Bryn Kenney takes down USPO $25,000 NLH event for $450,000

The US pro dominated the final table busting four of his five opponents.

It only took about one hour for Bryn to close out the final table in Event 7 eliminating four of his five peers and taking down the $450,000 first prize. This win marks Kenney's second cash of the 2019 USPO after finishing 10th in the opening event for a more modest $27,000. Even though he's still behind Stephen Chidwick, Sean Winter and Cary Katz on the leaderboard, he now has a good shot to become an overall winner.

Kenney overcame five fellow Americans on his way to the glory as each finalist were US pros. He beat Jake Schindler heads-up.

Event #7: $25,000 NLH Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Bryn Kenney United States $450,000
2 Jake Schindler United States $300,000
3 Ben Yu United States $210,000
4 Keith Tilston United States $150,000
5 Nick Schulman United States $120,000
6 Nick Petrangelo United States $90,000

The first player to be busted from the final table was Nick Petrangelo, who shoved his final chips with Jack-six suited from the small blind, only to get called by the king-eight of Kenney's. The latter managed to hold and Petrangelo walked away with $90,000 right into his pocket.

Nick was followed by another Nick, Schulman who exited in fifth place for $120,000. He lost his remaining stack against Keith Tilston in a queen-ten against an ace-eight hand.

Tilston couldn't stick around too long despite scoring a knockout, as he got busted by Kenney shortly after. The latter won a classic race with pocket threes against ace-jack. Tilston earned $150,000 for his 4th place.

The high-stakes limit player turned no-limit high roller regular, Ben Yu was next to go. Ben started the final table as the chip leader but lost a good chunk of his stack with top pair against Bryn's two pair. Yu busted shortly after when his ten-six suited was outmatched by the queen-jack of Kenney. Ben left the table to pick up $210,000 at the cage.

Kenney started the heads up with a huge 10:1 chip lead over fellow high-roller regular, Jake Schindler and it only took six hands for the two to end things. He shoved his last chips with ace-seven, which got called by Kenney's king-jack.

A king on the flop meant the tournament was over, with Kenney raising the trophy and taking home $450,000, while runner-up Schindler received $300,000.