High Roller: Bryn Kenney Wins a Huge Pot Against Martin Zamani

$25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 102

Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney

With the final board showing 6c3s2dAh4c, Bryn Kenney bet 365,000 from the small blind, and Anton Wigg fairly quickly called from the big blind.

Kenney showed 10c5c to win the pot with a rivered six-high straight, and Wigg mucked.

Bryn Kenney  –  3,755,000  (125 bb)
Anton Wigg  –  295,000  (10 bb)

A few minutes later, Bryn Kenney raised under the gun to 70,000, Martin Zamani reraised from the button to 380,000, and Kenney asked for a rough count of Zamani’s stack. Zamani carefully broke down his chips to make them easy to count (it’s a little less than 2.5 million), but he suggested that somebody else would do a better job of counting his chips. Kenney verbally assessed it as about 2.5 million, and he called the three-bet.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of Jh4d3hJc, Kenney bet 465,000, and Zamani called.

The river card was the 7d, and Kenney bet 1,585,000. Zamani went into the tank with about 1,800,000 in his stack.

“I knew this was coming,” said Zamani, “and I still wasn’t ready for it.” Zamani added that he’s bad at ICM calculations, and then said, “I assume everyone’s rooting for me to put it in.”

Zamani assessed his own chip stack and perked up when he realized he wouldn’t be all in if he called.

“Wait? I’ll still have chips? This is exciting!”

Zamani switched gears at that point and started assessing the hand out loud.

“What could you really have here?” asked Zamani. “You definitely don’t have kings. You could have aces. You could have quads. There is also a big fuck-you factor between us.”

Zamani looked at Kenney and said, “You talked so much before when you had it, and now you’re quiet. I want to make a good fold for once, but I can’t imagine it would be a good fold.”

Zamani eventually called, and Kenney showed KdJd for trip jacks. Zamani mucked, and Kenney won the pot.

Zamani said, “That was part of the fuck-you factor. He could have a bunch of jacks.”

Bryn Kenney  –  6,325,000  (211 bb)
Martin Zamani  –  210,000  (7 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,040,000 (68 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $141,085 each.