Kyna England

GPI rank: 463
Total Live Earnings: $835,020
United States United States
Last Seen in: 2022 MSPT Venetian November
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Kyna England is an American poker player with over $800,000 in career earnings who was named the 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Player of the Year.

England, originally from Illinois, enjoyed a breakout year in 2021 after leaving her job in the insurance industry to pursue a professional poker career.

England finished third in the MSPT Riverside Main Event for $73,782 and later finished third in the WPT Venetian Main Event for $448,755. She followed that up later that year with victory in the MSPT Canterbury Park Main Event for $186,709.

The Minnesota victory helped her secure the MSPT Season 12 Player of the Year, making her the first female player to earn the POY distinction.

"It was a great year," England told PokerNews in an interview. "It was my first full year playing poker, traveling around a little bit playing poker. I was fortunate enough early on in the year to get a big score."

In September 2022, England landed a partnership with GGPoker's ClubGG, becoming the first ambassador for the app that lets members win seats into live events around the world.

Here's England's advice for anyone who wants to leave their full-time job to play poker professionally: "I think you just really have to love it. You have to love what you do, you have to get out there and have fun with it every day. There are days where I'm just like, 'what am I doing?' You lose enough and you have to just get used to losing."

Kyna England's Top 5 Live Cashes

 July 2021WPT Ventian $5,000 Main Event3rd$448,755
 December 2021MSPT WPC $1,110 Main Event1st$186,709
 March 2021MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event3rd$73,782
 August 2022WSOPC Cherokee $400 NLH Double Stack3rd$12,694
 April 2022Wynn Signature Series $400 NLH3rd$10,070

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PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 MSPT Venetian November
$1,600 Main Event
65th $3,454
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty
678th $2,070
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
121st $4,791
2022 MSPT Venetian
$1,100 Main Event 198 [$1,500,000 GTD]
103rd $3,326
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
305th $1,751
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] No-Limit Hold'em BIG $500
110th $1,118
2022 MSPT Cleveland
$1,110 Main Event
24th $6,526
2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl VI
$1,100 Main Event
48th $3,568
2022 RGPS Jamul Casino
$575 RunGood Main Event
47th $1,025
2021 MSPT Canterbury Park
MSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event
1st $186,709
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
73rd $2,011
2021 MSPT United States Poker Championship Sycuan Casino
$1,110 USPC Main Event
53rd $1,984
MSPT Black Hawk
$1,110 Main Event ($200K GTD)
15th $7,578
MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event ($1.5M GTD)
MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event ($1.5M GTD)
153rd $3,500
2021 MSPT Showdown Series
MSPT Sycuan $1,110 Main Event
20th $5,168
MSPT Riverside Casino
MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event
3rd $73,782
MSPT Grand Falls $1,100 Main Event (Jan. 2021)
MSPT Grand Falls $1,100 Main Event
25th $3,161
2020 Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Main Event
MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event
86th $2,832
2020 Mid-States Poker Tour Grand Falls
$1,100 Main Event ($150K GTD)
40th $2,455
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
976th $1,729
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em
1673rd $621

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