Bryn Kenney is a class of his own in the high stakes poker world. A trailer for a new documentary showcasing women in poker released. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Kenney says hes likely to keep All Time Money lead
Earlier this month, Bryn Kenney’s second-place finish in the £1,050,000 No Limit Hold’em at Triton Poker London not only was the largest cash of his career ($20.5 million) but the performance put him as the overwhelming leader in the All-Time Money List, which ranks live tournament players by cashes in medium and large tournaments across the globe. With $55 million in cashes, Kenney is now the number one tournament player in the world by $7 million, ahead of Justin Bonom and $14 million ahead of #3 Daniel Negreanu.
In a piece for Pocket Fives, Lance Bradley writes that Bryn Kenney marches to the beat of his own drummer. Kenney puts aside the criticism that High Rollers are making it easy for some players to quickly move up the leaderboard but says he doen’t think anybody will ever catch up to him.
I just feel like everybody is a nice bit behind me now. I’m at the top of my game, playing so well, feeling so good. There’s just lots of high roller tournaments, lots of Super High Roller Bowls and, maybe, more million dollar buy-ins where I just feel like I’m the most comfortable and most relaxed.
With an influx of high roller tournaments, PokerStrategy takes a look at the high buy-in tournaments that were once special are now becoming the norm.
– A trailer has dropped for a new poker documentary called Poker Queens, slated to be released in November on Amazon Prime. The documentary chronicles the rise of women in poker and features pros such as Liv Boeree, Kristin Bicknell and Jennifer Harmon.
– The next World Poker Tour event comes at the end of the month when the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event kicks off on August 31st from The Bicycle Hotel and Casino. Highlighted by a $5,000 buy-in and $2 million guaranteed, the Main Event is the featured tournament of the 36-event series.
– In some good news for the New Jersey online poker market, revenue modestly increased from June to July in the state. During the month, total revenue for the top poker rooms was $1.89 million, up from $1.77 million the previous month. The July number was also up slightly from last year, which brought in $1.85 million in revenue. This is increase is seen as becoming from increased interest in the games during the WSOP.
– The Thirst Lounge’s Jon Pardy is going vegan for $12,000, in one of the latest prop bets from Thirst Lounge head Bill Perkins. In order to win the bet the Twitch streamer and former Big Brother Canada winner has to go vegan for a full six months.
– Tuesday’s featured classic Grinderschool poker training video of the day is episode 2 of Gazellig’s “$3.30 6 max MTT hand history review” series. In this episode, Gazellig talks about the post-ante part of a tournament while discussing how to read hands.
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– Doug Polk reviews another No Limit Hold’em cash game hand from the Triton Poker Jeju. This hand features a triple straddle with Tom Dwan and Arnaud Romain going head to head
– Marle Cordiero was the host of the Triton Poker London Series earlier this month. In her latest YouTube video, she reviews some highlights of her time at the event:
– Brad Owen plays at the isle Casino for some $2/$5 and $5/$10, which includes a hand with four-way all in with Owen holding Aces.