Bryn Kenney Wins Aussie Millions Main Event

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American Bryn Kenney has done his finest to inject some enjoyable back right into casino poker on course to winning the 2019 Aussie Millions main event.

Challenging against 821 other hopefuls, Kenney began the last table inside Melbourne’s Crown Online casino trailing the general leader, Mike Del Vecchio. In ferreting out his challenger and also winning the Aussie Many millions title on February 3, Kenney did his ideal to captivate and engage those around him.

Striving for Fun and Financial Gain in Equal Measure

Talking to Pokernews after his success, the professional gamer said that a lot of his peers were taking the AU$ 10,600/ US$ 7,655 centerpiece as well seriously.

“I like to talk with people who I don’t know about. We’ve kind of been going in the wrong direction with players taking it too seriously and making it not fun for people who are here to have fun,” Kenney said.

In addition to bringing some life to the table, the ultimate winner additionally played the part of death squad. After seeing Hamish Cranshaw exit in 7th, Kenney got his contribute with pocket jacks.

Calling with A ♣ K ♦, Gyeong Byeong Lee required a pair to prevent annihilating his pile. Help Never shown up, leaving the South Korean with just 4 big blinds as well as Kenney with a new heap of chips to collaborate with.

As Kenney’s confidence grew, Matthew Wakeman as well as Clinton Taylor dropped by the wayside, leaving the American with an opportunity to broker an unique bargain. With greater than $26 million in competition incomes and also several titles, including WSOP and WPT wins to his name, Kenney had the experience over his opponents.

But with Del Vecchio holding the chip lead and a burning need to win the title, negotiations were tough. At some point, after Andrew Hinrichsen indicated his contract, the final 3 came to a deal that enabled Kenney to scoop just over $923,000.

Kenney Cruises to Historic Aussie Millions Win

In addition to scooping one of the most money, Kenney persuaded his tablemates to allow him take the win uncontested. Regardless of the unusual request, Del Vecchio as well as Hinrichsen concurred, meaning the American included another trophy to his collection without a battle.

2019 Aussie Millions Main Event Final Table Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize ( in AUD)Prize (in USD)
1Bryn KenneyUnited StatesAU$1,272,598*$923,269*
2Mike Del VecchioUnited StatesAU$1,272,162*$922,953*
3Andrew HinrichsenAustraliaAU$1,097,739*$796,410*
4Clinton TaylorAustraliaAU$483,000$350,417
5Matthew WakemanAustraliaAU$380,300$275,908
6Gyeong Byeong LeeKoreaAU$309,000$224,180
7Hamish CrawshawNew ZealandAU$242,000$175,571

*denotes a deal

In winning Down Under, Kenney not only boosted his career earnings yet engraved his name in background. By dominating the 822-player area, Kenney went beyond the success of 2018 victor Toby Lewis by winning the largest Aussie Millions main event in history.

For the champion, the environment in Australia is the primary factor the celebration remains to be a success as well as, additionally, why multiple documents have actually fallen this year.

“During the whole tournament every time I’m on a break maybe 2-3 people want to take a picture. That’s how poker should be, watching and having a good time. It’s the best tournament stop in the world,” Kenney told reporters after his victory.