Chalk up another win for Bryn Kenney in 2019.
This time, there was no deal to be made as Kenney knocked out four of his final five opponents en route to a lightning-fast victory in the US Poker Open Event #7: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em for $450,000.
The 60-entry field was narrowed down to a high-rolling who’s who final table of six. Kenney and Ben Yu were among the chip leaders however, there were four other formidable players in Nick Petrangelo, Keith Tilston, Nick Schulman and, eventual runner-up, Jake Schindler, who were all capable of coming from behind.
Final Table Payouts
1. Bryn Kenney – $450,000
2. Jake Schindler – $300,000
3. Ben Yu – $210,000
4. Keith Tilston – $150,000
5. Nick Schulman – $120,000
6. Nick Petrangelo – $90,000
It only took a few hands before the bustouts began. The action folded to Nick Petrangelo in the small blind and he jammed with his remaining 13 big blinds holding . Kenney, sitting in the big blind, ended up making the call holding . The flop came giving Petrangelo additional outs with a gutshot straight draw. The on the turn put Kenney even further ahead in the hand. The river ended Petrangelo’s run in Event #7 for $90,000.
Roughly ten minutes later, Nick Schulman was all in for his tournament life. From the button, Schulman open-shoved his 12 big blind stack with . Then, from the small blind, Keith Tilston reshoved over the top with . Ben Yu got out of the way and, with the cards on their backs, the duo saw a flop of providing both players a pair. The turn gave Schulman a few more outs to the straight but the river was no help the PokerGO commentator. Schulman finished in fifth place for $120,000, his second recorded cash of 2019.
Even though he had just busted Schulman, Tiltson wasn’t long for this final table. Kenney, having both blinds covered, open-shoved from the button with . Tilston, in the big blind, ended up making the call with , putting his tournament at stake. The flop came providing Tilston some additional gutshot outs but the fell on the turn and the on the river, giving the hand to Kenney’s pocket threes. Tilston bowed out in fourth place for $150,000. It marks his fifth lifetime cash at the USPO.
Ben Yu, who entered the day as the final table chip leader, clashed with Kenney in a huge hand which, in the end, left Yu crippled. Only a few hands after that confrontation, Kenney finished the job. Yu, with less than three big blinds, stuck it in from the small blind with and Kenney snap called holding the . The board ran out giving Kenney the flush and ending Yu’s run in third place. Yu picked up $210,000 for his efforts, his third cash of the 2019 USPO series.
Kenney held a massive chip lead headed into heads up play, but Schindler started chipping away at it by winning the first few hands. However, as he had for the entirety of this brief final table, Kenney ended up on top in the most important hand.
Kenney limped the button with the and Schindler shipped his which Kenney quickly called. The flop flop put Kenney in the lead. The turn came the and the river the securing the win for Kenney and providing Schindler the runner-up result and $300,000 in prize money.
Kenney, the Aussie Millions Main Event winner, takes home $450,000 for the victory, sending his lifetime career live earnings north of $27,000,000.
The final table for Event #8: $25,000 8 Game Mix takes place on Thursday.
USPO Streaming Schedule On PokerGO
|02/21/19||Event #8: $25,000 8-Game||5 p.m.|
|02/21/19||Event #9: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Early||8 p.m.|
|02/22/19||Event #9: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final||5 p.m.|
|02/22/19||Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Early||7:30 p.m.|
|02/23/19||Event #10: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final||5 p.m.|
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