The final mixed game event of the 2014 World Series of Poker has officially come to a close with none other than Bryn Kenney earning his first gold bracelet as well as $153,220 in prize money!
Kenney dominated this tournament from the very beginning, bagging up the chip lead on Day 1. From there, Kenney continued to keep his seat at the top of the chip counts, remaining in the top ten chip counts throughout Day 2 and ultimately bagging second place chips to end the day. With just nine players remaining for Day 3, Kenney shot out to a substantial chip lead early and rode that all of the way to his first championship bracelet.
The day began with short-stacked David Blatte being eliminated from play during the first orbit of pot-limit Omaha. Following Blattte out the door was Haresh Thaker, prompting a total re-draw to the unofficial final table of seven. That unofficial final table quickly became official, as Michael Mixer was eliminated from play as the official final table bubble boy.
Randy Ohel came into the day looking for his second WSOP bracelet, but ended up falling as the first casualty of the final table. During pot-limit Omaha, Ohel made a full house on the river but ended up shipping all in into Daniel Zack's flopped quads. After Ohel's elimination, five-handed play wore on for quite some time. Ultimately it was Andrey Zaichenko who was next to go after shipping all in into Fabio Coppola's pocket kings in limit hold'em. Zaichenko did not improve and was forced to settle for fifth place.
This left Kenney heads up with Suchanek for the bracelet with Kenney holding a significant chip lead. Despite Suchanek being able to battle back in a few of the limit games, it was ultimately no-limit hold'em that did him in. On the final hand, Suchanek three-barreled on each street after flopping a pair of deuces against Kenney's turned trip nines. Kenney called the shove on the river and was awarded the bracelet.
Final Table Payouts
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Jan Suchanek limped on the button, Bryn Kenney raised to 33,000 in the big blind and Suchanek called.
The flop came down and Kenney checked to Suchanek who bet 105,000. Kenney called, the hit the turn and Kenney checked again. Suchanek fired 250,000 and Kenney called to see the river, which he checked. Suchanek shoved for about 520,000 and Kenney snap called.
Suchanek tabled for nines and deuces, but it was second best to Kenney's for trips.
Fabio Coppola limped from the button and the floor staff informed him that he must come in for a raise. He made it 20,000 to go and it folded over to Bryn Kenney in the big blind who moved all in. Coppola called for his last 80,000 and the two were off to the draw.
Kenney stood pat and Fabio opted for one card.
Coppola squeezed out a , failing to make a hand to beat Kenney's jack-ten. He was eliminated in third place for $61,396.
Daniel Zack cut out a raise from the small blind and Jan Suchanek made it three bets to go from the big blind. Zack four-bet shipped all in for 51,000 total and Suchanek called.
Both players drew two cards on the first draw, one on the second, and one on the third.
Suchanek squeezed out his final card - the - completing his four card bagugi. Zack tabled the , leaving him with a three-card and the second best hand. He was eliminated in fourth place for $40,550 in prize money.
Action folded over to Fabio Coppola in the small blind and he put out a raise. Andrey Zaichenko made it three bets from the big blind and Coppola four-bet the action right back. Zaichenko five-bet shipped for 78,000 total and Coppola instantly called.
The board fell down , giving Coppola a winning set of kings to eliminated Zaichenko from play. He collected $27,033 for his fifth place finish.
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Daniel Zack raised from under the gun and his only caller was Randy Ohel in the big blind. The two took a flop of and Ohel checked. Zack continued out for 11,000 only to have Ohel slide out a check-raise to 32,000. Zack called.
Both players checked the on the turn, allowing the to finish off the board. Ohel fired 55,000 and Zack moved all in over the top. Ohel called for about 110,000 total and Zack showed for quad fives. Ohel shook his head, showing for a rivered full house and the second best hand. He was eliminated in sixth place and collected $18,923 in prize money.
Michael Mixer raised to 10,000 from the button and Bryn Kenney came over the top for 32,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and Mixer called.
The flop came down and Kenney led out with a bet of the pot. Mixer replied by moving all in for about 100,000 total and Kenney called.
Kenney's pair of kings led at the moment but Mixer was drawing live on the coming streets. Unfortunately for Mixer, he was unable to improve with the on the turn and the on the river. Kenney scored the elimination and now has about 315,000 in chips.
Daniel Zack opened the cutoff for 9,000 and Haresh Thaker reraised all in for 81,500 from the small blind. Andrey Zaichenko then shipped all in over the top from the big blind, and Zack let his hand go.
The board ran out , keeping Zaichenko's ace-queen as the best hand. Thaker was eliminated in eighth place and his bust out has prompted a redraw to the unofficial final table of seven. A seating chart will be made available shortly.
Andrey Zaichenko opened the cutoff to 10,000 only to have Daniel Zack make it 25,000 to go from the button. Action folded over to David Blatte who shipped all in from the big blind for his last 47,000. Zaichenko folded and Zack called.
The board ran out , giving Blatte a set of aces while Zack made a spade flush. Zack scored the knockout and now has about 285,000 in chips.