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Bryn Kenney Leads Final Nine in €100,000 Super High Roller

Bryn Kenney
  • Bryn Kenney leads the €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo.

Bryn Kenney leads the €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®. With 10 levels played, nine players remain while only eight will make the money.

Besides Bryn Kenney, a slate of well-known high stakes tournament players return for action on the final day of play. Start-of-day chip leader Daniel Dvoress is one of them, as is €10,000 Opening Event winner Ole Schemion.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Sam GreenwoodCanada1,150,00019
2Viacheslav BuldyginRussia2,975,00049
3Daniel DvoressCanada950,00016
4Martin KabrhelCzech Republic1,630,00027
5Bryn KenneyUnited States3,370,00056
6Steffen SontheimerGermany1,910,00032
7Isaac HaxtonUnited States1,260,00021
8David PetersUnited States800,00013
9Ole SchemionGermany1,250,00021

Registration was open until the start of play of Day 2. Four players made use of the option to reenter, bumping the field to 61 entries, equal to last year's turnout.

Alexander Uskov, Nick Petrangelo, Leon Tsoukernik and Dietrich Fast wagered another €100,000 to get back in. Unfortunately for them, they wouldn't see a dime of it back as they all got eliminated well before the tournament reached the money.

One of them won't be too worried about that, as the PokerStars Blog reporter wrote that "Leon won one 100K entry in one hand v. Gus, 100K from Jedlicka, 100K from Ronny Kaiser."

Tsoukernik is a fun player to have at the table, always ready to chat it up and give action.

Two years ago, Tsoukernik had done the same to Dan Cates. So while the Czech casino owner isn't cashing yet in Monaco, his trips have been profitable nonetheless.

Tsoukernik is a fun player to have at the table, always ready to chat it up and give action. Another player who might be characterized as such is Kevin Hart. The award-winning actor, who is giving a press conference in the morning, sent out a press release with the claim he wants to change the game of poker and was again all smiles.

Kevin Hart

"It's ass whoopin' time!" shouted Hart at the start of play. Unfortunately for him, he mostly whooped his own ass as he didn't last too long. His last hand was a classic one, with fortune changing every street. He was down to his last 19 big blinds when he limp called all in with pocket sevens.

Byron Kaverman had ace-four and flopped two aces to outdraw Hart. The turn, however, was a seven to shift the lead back to Hart. But wouldn't you know it, like straight out of a b-movie script, the river was a four to help Kaverman secure the sizable pot.

"That can only happen to me," said Hart, shaking his head.

Daniel Negreanu didn't turn his excellent starting position into a deep run.

Daniel Negreanu started out the day as second in chips but didn't turn that excellent starting position into a deep run. He first lost a big pot with aces against Fast's flopped set.

As the turn and river bricked after the two had gotten it in on the flop, the Canadian Team Pro was short. Negreanu lost the remainder with a spade flush draw and two overs up against the flopped trips of Viacheslav Buldygin. Negreanu got a spade on the turn and river to make a flush, but the river was the ten of spades that gifted Buldygin a winning full house.

As Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (ace-king to jacks), Fast (seven-eight to ace-jack) and Stefan Schillhabel (king-nine to jacks) exited, the tournament was rapidly moving toward a final table. The in the money stage of the tournament was luring.

With 10 levels of play scheduled, the organization must have had the hopes of reaching the final table. In the end, nine players made it through with just eight getting paid. When play resumes on Day 3, it's still bubble time. On Day 3, the final nine play down to a winner. Once the bubble bursts, the remaining eight are guaranteed €237,950, with €1,784,500 awaiting the winner.


Besides the final day of the €100,000 Super High Roller, the Sporting Monte-Carlo also hosts Day 1a of the Main Event. PokerNews has a crew of reporters and a video team on the floor to bring you all the latest news.

SeasonYearEntries WinnerCountryPrize
EPT 8201245(38 + 7)Justin BonomoUnited States€1,640,000
EPT 9201350(42 + 8)Max AltergottGermany€1,746,400
EPT 10201462(50 + 12)Daniel ColmanUnited States€1,539,300
EPT 11201571(58 + 13)Erik SeidelUnited States€2,015,000
EPT 12201661(46 + 15)Ole SchemionGermany€1,597,800
PSC 1201761(47 + 14)  €1,784,500
€100,000 Super High Roller final nine
€100,000 Super High Roller final nine

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