American Bryn Kenney outlasted a star-studded field at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo to win the €100K Super High Roller event. Kenney earned €1,784,500 (or $1.95 million) for his victory. The SHR event attracted 61 entries and the prize pool nearly topped €6 million. Kenney defeated Russian Viacheslav Buldygin heads-up for the SHR titles. Kenney now has $17.1 million in career earnings.
News flash! Fedor Holz did not win a Super High Roller tournament. Neither did Steve O'Dwyer. There must be some sort of imbalance in the universe because someone other than Holz or O'Dwyer binked a SHR event. Bryn Kenney, a poker pro originally from New York, took down the 2017 €100K SHR at the Monte-Carlo Casino in snooty Monte Carlo. Kenney faded a field of 47 sharks, who fired an additional 14 bullets. In all, the SHR event had 61 entries. The total prize pool was nearly €6 million. It was roughly €52K short.
Bryn Kenney outlasted a difficult final table. He defeated Russian pro Viacheslav Buldygin heads-up for the win. Buldygin took home €1,290,800 for a runner-up finish. Dan Dvoresss finished in third place for a €833K score. Familiar face David Peters went out in fourth place, but locked up €630K. Ole Schemion was the token German at the final table, but he was dunzo in fifth place. Also cashing in this event... Martin Kabrhel and Sam Greenwood.
The most-recent score in Monte Carlo for Bryn Kenny just missed the $2M mark (the current exchange rate was at $1.95 million). That marked his largest single cash to date. Kenny now has a staggering $17.1 million in career tournament winnings. Kenney has been on a heater the last 2 years, winning nearly $10.5M. He won $5.2M in 2016 and surpassed that amount in only four months of 2017.
Read all about the €100K SHR final table courtesy of the crew at PokerStars Blog.
PokerStars Championship €100K Super High Roller
Entriants: 61 (47 originals + 14 re-entries)
Prize Pool: €5,948,415
Final Table Results:
1. Bryn Kenney €1,784,500
2. Viacheslav Buldygin€1,290,800
3. Daniel Dvoress €832,800
4. David Peters €630,600
5. Ole Schemion€487,715
6. Steffen Sontheimer €380,700
7. Martin Kabrhel €303,350
8. Sam Greenwood €237,950