One would expect Bryn Kenney to face some tough situations in his poker career given the cheating allegations, investigations and the whirlwind talk about his alleged unethical doings. But one look at his total live earnings ($64,829,388) and All Time Money rank (2nd), and people will know that Kenney is the opposite of baffled.
The New Yorker’s recent outing at the Triton Poker Series saw him lose to the Canadian pro Daniel Negreanu when the former’s Pocket Rockets lost to DNegs’ Treys. The six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner took down the pot and eventually the winning title and Kenney was left fuming.
In this article you’ll read about Bryn Kenney net worth 2023. But before we get to that, let us see what this Long Beach-born pro did before he became the second highest earner on the All Time Money list. Kenney was known to be a fan of the card game Magic: The Gathering. It was from here that the American pro took to card games and moved on to poker.
The love for poker got intense with each passing day and the mind sport became a hardcore thing in his life. Poker became so crucial to Kenney that his mother was reportedly convinced about him turning into a gambler. But the fact that Kenney’s photographic memory was a big weapon in his armoury got side-tracked in a family tussle about gambling which was just him playing poker.
It was widely reported that the 36-year-old’s mother helped him further sharpen his photographic memory which in turn aided Kenney in his poker adventures. He told CardPlayer’s Julio Rodriguez, “I started playing six-max Sit & Gos with my friends in my grandfather’s backyard for like $20 apiece. When I was 17, I started playing online under an account I made with my mom’s name (Carol), then when I turned 18, I created the account that I have today. I would wake up, immediately go to the computer, play all day and night, eat horrendous garbage for food and then do it all again the next day. I did that for about a year straight. I got pretty good at poker, but it obviously wasn’t the healthiest lifestyle.”
The poker pro’s maiden live cash came in 2007 at the $1,000 + $70 No Limit Hold’em East Coast Poker Championships. Kenney finished second for a payday of $34,446. Later in July 2008, the high stakes poker pro took the fourth spot for $66,850 in the $5,000 + $180 No Limit Hold’em at the Bellagio Cup IV, Las Vegas. June 2009 was a good year for Kenney as he finished eighth for $42,320 at the WSOP 2009 in Las Vegas.
As per data available on Hendon Mob, Kenney has played approx.187 live poker events across the globe. He finished first 21 times, became runner-up 17 times and took the third spot 10 times. Coming to Kenney’s European Poker Tour (EPT) statistics, this pro has played 42 events so far and his earnings from this popular poker series stand at €16,33,810 (Hendon Mob). Talking about Kenney’s WSOP performances, the New York resident has played approx. 47 events at the coveted series and cashed to the tune of $28,54,499 from WSOP (Europe and Las Vegas).
Coming to the super high stakes poker games, we cannot miss on writing about the Triton Poker Series and how much money Kenney made from this event. Well, this one happens to be a tournament series which gave the American pro his biggest live cash of $20,563,324 (Hendon Mob). For the unversed, Kenney’s best rank on the All Time Money List was the numero uno spot. Yes, folks this poker pro once held the number one spot which is currently held by Justin Bonomo.
Now’s the time for the most important question—Bryn Kenney’s net worth 2023. As per media reports, the figure stands at $57 million. Interestingly, Kenney’s toppled Justin Bonomo in poker’s All Time Money List. Kenney dethroned Bonomo from his ruling spot on the All Time Money List and races ahead in terms of net worth as well. Kenney’s number one spot on All Time Money List may give Bonomo some jitters, but lets see how the latter reacts to the big news.
Article is updated as of 6th August 2023
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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