Amazing year sees Bryn Kenney top the 2017 money list

An remarkable year saw the tournament pro outearn the Main Event champion and Fedor Holz despite only cashing for seven-figures once.

Bryn Kenney PCA 2017
Bryn Kenney

Continuing the theme of we don't always realise who the biggest winners are in poker, Bryn Kenney has put a finishing touch to a remarkable 2017, seemingly under the radar.  

The tournament headlines this year may be about players like Fedor Holz, Scott Blumstein and Stefan Sontheimer, but Kenney has just overtaken this year's Main Event champion to top the 2017 tournament cashes rankings. 

A 6th place finish in the Five Diamond World Classic $100,000 Super High Roller for $234,000 and a 3rd place finish in the $10,000 High Roller for $44,800 was enough to take his 2017 earnings to $8,433,398. This leapfrogged the $8,174,347 of Blumstein. 

It's not uncommon for a player to cash for over $8 million in a year these days, but that usually happens by virtue of a single big tournament result like the Main Event or One Drop. In the case of Kenney he got there with a remarkably consistent year, where he cashed 59 times and only once taking down a seven-figure score (A Super High Roller in Monte Carlo for a career best score of $1,946,911).

His 2017 CV is littered with six-figure High Roller scores, however, and he won five titles this year. This includes a title at this year's Poker Masters and two at the PCA at the start of the year. 

His career earnings now stand at $20,341,083, which puts him 12th on the All Time Money list.

Is this more impressive than Fedor Holz's Super High Roller heroics this year? Let us know in the comments:

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