Bryn Kenney Tops Poker Tournament Winners List in 2017

Bryn Kenney Tops Poker Tournament Winners List in 2017 This year saw interest in live poker tournaments grow as the WSOP witnessed yet another record attendance, and sponsors such as PokerStars and Partypoker extended their offerings and bumped up their featured prize pools.
Taking advantage of the lucrative potential that these tournaments presented in 2017 were US players such as Bryn Kenney and Scott Blumstein, and German players such as Christoph Vogelsang, Steffen Sontheimer, and Fedor Holz, who all headed the top 5 winner’s list this year.
Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney was the 2017 tournament cicuit’s biggest winner having amassed $8,505,898 in winnings, with the pro getting off to a great start after taking down the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $50k High Roller in January for $969,075. In April, he then added a further €1,784,500 ($1,946,911) to his bankroll following a victory at the €100,000 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo event, and again in September at the
$50,000 Poker Masters in Las Vegas for $960,000. Bryn Kenney also had several half a million dollar cashes throughout the year to cement his position as this year’s biggest winner.
Scott Blumstein
As you would expect, there is always room on the list for the 2017 WSOP Main Event winner, especially after Scott Blumstein walked away with a top prize of $8,150,000 for his impressive efforts. In total, Blumstein earned $8,174,347 throughout the year, and is also in the top 5 ranking for his home state of New Jersey, with just Phil Ivey, Dan Smith, Thomas Marchese, and Chris Klodnick having more live tournament earnings than him.
Vogelsang, Sontheimer, and Holz
Leading our brace of German pros is Christoph Vogelsang with $7,665,247 in winnings, helped not least by his claiming the $300,000 Aria Super High Roller Bowl title in May for $6 million. In second place is Steffen Sontheimer with $7,052,322, having secured four scores of around $1 million or more, including the $100,000 Poker Masters for $1,512,000. And finally, no list would be complete without Germany’s all time number one tournament winner Fedor Holz, who won a number of high roller tournaments in 2017 for a total payout of $6,380,187, with his biggest score a runner-up finish at the HK$100k Triton Macau Main Event for HK$ 16,398,000 ($2,100,086).

Poker News
Matt Waxman Claims 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Title
28 May 2018
The WPT Tournament of Champions (TOC) is an invitational only tournament consisting of past WPT champions, who can enter the competition for $15k if they wish, or this season’s winners, who automatically receive a free seat, airfare and hotel accommodations through to the end of season finale. The World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions subsequently
MSPT Hosts Largest Poker Tournament in Michigan History
26 May 2018
Mark Brazis has won the biggest poker tournament in Michigan state history after besting a field of 1,287 runners over four days at the $1,100 MSPT Battle Creek for $221,323. The Indiana resident had just $31,264 in winnings from three cashes going into the MSPT Main Event, and after claiming his famous victory, the 36-year-old
Valentin Vornicu Wins Record 12th WSOP Circuit Title
16 May 2018
Valentin Vornicu, has extended his lead over Maurice Hawkins as the World Series of Poker Circuit’s top title holder after winning a 12th ring at the WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans $365 No Limit Hold’em event. Furthermore, Vornicu’s latest victory worth $24,084 comes just one day after he won a record 11th ring at the $365
Phil Ivey Takes Down Short Deck Event in Montenegro for $605k
14 May 2018
Phil Ivey may not be a regular on the tournament scene anymore, preferring instead to devote his time to playing high stakes cash games in Asia, but when the former world number one does get round to entering a live tourney he continues to represent a huge threat in the eyes of his opponents. Of