Bryn Kenney and Krish Menon Battled It Out in High Stakes Poker $934,000 Pot

Bryn Kenney recently faced cheating allegations and incurred one of the biggest losses in the history of High Stakes Poker after Krish Menon beat him in a $934,000 pot.

PokerGO filmed the show before his accusations started spreading. Kenney is an all-time live tournament winner and was reported to operate a cult-like online table involving ghosting and collision among his group.

Even so, the poker pro denied them in April as PokerNews interviewed him, but new evidence that the news site released last week contradicts some of the player's statements.

Most players from last week's episode's final table played in Season 9 episode 12 that PokerGO broadcasted on Monday evening. John Andress replaced Phil Ivey as Tom Dwan, Eric Persson, Garret Adelstein, Patrik Antonious, Menon, and Stanley Tang played in the event.

Adelstein Faces Challenges

Adelstein is a high-stakes cash game expert globally, but he hasn't performed well in the High Stakes Poker season's debut. He informed PokerNews that his play disappoints him.

The player's bad luck continued in the last episode as he missed a chance for value in a single hand and didn't bluff through on the other hand. He used {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} to make an early position raise to $3,000 in a $500/$1,000 game and called on a button with {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}.

This made the blinds fold as the remaining two players saw a {6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop, thus offering Andress trips. Adelstein checked and placed an $8,000 "G-Man" bet using queen-high as his opponent called.

The turn was {7-Hearts} and the poker player checked to a button while in position and followed suit. Andress extended his slow-play as the {k-Spades} was seen on the river and checked to Adelstein. The latter had zero showdown value despite not giving up the pot easily.

Adelstein wagered $40,000 on a bluff and was check raised to $150,000, thus forcing him to fold. Persson asked Adelstein why he always lost huge bets and advised him to lose the small ones. But, Persson got an advantage over Adelstein in the cooler pot.

The board appeared {5-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{j-Spades} while the pot had $73,000. Persson held {k-Spades}{7-Spades} for his flopped two pair and checked it to Adelstein with {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} in the hole. Adelstein checked a hand that Persson had in his range and checked it rather than choosing value.

Menon Beats a Tough Opponent

The late hours of the show had the hand of the day and season. It was as entertaining as when Gus Hansen attempted to break Daniel Negreanu's higher set using a one-outer for quads.

Stanley Tang, DoorDash's app founder, first raised to $7,000 and made a $2,000 straddle while Menon held {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} in an early position. Kenney had {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and placed a $20,000 three-bet in late position.

Menon amazed most poker fans when he called and saw a {6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop with Kenney. But the latter made a $30,000 continuation wager with trips after Menon checked back action to him. Yet, his bet failed to convince Menon to fold as the turn appeared {5-Spades} and finished Kenney's house.

Menon checked again as Kenney placed an $80,000 bet and started hearing "Raise to $200,000." The latter called, as the former hit {7-Clubs}.

Menon made an all-in jam for his opponent's $215,000 stack, got snap-called, and created a $934,500 pot. He won one of the biggest pots in the show's history.


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