While the Wynn Classic enjoyed success with a $2,200 Mystery Bounty tournament across town, the Orleans also had a strong turnout in its $500 version of the popular new bounty tournament format. The event drew 1,135 entries to generate a total prize pool of $476,700, easily clearing the tournament’s $400,000 guarantee. And when it was all said and done late Sunday night, ACR Team Pro and Twitch poker streamer Ebony Kenney walked away with the trophy and a cash prize of $46,000.
The $500 Orleans Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold’em tournament had four opening flights from October 14-16 and invited the survivors of each of those flights back for Day 2 on Sunday. A total of 113 players out of the original 1,135 entries moved on to the event’s final day. Kenney crushed her opening flight on Friday to enter Day 2 with 432,500 chips, the fourth highest stack on the board.
Kenney documented her run with videos she posted to her Twitter and Instagram feeds. Her stack kept growing with each passing update, as did her bounty winnings. She eventually played her way down to heads-up, where she made a deal with her opponent to ICM chop with the chip lead. Considering that the top prize in the non-bounty prize pool was just over $48,000 up top, Kenney didn’t give up too much equity in locking up her victory with a chop.
This was the largest document live cash of Kenney’s career according to her Hendon Mob page. She has earned over $300,000 in live tournament winnings to date and now has five tournament victories on her resume. Kenney also cashed in the WSOP Event #22 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship last week, finishing in 95th place for $1,633.
Team ACR enjoying some success in Vegas
Kenney’s win in the $500 Mystery Bounty at the Orleans came just six days after fellow ACR Team Pro John “BetOnDrew” Gonzalez won the $400 Thundering Threes event at the Orleans for a top prize of over $46,000. Kenney was on Gonzalez’s rail with Jon Pardy during his run in the Thundering Threes event, and Gonzalez returned the favor cheering Kenney on in this one.
Is Pardy next in line to win an Orleans tournament after railing Gonzalez and Kenney during their runs? So far this October he has picked up a pair of cashes in the WSOP Event #4 $500 Reunion (487th place for $1,855) and the WSOP Event #17 $1,500 Millionaire Maker (146th place for $6,330).
Kenney, Gonzalez and Pardy can all be found dishing out some pretty funny content in the Punter’s Pad over on AmericasCardroom’s YouTube channel.
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