Stays in Vegas

March 15, 2021 at 4:34 am

Stays in Vegas

Brynn Kenney

February 20, 2021 at 3:22 am

Brynn Kenney This American professional poker player from Long Beach New York has no problem putting half of his net worth on the line. He has gone from having millions of dollars to being broke 4 or 5 times in his gambling career.

No other poker player has ever accumulated winnings like Brynn Kenney and he is the #1 all-time ranked player in earnings, with a current net worth of $56 million. Brynn has always had a passion for games which started at a young age, in particular, the more cerebral games. He was also a bit of an outsider due to him dressing and acting differently to other children. He had a photographic memory which became useful when playing cards.

Professional Poker Career

Brynn crushed opponents in Magic, and by the age of 12, he was ranked #1 in the world for his age group. Playing Magic was where he met Justin Bonomo, Jose Barbero and Tong Gregg, all of whom would become outstanding Poker Pros.

Brynn had a craving for bigger prizes and decided to try his hand at Poker. In 2007 at the tender age of 23 he attended his first live cash tournament, and that’s where it all took off. In the years after 2007, Kenney continued to participate in live and online tournaments and continued to improve his skills and wins.

In 2014 he won his first WSOP bracelet and took home $150 000. A few years later Kenney beat Joe McKeehan the winner of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event with a victory of $1687 800. By 2017 he was a household name in the Poker Industry.

Wrapping it Up

Brynn Kenney had a slow and gradual rise to fame. His 2019 win at the Trinity Million FOR Charity Event pushed him to #1 on the all-time winnings list cementing his status in a competitive world.

And it’s gone..

January 19, 2021 at 4:33 am

And it's gone..

Oswald Jacoby

December 1, 2020 at 3:14 am

Oswald Jacoby About Oswald Jacoby

Oswald “Ozzie” “Jake” Jacoby was one of Americas most remarkable and most renowned card players in the 20th century. He was born in 1902 in Brooklyn New York and was a mathematical genius by all accounts. When he was 15, he lied about his age to join the army during WW1. Luckily he never saw much action and spent the last two months of the war playing poker.

After the war he enrolled at the Columbia University which he funded with his poker winnings. He became known for his genius in games when he beat the US champion, Frank Marshall, in a chess match. Once he earned his actuary license, he dropped out of University and started working as one of the youngest actuaries in New York History.

Jacoby’s Career

Oswald Jacoby was not only an expert in Bridge and Chess but also in Poker, Gin, Rummy, Canasta, Backgammon and Checkers. Furthermore, he wrote books about all of these games. He won multiple national titles during the 1930s and wrote a nationally syndicated bridge column for 34 years writing over 10 000 newspaper articles purely about Bridge. He also invented bidding conventions which are still popular today, and they are the Jacoby transfer and Jacoby 2NT bids.

In 1970 and 1971 he captained the North American and US teams that won the Bermuda Bowl. During his long career, he won many tournaments with various partners, including his son and wife of more than 50 years, His final tournament victory was at the ACBL late in 1983. He died from cancer in 1984, but Jacoby was posthumously made one of the founding members of the ACBL Hall of Fame in 1995. It is in this Hall of Fame that his masterful, and genius legacy lives on.