Bryn Kenney Goes Back-to-Back; Wins Triton Poker Montenegro Main Event for $2,713,876
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Bryn Kenney outlasted a field of 75 entrants including 31 reentries to win the Triton Poker Montenegro HKD 1,000,000 Main Event at the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro for HKD 21,300,000 ($2,713,876).
This marks the second win for Kenney at this festival along with his second seven-figure cash after also finding gold in Event #2: HKD 500,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max for HKD 11,230,000 ($1,432,264) earlier in the festival. The victory pushes Kenney past David Peters and Fedor Holz into fourth place on The Hendon Mob All Time Money List with nearly $35 million in live tournament cashes.
Kenney shared he was in the zone during the three-day event and felt good about this victory.
"Very good. I mean, tired, but really strong. I just really was in the zone, played very well, crushed the table, had a few things go my way, it’s always the best."
2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro HKD 1,000,000 Main Event Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (HKD)||Prize (USD)|
|1||Bryn Kenney||United States||HKD 21,300,000||$2,713,876|
|2||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||HKD 14,100,000||$1,796,509|
|3||Peter Jetten||Canada||HKD 9,600,000||$1,223,155|
|4||Mikita Badziakouski||Belarus||HKD 7,260,000||$925,011|
|5||Sam Greenwood||Canada||HKD 5,650,000||$719,878|
|6||Paul Phua||Malaysia||HKD 4,400,000||$560,613|
|7||Erik Seidel||United States||HKD 3,460,000||$440,846|
|8||Matthias Eibinger||Austria||HKD 2,680,000||$341,464|
|9||Jason Koon||United States||HKD 2,050,000||$261,195|
2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro HKD 1,000,000 Main Event Final Table Recap
Mikita Badziakouski was able to eliminate both Triton Poker Ambassador Jason Koon in ninth place for HKD 2,050,000 ($261,195) and Matthias Eibinger in eighth place for HKD 2,680,000 ($341,464) in the same hand. Koon jammed ace-seven before Badziakouski over-jammed eights. Eibinger then called off his stack with ace-queen. A queen hit the flop to give Eibinger a pair but Badziakouski won the hand after an eight on the turn gave him a set.
Shortly later, Badziakouski was at it again and eliminated Erik Seidel in seventh place for HKD 3,460,000 ($440,846) after his ace-ten held steady against Seide's queen-nine suited.
Triton Poker Co-Founder Paul Phua was the next to go in sixth place for HKD 4,400,000 ($560,613). He got it all-in on the flop with middle pair holding seven-four only to run into the top set held by Kenney.
Badziakouski was then back at it eliminating Sam Greenwood in fifth place for HKD 5,650,000 ($719,878).
Shortly after, Badziakouski was on the losing end of a big flip which set the course for the rest of the event. Both Danny Tang and Peter Jetten were short but it didn't stop Badziakouski with ace-jack and Kenney with pocket sevens to get it all-in blind versus blind. The board bricked for Badziakouski, and he was ousted in fourth place for HKD 7,260,000 ($925,011.)
At this point, Kenney was clearly in the driver's seat with more than triple the chips of both his opponents combined. Jetten got his short stack in good with king-six against the ten-nine held by Kenney. Jetten was unable to hold on, though, with the board hitting Kenney. Jetten was eliminated in third place for HKD 9,600,000 ($1,223,155).
Kenney held a 12:1 chip advantage in heads-up play against Tang, and it was over quickly with Kenney nailing a straight with queen-jack suited. Although Tang wasn't able to find a win, it was an impressive result for his first-ever HKD 1,000,000 event with a runner-up performance worth HKD 14,100,000 ($1,796,509).
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