Alleged poker cheater Bryn Kenney has been accused of trying to buy his way to a cleaner public image by offering a seat at the $ 10,000 WSOP main event in an online draw, a major dispute on Twitter about the offer …
(1/2) There will always be people who find something negative about anything. I think it’s great that @BrynKenney is adding a seat from the @WSOP main event to the draw, regardless of what he’s or she hasn’t done in the past. This extra
– Nadya Magnus (@NadyaKGB) May 13, 2022
That tweet from Nadya Magnus, a Florida-born Florida-based professional who funds seats for women at various high-profile poker events, sparked a backlash from those still loved by the multi-counting scandal. and Kenney’s ghost of the last few. weeks.
Matt Berkey was one of those people who came up with Kenney’s idea to fund a tasteless raffle, a cheap way for the all-time winner of the tournament to discover his alleged illicit online poker activities …
I could be behind this post if Bryn had remained anonymous. But as it stands, this is a cheap way to use your platform to repair your image. Think about the winner of the seat and the possible moral dilemma they face if they are aware of how the money proceeded.
– Matt Berkey (@ berkey11) May 13, 2022
Kenney, who initially denied all allegations made against him by his former “horse”, Martin Zamani, later admitted a possible occasional irregularity. I was no longer satisfied with the way the Twitter debate was going …
Somehow, my image with all the high-stakes people who have been there for a long time is not affected. Many allegations of deception, but no cheating or proof of truth. Some possible ghosts in a 15 year career, when I look in the mirror I am happy with who I am
– Bryn Kenney (@BrynKenney) May 13, 2022
The queue erupted after Kenney offered to add a second seat to the Magnus draw at the WSOP, his generosity designed to raise the profile of women in the game.
This is absolutely great! Thank you so much! I guess it will be a seat for a woman? Would you like to choose a winner yourself or be part of the contest that I will submit? https://t.co/FxpCAAmC3C
– Nadya Magnus (@NadyaKGB) May 12, 2022
However, given the recent high-profile allegations against Kenney, it was guaranteed that it would lead to an open war: English professionals Toby Lewis and Luke Schwartz in opposite corners.
Toby Lewis tweeted to Kenney, “You’re a really awful POS,” with Schwartz acting like a white gentleman to his besieged head and answering, “Shut up, Toby.”
Magnus, who herself has $ 1.4 million in cash live and whose Twitter channel claims to be “no drama,” had even turned to the Bible to justify her acceptance of Kenney’s offer. .
“Maybe it can come out even better. Maybe someone else will give me another seat (with or without me), who knows. I’ll never turn down someone who wants to help.” throw a stone “.
Not everyone was so lenient, however, a selection of Twitter replies below:
“Obviously you’re clueless. He’s doing it to try to get a positive relationship for himself.”
“Congratulations on lining up with a well-known poker cheat.”
“A fantastic look. Line up with a crazy mess because it throws you a seat paid for with other people’s money. Laughing. “
@NadyaKGB what are you waiting for?
It’s great to be given a seat, but the optics are HORRIBLE.
Even if the allegations against @BrynKenney are false, and that’s GREAT if, giving him a seat as a kind of “gesture of goodwill” only stinks of trying to clean up his image.
– Ferris2000 (@FerrisPoker) May 13, 2022
Accusations of deception
With Alex Foxen after cheating on Ali Imsirovic and the name of Jake Schindler soon after, Martin Zamani decided it was time to reveal everything about Bryn Kenney.
Kenney was accused of running his poker stable in a cult manner, allegedly forcing players to follow his lifestyle or run the risk of being abandoned.
In addition, Zamani claimed that Kenney not only allowed, but encouraged his horses to multi-count and ghost / be ghosted by other players when they sink in tournaments.
With Zamani offering multiple screenshots of conversations to support his claims, Kenney tried to refute these allegations by interviewing Sarah Herring of PokerNews.
This turned out to be a kind of train wreck, as it was generally considered that his longtime friend, Herring, did not push Kenney hard enough with the alleged misconduct.
If Kenney thought he had escaped the worst, Zamani had another surprise ready for the New Yorker, augmenting the bet with a 21-minute video of screenshots of another of Kenney’s horses, George Wolff.
They seemed to show clearly that Kenney was aware of various nefarious activities and was carrying out various activities, and PokerNews was redeemed with an excellent in-depth investigation of the evidence.
As Matt Berkey tweeted:
“This article does a great job dissecting 21 minutes (2 years or more) of text. The overall conclusion is:
no RTA test
Evidence of ghosts
Some MA tests
There is no evidence of Satty’s connivance
Bryn lied a lot in the interview
This is a SINGLE text record, there are many things we don’t know. ”
Kenney’s response was a part of denial, a part of admission: “He alleged that I directed a stable ghost, this is a case if these messages are real in that I tell a person to help another person. .
Nadya Magnus, meanwhile, has yet to show signs of declining seating for the main event in the Kenney WSOP, although it is clear that there will be more in this emerging story.