Bryn Kenney Wins 2019 Triton Montenegro Main Event

Professional poker player Bryn Kenney

Bryn Kenney continued his stellar 2019 season with a $2.769 million win in the 2019 Triton Montenegro Main Event. Kenney beat a field of 75 players in the $127,465 USD buy-in Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro Main Event.

The win came just three days after Bryn Kenny won $1.459 million in the $63,733 buy-in No’Limit Hold’em Six-Max Event. With the back-to-back victories, Bryn Kenney further cemented his reputation as a top player in high roller events.

After winning his second event in a four-day span, Kenney told reporters, “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.”

The $4.2 million-plus in winnings brought Bryn Kenney’s career earnings in live poker events to $34,999,701. The total vaulted Kenney past Feder Holz and David Peters to 4th all-time on the poker earnings list.

Kenney Leads Player of the Year Standings

2019 is shaping up to be Bryn Kenney’s best year yet. In four months of play, he’s collected $9.2 million in winnings. He holds an early lead in Card Player’s Player of the Year Race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

In fact, Bryn Kenney holds a dominant position in the early standings. His 5,174 points puts him a full 1,718 points ahead of the 2nd place holder, Ramon Colillas.

Bryn Kenney’s Final Table Domination

Bryn Kenney made his move at the final table when he eliminated sportsbook operator and high roller Paul Phua in sixth place with $520k. Mikita Badziokouski eliminated Samuel Greenwood in 5th place, but his surge proved short lived. Kenney eliminated Badziokouski with a 7-7 against A-J, because Baadiokouski received no improvements on the board.

Kenney held a massive chip lead headed into three-headed play and continued that domination to the end. He held 94 blinds against Danny Tang’s 17 and Peter Jetten’s 6 blinds. With such odds stacked against him, Jetten quickly fell to Bryn Kenney’s dominant chip stack and play.

2019 Triton Montenegro Main Event

In heads-up play, Bryn Kenney began with a 12-to-1 chip lead over Danny Tang. Play didn’t last long, because Tang went all-in with A-4 suited against Kenney’s Q-J suited. The board gave Kenney a queen-high straight, which became the ultimate winning hand. Danny Tang finished in second, but took home $1.833 million.

The rest of the final table included several top card players. Erik Seidel finished in 7th place. Meanwhile, Matthias Eiginger finished 8th, while Jason Koon finished 9th.

Cliff Spiller

Cliff Spiller

Cliff Spiller has been an online writer for more than a decade. He worked for Small World Marketing for years, where he covered topics like gaming, sports, movies, and how-to guides. He's covered US and international gambling news on,, and since 2014.


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