Bryn Kenney Wins Triton Poker Series Montenegro HKD 500K Six Max ($1,432,264)
Bryn Kenney outlasted a field of 79 entrants including 34 reentries to win Event #2: HKD 500,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max at the 2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro for HKD 11,230,000 ($1,432,264).
This marks the first win for Kenney at a Triton Poker event and has soared past $32 million in live tournament cashes after the victory. Kenney's previous best result at a Triton Event was when he finished runner-up in the 2016 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Philippines HKD 500,000 Main Event for HKD 10,870,700 ($1,401,694).
Kenney appeared to care more about what he described as ferocious and strong play rather than the result.
"I made a lot of really good value bets, really good bluffs, played really ferocious, feel real strong," Kenney told Triton Poker after the victory. "When you get in such a zone for a while, you can only really think about cards. I feel great, just because I only really care about how I play."
2019 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro HKD 500,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (HKD)||Prize (USD)|
|1||Bryn Kenney||United States||HKD 11,230,000||$1,432,264|
|2||Daniel Dvoress||Canada||HKD 7,430,000||$946,954|
|3||Ivan Leow||Malaysia||HKD 5,070,000||$646,172|
|4||Sergio Aido||Spain||HKD 3,820,000||$486,859|
|5||Jason Koon||United States||HKD 2,970,000||$378,527|
|6||Christoph Vogelsang||Germany||HKD 2,300,000||$293,135|
|7||Richard Yong||Malaysia||HKD 1,820,000||$231,959|
The second and final day began with 24 hopefuls battling it out for what promised to be the first seven-figure score this festival. Xuan Tan and Erik Seidel entered the day as the two chip leaders but neither were able to find a cash with nine players slated to win at least a min-cash of HKD 1,080,000 ($137,646).
Cheong Cheok Ieng was the first player to cash in ninth place followed by Danny Tang taking home the eighth-place prize of HKD 1,410,000 ($179,705).
Triton Co-Founder Richard Yong was the first to go on the seven-max final table for HKD 1,820,000 ($231,959) after he got his short stack in with pocket nines only to run into the aces held by Daniel Dvoress.
A similar fate took place shortly after for Christoph Vogelsang who got his short stack in with pocket fours only to be dominated by the pocket sixes held by Jason Koon. By holding on a little longer than Yong, Vogelsang laddered up to sixth place for HKD 2,300,000 ($293,135).
Koon's quest to add a fourth Triton Poker title came to a screeching halt right after. He was eliminated in fifth place for HKD 2,970,000 ($378,527) after his jacks were no good against Kenney's kings.
Sergio Aido was the next to go in fourth place for HKD 3,820,000 ($486,859). He jammed his short-stack with ace-three but didn't hold after getting a call from Dvoress with king-five.
Dvoress then took out his third opponent at the final table; Ivan Leow. The latter took bronze in the event for HKD 5,070,000 ($646,172) after his jack-ten proved to be no match for Dvoress' pocket queens.
Dvoress held a 5:3 chip advantage entering heads-up play before Kenney was able to gain the chip lead. On the final hand, Kenney rivered a flush with ace-six to eliminate Dvoress and win the trophy. The runner-up performance for Dvoress still awarded the Candian handsomely with his biggest single result of his poker career of HKD 7,430,000 ($946,954).
Photography by Joe Giron/Poker Photo Archive