US poker pro Bryn Kenney (30) has enhanced an already impressive reputation as an international player with one of his biggest wins yet this weekend – playing in the Euro 100,000 buy-in PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino Super High Roller, he scored one of his biggest rewards yet in claiming the top prize of Euro 1,784,500.
The event attracted a total entry field of 61 (14 being re-ups) and generated a prize pool of 5,948,415.
Many of the world’s best players travelled to Monte Carlo to play for the big money, with respected names like Daniel Dvoress, David Peters, Ole Schemion and Sam Greenwood all making the final table, but it was Kenney and Russian online ace Viacheslav Buldygin (27) who faced each other in the heads up after eliminating them all….with Kenney holding a significant chip advantage..
His Russian opponent immediately set about levelling the chip counts, scoring big through two major double ups and even managing to seize the lead at one stage, but Kenney was not to be denied and scored a huge double up of his own to take back control.
At that point the duo discussed a chop but could not agree on the split, and the action resumed; it turned out to be a smart decision on Kenney’s part, because he was able to build his advantage into a win and take all the winner’s spoils, leaving Buldygin with a still impressive runner up prize of Euro 1,290,800.
Other final table cashes included:
Daniel Dvoress Euro 832,800
David Peters Euro 630,600
Ole Schemion Euro 487,715
Steffen Sontheimer Euro 380,700
Martin Kabrhel Euro 303,350
Sam Greenwood Euro 237,950