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Old 02-03-2019, 05:38 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

I've never seen a tournament where it wasn't played out. Very anticlimactic

https://www.pokernews.com/tours/auss...ns/main-event/

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Old 02-03-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

super happy my friend mike got 2nd, not so thrilled he got kinda owned in the deal but it's life.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

they all agreed to the deal so good for them
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:06 PM   #4
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

There should’ve been a mandatory portion of the prize pool set aside to play for so something like this can’t happen. How do you even pose as the champion when you haven’t actually “won” the tournament?
A huge tournament ending in this manner is disappointing for the fans watching and also bad for attracting new people to the game.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:07 PM   #5
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

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super happy my friend mike got 2nd, not so thrilled he got kinda owned in the deal but it's life.


So owned!

"It's bittersweet," admitted Del Vecchio. "I wanted that trophy more than anything in the world. When we were doing the deal negotiations, he wanted the win and the money. I was like I'm not giving you both. So, in the end, I didn't give him a cent, but it feels bittersweet. I wanted the trophy really badly." - Bro, you could have just, you know, played for the trophy if you really wanted it.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

^this

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Old 02-03-2019, 09:35 PM   #7
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

IMO the trophy is meaningless if you don't play it out.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:41 PM   #8
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

Who cares? You weren't one of the 3 people involved so let them do whatever they want with their money.

I know Stars does or used to make them set aside a small portion of the money in big tournaments so they could play it out and declare an actual winner, though this would sometimes have the "winner" of the tournament win less money than one or more of the losers.
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Old 02-03-2019, 09:49 PM   #9
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

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So owned!

"It's bittersweet," admitted Del Vecchio. "I wanted that trophy more than anything in the world. When we were doing the deal negotiations, he wanted the win and the money. I was like I'm not giving you both. So, in the end, I didn't give him a cent, but it feels bittersweet. I wanted the trophy really badly." - Bro, you could have just, you know, played for the trophy if you really wanted it.
Yeah that's an odd statement. Why would he forego the most obv solution: playing it out w no deals? As a veteran of 9 live tourneys lifetime, I don't know (or care) too much, other than agreeing that not leaving something to play for, in a MTT this prominent, is not great for attracting new players.

I think it will arouse some general suspicion among the dead money recs, who play these events and don't follow poker enough to notice/care when deals are made in events where it's mandatory to leave something to play for, but who may notice something like this and reconsider how to budget their entertainment budget.

Kenney has lotta gamble in him and surprised he was willing to deal, unless there's some points/GPI aspect that made this an easy decision for him.

This was good deal for Kenney? I thought of him as the best player but again, I don't quite grasp icm/dealmaking nuances or know much about skill difference among the 3

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:54 PM   #10
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

Bryn deserves it the most. Guys a beast.
How many times now has he been a short stacked and gone on to either win or have top 3 cash. Boss.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:15 AM   #11
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

It's kind of laughable to try and buy a trophy or negotiate for it because you want to win it so bad, but its also a stupid poker trophy so who really cares.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:33 AM   #12
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

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It's kind of laughable to try and buy a trophy or negotiate for it because you want to win it so bad, but its also a stupid poker trophy so who really cares.
https://www.pokernews.com/tours/auss...ost.199875.htm

A special event added to the schedule for this 10th anniversary Aussie Millions, eight of the nine Aussie Millions Main Event champions took to the felt with the eye on the prize: a lifetime entry to the very event they all once won. Krost came into the event as the youngest player at the table and was effectively the person with the most to win as he'd theoretically live the longest. Indeed it was Krost who took the title and will now have an entire lifetime to cash in on his winnings.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:52 AM   #13
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

It's a fake title by all means chop the money and play it out for the title but he didn't actually win the tournament. I have no idea why someone would want a title they didn't actually win especially when he legitimately wins it a large percentage if they play it out after the chop
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:09 AM   #14
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

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"It's bittersweet," admitted Del Vecchio. "I wanted that trophy more than anything in the world. When we were doing the deal negotiations, he wanted the win and the money. I was like I'm not giving you both. So, in the end, I didn't give him a cent, but it feels bittersweet. I wanted the trophy really badly." - Bro, you could have just, you know, played for the trophy if you really wanted it.
He wasnít gonna give him both? He had more chips than Kenney, so he actually gave him ďa centĒ, plus the trophy. If he actually isnít misquoted here this is quite the ******ed statement.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:55 AM   #15
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

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He wasnít gonna give him both? He had more chips than Kenney, so he actually gave him ďa centĒ, plus the trophy. If he actually isnít misquoted here this is quite the ******ed statement.
Does anyone else think Del Vecchio looks like Mark Zuckerberg?

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Old 02-04-2019, 03:01 AM   #16
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

Tournaments are giving out participation bracelets and trophies now.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:08 AM   #17
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

Have to question why a TD would allow this to happen.

Well done to Bryn on owning Mike and Andy.
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Old 02-04-2019, 03:46 AM   #18
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

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Old 02-04-2019, 06:45 PM   #19
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

hows he gonna say hes not giving up a cent if he was CL and got less overall?
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:07 PM   #20
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"It's bittersweet," admitted Del Vecchio. "I wanted that trophy more than anything in the world. "
Anything in the world. Except for money.

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hows he gonna say hes not giving up a cent if he was CL and got less overall?
because 3rd could've given up enough to let Bryn have more money and that's very likely what happened.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:36 PM   #21
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

This tweet is a reasonable explanation imo.

Negotiating who takes the trophy as part of the chop has always seemed acceptable to me. It seems more absurd to place meaning on a trophy after the money is chopped than it does to bargain for it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 08:54 PM   #22
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super happy my friend mike got 2nd, not so thrilled he got kinda owned in the deal but it's life.
How so? Just curious for future reference

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Old 02-04-2019, 11:17 PM   #23
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Re: Thoughts on Bryn Kenney awarded Aussie Millions Main Event title after a three way deal

ok guys, newsflash, winning 1st place in a poker tournament never meant anything and will never mean anything, It's still fun to win because you make a bunch of money but it doesn't mean anything
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:25 AM   #24
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ok guys, newsflash, winning 1st place in a poker tournament never meant anything and will never mean anything, It's still fun to win because you make a bunch of money but it doesn't mean anything
ok guys, newsflash, winning 1st place in a (insert every single competition ever known to man minus combat in which you die if you lose) never meant anything and will never mean anything, It's still fun to win because you make a bunch of money (or something stupid like public accolades) but it doesn't mean anything


That is figuratively how dumb you sound.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:42 AM   #25
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ok guys, newsflash, winning 1st place in a (insert every single competition ever known to man minus combat in which you die if you lose) never meant anything and will never mean anything, It's still fun to win because you make a bunch of money (or something stupid like public accolades) but it doesn't mean anything


That is figuratively how dumb you sound.
huh... do you even poker mate
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