The new triumph obtained by Bryn Kenney gave the Long Island player a new record for his successful resume as a poker player. With this victory Kenny accumulates another $ 350,000 that raises his earnings to $ 55,860,195 in live tournaments.
In the High Roller event of Seminole Hard Rock Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open of $ 25,500, the American won $ 354,565 more, adding the $ 20 million profit he obtained in August at the Triton Million event.
Now his advantage over Justin Bonomo, who is in second place, Kenney is still rushing to the top, having a comfortable $ 6.8 million.
Kenny negotiated a final table showing his usual professional player discipline. Lázaro Hernández was eliminated last night, as his jack-four could not be imposed on the ace-deuce of diamonds that Brock Wilson had. In the final table of six players, Wilson was favored in counting chips on Jason Mercier, the Florida giant who had returned to the tournament scene.
Final table seat:
1. Jerry Robinson – 200,000 (10 bb)
2. Bryn Kenney – 685,000 (34 bb)
3. Jason Mercier – 1,340,000 (67 bb)
4. Brock Wilson – 1,425,000 (71 bb)
5. Anthony Zinno – 570,000 (29 bb)
6: Andjelko Andrejevic – 330,000 (14 bb)
Kenney only had 34 big blinds to deal with his opponents in a high profile field. What helped Kenney raise his chances of triumph was an early double through Wilson that proved decisive. The leader in accumulated money was at risk of falling into this tournament with the ace-queen out – suit that was called by the kings of pocket held by Brock Wilson.
But everything changed with an ace on the flop. While Kenney watched his numbers jump to 70 big blinds, Wilson fell thunderously to 21.
45 players lost the $ 25,500 entry. Among those who participated and saw their money disappear were the German Rainer Kempe, Darren Elias and Erik Seidel.
Andjelko Andrejevic, was dispatched to sixth place. His king – queen was at risk against Jason Mercier’s 9 – 8 diamonds, as well as Robinson’s ace – queen. The king on the flop for a moment seemed to save the Serbian, but an ace on the turn ended his chances of staying at the final table.
The fate of Anthony Zinno came, who was dispatched to 5th place. Zinno won the WSOP bracelet and left with the second best hand but failed in a queen-high flush. But Wilson, who had lost with an ace-high flush, moved to the chip with that pot.
Jason Mercier followed the firing list by launching all-in with as-queen that Bryn Kenney ended up crushing with pocket kings. Two other hands were enough for Jerry Robinson to run the same fate. Kenney was in a comfortable position for the lead, but Wilson’s early double made both players look at their cards and reach an agreement to deal the prize.
Results of Seminole Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open High Roller:
1. Bryn Kenney $ 354,565 *
2. Brock Wilson $ 301,215 *
3. Jerry Robinson $ 161,170
4. Jason Mercier $ 111,150
5. Anthony Zinno $ 77,805
6. Andjelko Andrejevic $ 61,135
7. Lázaro Hernández $ 44,460
* After hand-to-hand agreement