Bryn Kenney, who hails from Long Island, New York and currently resides in New York City, currently ranks fourth on the all-time money list, with nearly $35 million in live earnings. His biggest payday, so far, came as recently as March, 2019, when he collected in excess of $3 million for finishing second, behind Timothy Adams, in the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series on the South Korean island of Jeju. That said, he also collected a total of over $4 million for winning two events in the same series, in the space of three days, in Budva, Montenegro in May, 2019.
Renowned for his globe-trotting exploits, after a series of near-misses, including four final tables, Kenney finally won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet – so far, his only one – in a six-handed 10-game mixed event at Rio Las in July, 2014.
Nowadays, Bryn Kenney is a highly-respected professional poker player but, in his pre-teen and early teenage years, he also excelled at the online strategy card game known as ‘Magic: The Gathering’ and was, at one point, the best player in the world in his age group. In was in that sphere that he became with several future poker professionals, including Justin Bonomo, and gravitated towards poker as a more lucrative alternative. The turning point in his career apparently came when, in 2006, he was invited, and bankrolled, by former online poker opponent Zack Stewart to play no-limit Texas hold’em at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. He embarked upon a lengthy winning streak and has never really looked back.