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Event #2: HK$500,000 NLHE 6-Handed at the Triton Poker High Roller Series Montenegro hit the floors of Maestral Resort & Casino on May 6. The two-day event pulled in 79 entries and topping them all was American poker icon Bryn Kenney (cover image) who claimed his very first Triton tile for a winner’s payday of HK$11,230,000.
Ranked sixth on the All-Time Money List, Kenney has been a regular at the Triton Poker series registering two final table finishes at the Jeju series in March.
The 32-year-old played aggressively on the final table, eliminating Danny Tang, Triton Poker Ambassador Jason Koon and eventual runner-up Daniel Dvoress, on his way to claiming his career-first Triton title.
Talking about his strategy on the final table, the champion said, “I made a lot of really good value bets, really good bluffs, played really ferocious, feel real strong. When you get in such a zone for a while, you can only really think about cards. I feel great, just because I only really care about how I play.”
Several high-profile names featured prominently in the event including multiple WSOP bracelet winner Erik Seidel and overnight chip leader Xuan Tan. While both players had advanced to the final day, they were both eliminated before the money bubble.
Final Table Recap
Cheong Cheok Leng and Danny Tang were the shortest stacks on the final table, and inevitably they were also the first two to depart. Leng’s ran into Ivan Leow’s , resulting in his ninth-place elimination, while Tang’s were cracked by Bryn Kenney’s which bettered to a flopped full house, leading to Tang’s eighth-place exit.
Triton co-founder Richard Yong was the next to go when his pocket nines were outdone by Daniel Dvoress’s pocket aces, dismissing the former in seventh place.
Christoph Vogelsang was also one of the shortest stacks coming into the final table but had not managed to make a comeback and eventually finished in sixth place when his pocket fours were overcome by Jason Koon’s pocket sixes.
Triton Poker Ambassador Jason Koon had a brilliant run at the last Triton series in Jeju where he won two titles – Event #5: HK$1 Million Short-Deck Ante-Only and Event #7: HK$1 Million NLHE Triton Refresh. In the hunt for his fourth Triton title, Koon’s run was ended by Kenney when the latter’s pocket kings held on against Koon’s pocket jacks. Koon walked out in fifth place.
Down to four-handed play, EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller champion Sergio Aido pitted his against Dvoress’s . The board bricked for Aido knocking him out in fourth place.
Tournament regular and high-stakes specialist Ivan Leow found himself at the short end of the stick when his were outlasted by Dvoress’s pocket queens, which sent the former packing in third place.
The final showdown between Daniel Dvoress (9.98 Million) and Bryn Kenney (5.85 Million) began with the former in the lead, but that didn’t last for long.
Kenney took the chip lead away from his rival and held on to it till the very end.
On the final hand, both players went all-in pre-flop. Kenney tabled and Dvoress turned over . The board revealed , and though Dvoress had flopped a top pair, it was no match for Kenney’s rivered flush and just like that, the latter clinched the title along with HK$11,230,000 in first-place prize money.
Final Table Results (HKD)
1. Bryn Kenney – HK$11,230,000
2. Daniel Dvoress – $7,430,000
3. Ivan Leow – HK$5,070,000
4. Sergio Aido – HK$3,820,000
5. Jason Koon – HK$2,970,000
6. Christoph Vogelsang – $2,300,000
7. Richard Yong – HK$1,820,000
8. Danny Tang – HK$1,410,000
9. Cheong Cheok Ieng – HK$1,080,000
You can catch the final table action right here.
Content & Images Courtesy: Triton Poker
Photography by Joe Giron
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