA (now the PokerStars Championship Bahamas) over the years including winning 2016's $100k Super High Roller for $1.7m, as well as 2017's $50k event for $969k and also the $25k Shot Clock event for $392k. Prior to this he also took 3rd in 2011's $100k event for $643k, and $874k for 3rd in the same event in 2015.
It's a good job that Kenney is such a prolific winner as he is also known for his prolific swings. He once told PokerNews that his bankroll once went from $3.5m to -$400,000 in just 6 months. As well as swings at the table, Kenney put a lot of the losses down to bad investments and loaning money to the wrong people.
Having cashed for over $9m in live tourneys since 2015, we think it's safe to say that Bryn Kenney's bankroll is once more looking pretty robust!
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