Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Kenney's On the Move; Johnson Eliminated

Bryn Kenney

And we're not talking about a table transfer. Bryn Kenney has just picked up two big pots to move his stack over two million in chips. Here's what happened in the back-to-back hands.

Action folded to Kenney in the cutoff seat and he raised to 30,000. The player in the small blind, Kelly Johnson, reraised to 60,000. After the big blind folded, Kenney made the call.

The flop came down {K-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Johnson fired 60,000. Kenney min-raised and made it 120,000. After a brief moment, Johnson moved all in for just about 380,000 and Kenney called. Kenney did take a microsecond to double check his hand and made sure he had.

What he had was a middle set of nines with the {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. Johnson held the {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for top pair and a backdoor flush draw. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the river the {3-Diamonds}, keeping Kenney ahead and eliminating Johnson.

On the next hand, Kenney called a raise from Vladislav Varlashin before the two saw a flop of {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Varlashin checked to Kenney, who bet 49,000. Varlashin raised to 140,000 and Kenney made the call.

Fourth street put the {8-Diamonds} on board and Varlashin checked to Kenney again. Kenney fired 140,000 and Varlashin made the call.

After the {8-Hearts} paired the board on the river, Varlashin checked and Kenney fired 400,000. Varlashin mucked his hand and Kenney raked in the pot to put his stack over two million.

Tags: Bryn KenneyVladislav VarlashinKelly Johnson