We would be willing to bet serious money that if you told a young Bryn Kenney by the time he was 32 years old, he would have won more than $55 million from live poker tournaments and would be topping the all-time money listing, that he would have laughed in your face.
Kenney is probably laughing right now because earlier this week, he scooped a massive £16,890,509 ($20,563,324) prize when he finished second to Aaron Zang in the largest buy-in poker tournament ever run, the £1,050,000 Triton Million – A Helping Hand for Charityevent sponsored by partypoker LIVE.
This monster-sized prize took Kenney’s earnings for 2019 to an almost unbelievable $29,822,761 and pushed his total live poker tournament earnings to $55,505,630, a cool $10,245,582 more than his closest rival Justin Bonomo — that was, before the latter won the Triton £100,000 Short Deck Main Event for £2,670,000 ($3,240,886).
Magic: The Gathering was Kenney’s passion as a youngster, as highlighted in this article by PokerNews’ Paul Seaton but it would soon be poker where Kenney focused his attention — and with spectacular results.
A regular in the biggest poker tournaments online, Kenney gained a reputation for being a high roller. The British sometimes call someone like Kenney a “Marmite” character, that is you either love him or detest him with no middle ground. We get the feeling that a.) Kenney thrives off any attention and b.) he does not care about what people think about him; he just lets his poker game do the talking.
Always prepared to speak his mind and never one to sit on the fence when posed with a dividing question, Kenney has become an interviewer’s paradise, always delivering nuggets of gold when he candidly fields questions.