Top themes of 2019: the most expensive tournament in poker history and Bryn Kenney’s triumph
In live poker tournaments, one can win a huge pile of money. However, you need to take a risk and pay a considerable amount of buy-in for participation. One of these tournaments was the Triton Poker Event.
The most expensive tournament in poker history
In summer, the grand poker event with a buy-in of £1 000 000 was held at the Triton Poker series. The payout for the first place amounted to £13 000 000, and the tournament prize pool became the largest in the history of poker.
The guy named Aaron Zang managed to become the winner of the given event. Despite the fact that the Chinese won the tournament, he got less prize money than his opponent. Before the heads-up, two poker players made a deal, and the biggest prize money in poker history went to Bryn Kenney. On this indicator, the American beat Antonio Esfandiari, who set the previous record.
Bryn Kenney is the most profitable player in poker history
Last summer, Justin Bonomo overtook Daniel Negreanu on the list of the most profitable poker players, and few could have foreseen that Bryn Kenney would remove him from the first place in 2019. Nevertheless, this happened and Bryn Kenney became the most profitable player in the history of poker.
Throughout his poker career, Bryn Kenney has won $56 000 000 in live tournaments. This is $7 000 000 more than Bonomo’s result and now, it is Kenney who tops the All time Money List ranking.
In 2019, Bryn Kenney's winning streak began at the Aussie Millions. Thus, in one of the tournaments, he won $1 000 000 in prize money.
Then, during the Triton Poker series in Montenegro and South Korea, Bryn was able to earn as much as $8 000 000. At the WSOP 2019, the guy couldn’t boast of great success, since he won modest amount of money –$100 000.
The key moment became the second place in the Triton Poker event and $20 000 000 in prize money. This allowed him to head the list of the most profitable players.