Bryn Kenney Wins PCA $100K Super High Roller for $1.68MJanuary 11, 2016 1:26 pm
The PCA $100k Super High Roller 8-Handed event was held at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in Paradise Island, and attracted 58 players to create a prize pool worth $5,626,000. By the end of the very same day, Bryn Kenney then managed to overcome his final opponent, the 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen, to lift the trophy, and collect the event’s $1,687,800 first place prize. Following a victory which now pushes his career earnings to $8,574,979, the 29-year old US pro commented:
“It feels great, I didn’t have a Super High Roller win, and no tournament win that you can be proud of, it was always third, second, in these big tournaments and to get a win is just the best.”
Bryn Kenney has also won more than $3.2 million playing Super High Roller events at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure over the years, making him the hugely popular tournament series’ biggest SHR winner in its history.
By the time the $100K Super High Roller reached its final table of six, Bryn Kenney (3.82m) held a slight lead over Ankush Mandavia (3.36m), with other players still left in contention including Joe McKeehen (2.8m), David Peters (2.08m), Isaac Haxton (1.4m), and Mustapha Kanit (1.03m).
McKeehen (A-K) subsequently eliminated Isaac Haxton (10-9) in 6th, before Bryn Kenney took care of David Peters in 5th. Next, Ankush Mandavia (A-J) sent Mustapha Kanit (7-7) to the rail in 4th, and following Kenney’s (K-9) elimination of Mandavia (K-4) in 3rd, the final phase of the competition got underway between Kenney and McKeehen for the title.
As the heads-up battle got started, Kenney held a 7,945,000 to 6,550,000 chip advantage over McKeehen, but the Main Event champ then managed to reduce Kenney to just 10 big blinds before Kenney started his revival. Once ahead once more, the deciding hand was eventually played with both Kenney (K-7) and McKeehen (5-5) all-in preflop. The 7-4-7-3-J board subsequently sealed the deal, and so Joe McKeehen was then consigned to a runner-up finish worth $1,220,480, while the PCA Super High Roller title went to Bryn Kenney.
Final Tournament Results:
1: Bryn Kenney – $1,687,800
2: Joseph McKeehen – $1,220,840
3: Ankush Mandavia – $787,640
4: Mustapha Kanit – $596,360
5: David Peters – $461,340
6: Isaac Haxton – $360,060
7: Daniel Dvoress – $286,920
8: Kathy Lehne – $225,040