Bryn Kenney’s denial of cheating accusations levelled at him by a former horse were blown out of the water this week as multiple Telegram message exchanges between him and fellow pro George Wolff were revealed. The messages appear to show that Kenney not only knew about, but also encouraged ghosting, collusion and multi-accounting…
This article does a great job of dissecting 21 mins (2+ years) of texts. The general conclusion:
-no evidence of RTA
-Evidence of ghosting
-Some evidence of MA
-No evidence of Satty collusion
-Bryn lied a lot in the interview
This is a SINGLE text log, there’s a lot we don’t know https://t.co/4aWAGgvpoD
— Matt Berkey (@berkey11) May 5, 2022
Bryn Kenney’s former horse Martin Zamani levelled multiple accusations against the all-time leading tournament moneywinner two weeks ago, claiming his stable were encouraged, even in some cases forced into ghosting and collusion.
Kenney’s response was to give an interview to his good friend, PokerNews’ journalist Sarah Herring, in which he denied (or avoided answering) every claim made by Zamani.
However, the latest revelations – 3 years of Telegram chat logs between Kenney and George Wolff dissected and authenticated by PokerNews – show many of Kenney’s denials to be extremely questionable at the very least.
Other messages show Kenney instructing Wolff to use TeamViewer and play on someone else’s account and to get past the fact that PokerStars doesn’t operate in Israel.
There are multiple more instances of Kenney revealing that he is well aware that his horses are colluding and/or ghosting, and at least one that reveals Kenney himself is helping Wolff out.
Wolff’s chats with Kenney, sent as a 22-minute video log, are a smoking gun that backs up many of Zamani’s claims, which also included frog poison and shamanic rituals as well as the alleged poker cheating.
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
Zamani admitted to PokerNews that he had to “strong-arm” Wolff to share the messages, naming his previously anonymous source in a tweet that he later deleted.
The naming of the source and authentication of the messages lends credence to some of Zamani’s claims, and the PokerNews article displays multiple dubious-sounding chat exchanges.
“Stay on phone w him. Help him deep in the plo tourney”
In one example, Kenney says to Wolff: “Play the 1k wcoop too If u have to go when the 500 is done for day I’ll take over or someone else will.”
Another reads: “Stay on phone w him. Help him deep in the plo tourney.”
Since the new messages came to light, Bryn Kenney has been notable by his silence, barring one strange exchange with Erik Seidel…
I might know a girl if that’s something you might be interested in
— Bryn Kenney (@BrynKenney) May 8, 2022
That alludes to Zamani’s claims that he was sent by Kenney to see a shaman to improve his performance, the witch doctor apparently planning to cut Zamani’s skin and then inject frog poison in the wound.
PokerNews seem unlikely to offer up a second softball interview with Kenney, and the man himself seems unwilling to give a straight answer any of the serious accusations aimed at him.
The big question now is whether Kenney will be given the same treatment that appears to have been handed out to fellow alleged cheats, Ali Imsirovic and Jake Schindler.
The highstakes duo were in Monte Carlo for the EPT last week, but after playing in the 100k SHR, it was rumoured that both men were barred from competing in the 50k and 25k version after fellow players complained.
ali n jakr never appeared in the event. rumor is they where told they are not welcome and not allowed to play… dunno how much truth to rumor but thats word on the street
— Jason Wheeler (@JDPC27) May 3, 2022
Word on the street is that Triton Poker may follow PokerStars’ apparent lead, and the question of who will join them is worth discussion – Bryn Kenney clearly top of the persona non grata list.
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