Bryn Kenney – Poker Player Profile
Long Beach, New York’s Bryn Kenney, who goes by the moniker “BrynKenney” on PokerStars, took 28th in the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $255,000. He turned in an impressive WSOP performance prior to his run in the Main Event, bubbling the final table of the inaugural $25,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event for $141,000. Kenney ultimately took eighth in that tournament, which saw online poker pro Dan “djk123” Kelly capture the bracelet and become a sponsored pro of DoylesRoom.
Kenney has made a living out of dominating Six-Handed events at the WSOP. In 2009, he finished eighth in a $1,500 buy-in version for $42,000. One year prior, Kenney took 35th for $16,000 in a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed tournament. Online, he bested the field of the PokerStars $200 rebuy in July 2007 for $52,000.
In January 2010 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas, Kenney was involved in an altercation with online poker pro Jeff “ActionJeff” Garza. In a $5,000 preliminary event, Garza allegedly spat on Kenney, according to a lively thread that surfaced on the popular online poker forum PocketFives.com.
Garza later clarified what happened in a post on PocketFives.com: “I gave him a [expletive] you and he smirks at me. I walked up to him and said something along the lines of ‘Don’t look at me you thieving piece of [expletive]’ and nudge him with my shoulder. At this point, security gets called.” Garza revealed that the incident was provoked by multi-accounting online.
At the same PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Kenney took 54th in the Main Event and cashed for $45,000. Three years prior, he landed in 31st in the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) North American Poker Championship at the Fallsview Casino for $37,000.
Kenney was sixth in chips after Day 5 of the 2010 WSOP Main Event and 19th after Day 4. On Day 7 with 78 players remaining, he took to the felts at Table 374 alongside fellow online poker gurus Jerry “sandler1860” Payne, UB.com qualifier Christopher Bolt, and Josh “brikdog24” Brikis. He sat in 20th place at 3.83 million.