Bryn Kenney Becomes GGPoker AmbassadorMarch 15, 2018 11:01 am
US pro Bryn Kenney has just signed a sponsorship deal with online poker site GGpoker, which runs on an Asian poker network called GGNetwork, but also offers its product in Canada, Europe, and South America. According to PokerScout, the GGNetwork is currently the 8th biggest network in the world with a 7-day average of 1,050 cash game players, and commenting upon his latest placement with GGpoker, Kenney said:
“I’m really happy to become part of the GGPoker team. They are the western face of Asia’s largest poker network, with lots of opportunities for growth, and it’s great to be in a position to both represent the brand and to positively influence the further development of GGPoker.”
All Time Money List
While Bryn Kenney’s name may not be as instantly recognizable as other players ranked at the top of poker’s ‘All Time Money List’, such as Daniel Negreanu ($36,546,095), Phil Ivey ($23,856,033), and Phil Hellmuth Jr ($22,225,420), the New York pro is still one of the best tournament players on the circuit, and currently ranks at number 11 in the world with $21,171,049 in winnings.
Interestingly, the 31 year-old pro was originally a competitive ‘Magic: The Gathering’ player before turning his attention towards poker, with his very first live cash recorded in 2007 after entering the $1,000 East Coast Poker Championships, eventually finishing in a runner-up position worth $34,446.
It wasn’t until 2011, however, that Kenney recorded his first seven figure year with $1,195,492 in winnings, and despite earning $487,657 in 2012, and $845,141 in 2013, every subsequent year has produced seven figure scores. The past couple of years have seen his winnings escalate exponentially, though, having won $5,207,847 in 2016, and $8,505,897 in 2017, with his present results for 2018 standing at $757,465.
Included amongst his many accolades over the years is capturing a WSOP bracelet in 2014 at the $1,500 10-Game Mix Six Handed event for $153,220, and in 2016 triumphing at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100k Super High Roller after defeating 2015 WSOP Main Event champion, Joe McKeehen heads-up to claim a top prize of $1,687,800. Last year, Kenney subsequently recorded his biggest score to date following a victory at the PokerStars Championship €100k Super High Roller Eight Max in Monte Carlo which earned him a massive €1,784,500 ($ 1,946,911) payday.
Bryn Kenney was first introduced to the GGpoker team via Kitty Kuo, a fellow pro with $1,598,988 in winnings who is currently ranked at number 4 on Taiwan’s ‘All Time Money List’, with another female player, Joanne ‘JJ’ Liu topping the list on $3,202,345. Kenney said that he instantly “hit it off” with the GGpoker team, and was made an offer soon after.
Needless to say, GGPoker has also expressed its excitement of having recruited one of the world’s best player to the site, with Paul Burke, Head of GGPoker, calling Bryn a “one-of-a-kind poker player” whose style of play involves “using gut instincts as much as anything else”. Laying out Kenney new role at GGPoker, Paul Burke explained:
“In addition to representing the GGPoker brand worldwide and helping us reach out to those who have not played at our tables, Bryn is going to help us further improve the GGPoker experience, ensuring that our players both new and old have something very special to look forward to.”
For his part, Kenney said that would be doing his utmost to help GGPoker grow as a business and maintain its high standard of quality. He also stated that he would ensure that the experience of its players continues to improve by his being available for feedback, as well as offering his own opinions on improvements that could be made at GGPoker. One of the areas which he is already anticipating in this regard includes helping GGPoker to create new games and tournament series that don’t currently exist on the site.
In addition to his live earnings, Kenney has amassed a further $434,438 playing online tournaments, with his biggest score booked in 2007 after taking down the PokerStars $215+R NL Hold’em [$100K guaranteed] event for $52,360. Kenney said that he would now be playing regularly on his new home at GGPoker, and as an extra incentive for players would be offering investors pieces of his tournament action at non markup prices.