Daniel Negreanu hits Runner-Runner to knock out Bryn Kenney at Super High Roller Bowl poker tournament in Las Vegas

Daniel Negreanu has completed the first day of the PokerGO Tour Super High Roller Bowl in first place, giving himself a great shot at the title and $3.312 million top prize with 14 players remaining.

The sixfold WSOP bracelet and doubles winner WPT The champion ended the day with nearly three times the average stack, but his run to the top of the leaderboard was undoubtedly started by a wild hand against another of the all-time money list leaders in Bryn Kenney.

Kenney started with a raise to 5,000 underbarrel with ADiamond Suit AClub Suit. Negreanu defended his big blind with 3Heart Suit 3Diamond Suitand both players saw a flop ASpades Suit 5Club Suit 4Spades Suit.

Negreanu checked and Kenney continued betting 5,000 with his top set. Negreanu held a belly shot to the wheel and made the call. The turning point was 3Spades Suitgiving Negreanu his own game.

He decides to lead for 10,000, and Kenney just calls. The river was the 3Club Suit.

“Oh my god,” said PokerGO commentator Ali Nejad. “It’s a 990:1 shot. Incredibly unlikely!

Negreanu bet 25,000. Kenney raised to 105,000 with his full aces, then Negreanu moved all in for Kenney’s last 97,000.

Look at the hand below.

Kenney didn’t like it, but since he could still beat hands like pocket fives, pocket fours and even full threes, he felt he had to call and was quickly shown the bad news. He was sent to the rail early and gave Negreanu plenty of momentum to close out the day.

The New York native, who has won $58 million in tournament play in his career, has been battling cheating allegations for six months. He was accused by one of his former horses, Martin Zamani, of ghost player accounts and using real-time assistance, as well as unconventional rules of life for his stable.

However, Kenney has since been spotted playing online at GGPoker, a site he was supposedly banned from, and he was not named in PokerGO’s recent statement regarding fellow banned players Ali Imsirovic and Jake Schindler.

Kenney spends one of his quiet years on the circuit. He debuted in February with a third-place finish for $96,000 at the PokerGO Cupbut has since cashed out only twice for just over $18,000.

Negreanu has been much more active this year, but has had to deal with his own variance and bad luck issues. He lamented his many close calls on social media, including just days ago when his own pocket aces were hacked on the financial bubble of the poker masters Final at $50,000.

You can watch the conclusion of the Super High Roller Bowl on PokerGO.

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