The big big BIG news this weekend was the epic conclusion of the Triton Million which saw Aaron Zang out-flip Brynn Kenney to take the crown. Meanwhile, players, fans, and lawyers alike are still debating whether Nick Marchington should pay his original backers his Main Event winnings. And oh yeah, Brynn Kenney is now the largest winner in poker history. We have all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Zang Wins Inaugural Triton Million for over $16,000,000
Yes, you read that number correctly. One of the most historic events in poker history played out this weekend, and after the star-studded final table was finished only one man, Aaron Zang, was left standing.
For his three days of work Aaron won an absurd £13,779,491 after making a deal with Brynn Kenney. Kenney was a huge chip leader going into heads up, and had to walk away with second place… but also over $20 million dollars. So you could really say they both won.
Of course the final table was filled with familiar faces. Timothy Adams would place 8th. Bill Perkins 6th. And Stephen Chidwick 4th. Just to name a few.
Aaron Zang is generally a high-stakes cash game player, and admitted to being very inexperienced in tournaments saying after the win, “Brynn played better than me, but I always thought maybe the dream can come true. I am so happy and also very honored to have played against everyone.”
Here are the official final table results and payouts:
Congrats to all the big winners!
Brynn Kenney Now Tops Poker’s All-Time Money List
Johnny Chan. Daniel Negreanu. Doyle Brunson. Only the biggest legends of the game have sat at the top of poker’s all-time money list. And after this weekend, you can add a new name atop the mountain: Brynn Kenney.
With his deal with Aaron Zang in the Triton Million, Kenney secured over $20,000,000 to bring his career earnings to over $55 million dollars! And that bumps Justin Bonomo to the #2 spot and secures Kenney a lead with a $10 million cushion. Kenney later said, “I always told everyone I was going to be number one, and the thing is, once I do hit number one, no one is ever going to touch it again. If I get a little bit of luck here today, then good luck to anyone taking it back from me.”
Congrats, Brynn. It will be interesting to see how the race shakes up in the years to come.
-PokerCentral was the one-stop shop for all thing Triton this weekend. But in between their excellent coverage, Paul Seaton had a write-up on Prahlad Friedman. Friedman returned to the spotlight this year in Las Vegas making the $10k Deuce final table. But the OG online legend talks about how hard it was to recover from getting cheated out of $3 million on UltimateBet.
-Over on CardPlayer, the team has a breakdown on what is likely the sickest call of the tournament. It involves Stephen Chidwick. And it shows why everyone considers him the best.
-We also check in with PocketFives this week where Lance Bradley has the full story on the Nick Marchington scandal. To hear how the pros are weighing in best to check in on the Twitter thread. Warning: it gets heated…
The morning after busting the Main Event in 7th place, Nick Marchington was hit with a lawsuit over 10% of his winningshttps://t.co/sZFNzyuyYw
— Lance Bradley (@Lance_Bradley) August 2, 2019
-Meanwhile, Robbie has been hard at work over at cardplayerlifestlye.com and this week he has a great recap of the mixed game event he hosted in Las Vegas last month. All sorts of fans and media made it out for the mixed game event, which was sponsored by PokerStars. And Robbie’s enthusiasm shines through brilliantly in his re-telling of the night.
-BonusCodePoker.com has some of the greatest, funniest articles ever written. And this week they did not disappoint by releasing this gem.
-And finally, oh yeah, the Triton Series isn’t even done yet! There’s currently a 100k buy-in event with over 100 entries in it! Follow PokerNews for all the updates and come back here during the week to see who took it down.
Best Poker Videos on the Internet
-Doug Polk is back to being a content-making machine this week. And on Sunday he took some shots at Charlie Carrel who played an awesome hand against Patrik Antonius.
-Meanwhile, over at the Solve for Why YouTube channel, the group released their latest video in their Origins series. From the channel itself: “In this penultimate episode, Christian is introduced to the underground scene in New York, where success is hard to keep secret.”
-And lastly, PokerNews has a great video where Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geillich square off:
That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.