Bryn Kenney Triumphs at 2017 PCB $50K High Roller

In 2016, Bryn Kenney took down the PCA $100k Super High Roller for $1,687,800, and now just one year later the US pro has repeated the feat, this time at the renamed PokerStars Championship Bahamas (PCB) $50K High Roller to add another $969,075 to his burgeoning bankroll. Following an impressive performance which takes his career earnings to $13,153,881, the WSOP bracelet holder commented:
“I was in ninth position with seven big blinds but I got my rush. Sometimes you just have to wait it out and fortunately good cards came. The right people busted, I got fortunate spots and was able to win it!”
The $50K High Roller was held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, and attracted 49 entries and 20 rebuys to create a prize pool worth $3,313,035. By the time the final table of nine had been reached, Daniel Colman was the leader on a 1.273m stack, with Mustapha Kanit in 4th (968k) and Bryn Kenney the short stack with just 270k.
After gathering a few more chips, Kenney eliminated Cary Katz in 9th, before doing likewise to Stephen Chidwick in 5th. Continuing his run, Kenney with pocket nines was then able to send Daniel Colman (A-x) to the rail, who picked up $341,240 for his 4th place finish.
Meanwhile, Mustapha Kanit (A-A) had taken out Sergi Reixach (K-J) in 7th, and later Byron Kaverman in 3rd to usher in the heads-up phase of the competition against Bryn Kenney.
At this stage, Kenney enjoyed a 2 to 1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and following a tough battle the final hand was eventually played with Kenney moving all-in preflop holding A-J. Kanit made the call with 9-9, and after the dealer laid out a Q-J-2-7-3 board, the Italian pro had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $695,740, while Bryn Kenney was crowned the champion. Commenting on a pivotal moment during his heads-up battle, Kenney explained:
“It was a close heads-up match. First I had a nice lead and then he took the lead. Then I showed him a bluff where he could’ve closed the game if he would’ve called there on the river. Fortunately, he didn’t.”
Final Table Results:
1: Bryn Kenney $969,075
2: Mustapha Kanit $695,740
3: Byron Kaverman $452,220
4: Daniel Colman $341,240
5: Stephen Chidwick $265,040
6: Benjamin Tollerene $205,400
7: Sergi Reixach $162,340
8: Daniel Dvoress $125,900
9: Cary Katz $96,080

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