The Bryn Kenney cheating allegations took a new twist yesterday when whistleblower Martin Zamani shared screenshots on Twitter that appear to blow Kenney’s denials out of the water.
Here are receipts disproving somethings @BrynKenney said on the @PokerNews interview with @AuntyChardonnay who was the only person he was willing to be interviewed by. BK saying to “help” Klout in 500 Bi on gg. BK knew CSM being ghosted. BK set up ghost stars under fish. pic.twitter.com/wacG0szOfw
— Martin Zamani (@martin_zamani) May 3, 2022
The screenshots clearly show Kenney advising Zamani to ghost another player during a $500 buy-in tournament on GGPoker, and offering Zamani the choice of helping him immediately or waiting until day 2.
It’s also evident that Kenney is aware of Zamani ghosting someone else at the time of the conversation.
Last week, Zamani lifted the lid on what he claims was a ghosting, multi-accounting and RTA operation run by Bryn Kenney on GGPoker, adding that players on Kenney’s stake had to follow his bizarre lifestyle choices or face being dropped.
There was a specific time me and his horse were on a same table in a 10K plo 6 max on party and he played both accounts. Any type of arguing with Bryn would be faced with gaslighting that I’m not open minded and he’s trying to help us. That’s why he sent me to a shaman.
— Martin Zamani (@martin_zamani) April 21, 2022
Doug Polk did a follow-up on Zamani’s claims, with Kenney threatening legal action just before it aired, though Polk went ahead with it anyway.
The Trainwreck Bryn Kenney interview
Kenney then responded to Zamani’s claims by arranging a softball interview with PokerNews’ Sarah Herring, a long-time friend, in which the all-time tournament moneywinner denied any wrongdoing.
That interview was a train-wreck, with Kenney seemingly unable to give a straight answer to some of the most simple questions, and Herring unwilling to push Kenney on the most important points.
I don’t want to bag on @AuntyChardonnay for trying to do a very difficult interview that requires lots of tough and pointed questions, but if you have to say I’m good friends with this person before the interview starts you probably aren’t the right one to do it@PokerNews
— Adam Schwartz (@ASchwartzPoker) April 26, 2022
Martin Zamani’s cheating allegations go viral
With that background in place, this week’s further revelations from Zamani have prompted calls for PokerNews to take a fresh look at Kenney’s alleged cheating.
Matt Berkey took the lead…
Since @PokerNews was willing to be the megaphone for @BrynKenney to denounce all allegations, is it reasonable for us to hold them to the expectation of providing follow up now that there’s more evidence against Bryn? https://t.co/a6BZWnP5uQ
— Matt Berkey (@berkey11) May 4, 2022
Doug Polk was also quick to pounce, declaring: “100% clear Bryn knew and supported ghosting from these. No shadow of a doubt.”
There were those, however, who seemed intent on claiming that Zamani’s screenshots were faked:
“Quick somebody go buy a phone and put Doug Polk for the contact name and photoshop a few dates in there and have a conversation with yourself and see how far this 100% number drops he has. Good Lord, need REAL proof, that it is Bryn and video footage showin the convos!”
Real or not, and the clever money seems to be on 100% real, whether Kenney will respond to this latest accusation or not remains to be seen.
In the meantime, we will continue to bring you the latest on this and other big stories right here on Poker Boulevard.
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