“It feels great. I would have been really upset if I didn’t take this tournament home,” Kenney said moments after the victory. “I’m happy I could win it for me, my family, and all my friends.”
“I almost always get deep in the Six-Max tournaments, so it’s great to finally win one,” Kenney said. “The last time I was this close I [was drawn out on]. It’s nice to get some redemption back.”
Bryn Kenney is a well-established and highly respected poker pro with career tournament earnings in excess of $3.7 million. Prior to this victory, he’s posted three major tournament wins, all of which took place in Europe.
This was Kenney’s fourth cash at this year’s series, and third final table appearance. His previous showings in 2014 included 4th- and 5th-place.
The runner-up spot went to Jan Suchanek, from New Zealand. He proved to be a constant thorn in the side to Kenney, but could never climb into the chip lead once play became short-handed. Second place paid $94,618.
Ten-Game Mix requires participants to play a rotation of ten poker variants, consisting of Razz, 2-7 Triple-Draw Lowball, 2-7 Single-Draw Lowball, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud High-Low Split, Pot-Limit Omaha, Omaha High-Low Split, Badugi, Limit Hold’em, and No-Limit Hold’em. Action tends to be accelerated because of shorter-handed play.
This was Event #63 on the WSOP schedule. The total prize pool amounted to $600,750, withthe top 48 players earning a payout. Among the more notable players to cash were Denis Ethier (48th), Jeremy Ausmus (47th), Scott Clements (46th), Phil Laak (44th), Chris Klodnicki (40th), Bruno Fitoussi (37th), Mark Gregorich (25th), Justin Bonomo (24th), Victor Ramdin (23rd), Mel Judah (22nd), Jose Luis Velador (20th), Marcel Luske (19th), Brett Jungblut (15th), and Allen Cunningham (13th).
The final table included only one gold bracelet winner, Randy Ohel, who finished sixth. Here’s the official breakdown of final table finishers:
1st: Bryn Kenney - $153,200
2nd: Jan Suchanek - $94,618
3rd: Fabio Coppola - $61,396
4th: Dan Zack - $40,550
5th: Andrey Zaichenko - $27,033
6th: Randy Ohel - $18,923