Thursday August 8, 2019 at 1:27 pm

After the Triton Million in London, Bryn Kenney took over the top spot on Hendon Mob with $55.5 million lifetime earnings. He passed Justin Bonomo's $45.2 million. Kid Poker is still third with $41.8 million. Dan Smith ($36.7 million) and Erik Seidel ($35.7 million) round out the Top 5.

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If you believe in lists, especially all-time money lists, as a judge of true poker prowess, then you will be impressed with the numbers that some poker players are putting up. If you're an actual player or work in the industry, then you know there's a bit of smoke-and-mirrors with these numbers because we really don't know how any person's specific staking for any given tournament. Heck, there might even be someone who had a full 100% of himself over the years, but that's just highly unlikely due to the rigors and variance of the game. But hey, in our like-driven economy, earnings is as close to a metric as we have. Besides, from a PR and marketing standpoint, it simplifies a very complex game and even weirder financial webbing.

So let's just look at this face value without knocking down the walls of the sausage factory to see how the sausage is made.

Bryn Kenney has had a sensational 2019 with over $29.8 million in winnings. Kenney's 2019 alone would put him 11th on the all-time money list.

Kenney won seven figures every year since 2014 when he banked $1.28 million. In 2015, he won over $2.1 million. He more than doubled that in 2016 with $5.2 million in winnings. In 2017, Kenney locked up $8.5 million in earnings but he started "slipping" in 2018 with only $5.2 million in tournament score.

The pro from New York bounced back in 2019 with one of the sickest runs in recent memory. At the start of 2019, Kenney binked the Aussie Millions for $1.2 million AUD or roughly $915K USD. In February, Kenney extended his hot streak with a title in the US Poker Open, which paid out $450,000.

In May, Kenney won a pair of Triton events in Montenegro for a $1.4 million and $2.7 million score.

In March, he was the runner-up in the Triton Main Event in Jeju, South Korea, which paid out $3 million.

Most recently, Kenney finished in second place (but won first-ish place money) with a $20 million score at the Triton Million in London. Aaron Zang ended up shipping the Triton Million, which raised $2.7 million for A Helping Hand charity, but Kenney still emerged as a big winner with one of the sickest scores in the history of high stakes poker. After a night like that, you need to back up an armor truck to the cage to drive away your haul.

Justin Bonomo is second on the all-time money list with $45 million. He has not had any seven-figure scores yet in 2019. He kicked off the year with a victory in the $25K High Roller at the PCA in the Caribbean worth $383K. He had three six-figure scores this year including a victory in Jeju at a Triton High Roller event in March worth $586K.

Negreanu made a couple of WSOP final tables this summer, but he finished second place twice including his biggest score of 2019 with a $1.7 million score in the WSOP $100K High Roller. He's got over $2 million this year after winning $7.2 million combined in 2017 and 2018. Kid Poker's best year was back in 2014 when he won over $10.2 million.

Dan Smith moved into fourth overall with $36.7 million. Erik Seidel has only $1.1 million in limited SHR action, but he's still holding steady with fifth overall.

Rounding out the bottom half of the Top 10 includes David Peters, Fedor Holz, Stephen Chidwick, Jason Koon, and Daniel Colman. Oh, Fedor! Holz could have gone north of $100 million if he stayed in poker as a full-time grinder and didn't step away.

We cannot say enough good things about Stephen Chidwick. We've seen him rise through the ranks from an internet legend as only a teenager all the way to the Top 10. He'll be in Top 5 before you know it.

Hendon Mob Top 10 Money List

1. Bryn Kenney (USA) $55,505,634

2. Justin Bonomo (USA) $45,260,052

3. Daniel Negreanu (Canada) $41,857,384

4. Dan Smith (USA) $36,742,718

5. Erik Seidel (USA) $35,726,969

6. David Peters (USA) $33,146,070

7. Fedor Holz (Germany) $32,556,379

8. Stephen Chidwick (UK) $31,197,419

9. Jason Koon (USA) $30,079,343

10. Daniel Colman (USA) $28,925,059

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Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 2:26 pm
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Sunday August 4, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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Saturday August 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm
Vivek Rajkumar leads final table at 2019 Triton Million London

After two long days of action, the £1,050,000 buy-in Triton Million is down to its final table. Vivek Rajkumar leads the final eight that also includes Stephen Chidwick, Tim Adams, Bryn Kenney, Alfred DeCarolis, Aaron Zang, Dan Smith, and Bill Perkins. First place pays out £19 million in this charity event that raised £2.7 million for a Helping Hand Charity.

Thursday August 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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Monday July 29, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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Wednesday July 17, 2019 at 9:18 am
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