Six players who are running red hot in 2016

Mustapha Kanit

The Italian player has been making a name for himself lately as a man who lives in the land of luckboxes, and he further underlined this fact on March 13th, when he somehow triumphed over a field of 5,717 players, picking up $177,230 for 1st place in the Sunday Million. This came just one week after he took down another $215 tournament on, for $48,000. If that doesn’t sound like enough rungood for one player, then Kanit’s live scores in early 2016 should top things off. He took 1st place in the EPT Dublin High Roller, for 501,640  Euros ($557,171), along with 4th in the PCA Super High Roller, for $596,360. It hasn’t just been this year though, for Kanit, the six figure scores have been rolling in since 2014.


Mustapha Kanit

Steve O’Dwyer

Another man who has been setting the tables alight in recent times is Steve O’Dwyer. To be fair to him, he has been hitting six and seven figure scores pretty frequently over the last two years, but has been in the midst of a heater recently, even by his own standards. The last 5 months have seen O’Dwyer bank $360,241 for 1st in EPT Malta’s 8 handed High Roller, $343,974 for 4th in the ACOP Super High Roller, along with 1st in the EPT Prague Super High Roller for $809,752, 4th in the Triton Super High Roller Series for $953,700, 1st in the PCA High Roller for $945,495, and 1st in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge, for $744,829. He also took 4th in the $25,000 Challenge for $182,625 – but that probably feels like pocket change right now to a man like O’Dwyer.


Steve O’Dwyer

Fedor Holz

It certainly must have been a merry christmas and a happy new year for Fedor Holz, as he somehow managed to take down two seven figure scores in the space of a few weeks, between December 18th, and January 3rd of this year. First he won the WPT Alpha8 High Roller, for $1,589,219. Not content with that level of luckboxing, he then went and won the Triton Super High Roller Series, for the modest prize of $3,464,500. Not many players can say that they’ve binked over $5 million in the space of a month.


Fedor Holz

Connor Drinan

Connor Drinan kicked off his summer in 2015 by taking 3rd place in the $500,000 Super High Roller Bowl, for $3,225,000. In November he managed 5th in the ACOP Main Event for a comparatively small $195,957. January saw him bank another $870,625 for 2nd in the 8 handed High Roller at the PCA, before he went on another heater at the Aussie Millions, taking 4th in the $100,000 Challenge, and 3rd in the $250,000 Challenge, for a combined total of a little over $1 million. Even when you factor in his buy ins, that’s not a bad week by most people’s standards.


Connor Drian (Photo Neil Stoddart courtesy of PokerStars)

David Peters

David Peters managed to take down a $1,505,000 score in the summer, when he finished 5th at the Super High Roller Bowl, but clearly thought his year hadn’t been profitably enough yet, as he went on a great run of results towards the end of the year. Winning a High Roller tournament at the Aria for $426,240 could be considered reason enough to sit back and relax for a while, but Peters had other ideas, taking 2nd place in the Triton Super High Roller just two weeks later, for $2,309,000. Just three days later, Peters hit a $100,000 score at the PCA, but this tiny cash was clearly not enough to satisfy the fortune of Peters, and so he went and won $461,340 at the 8 handed Super High Roller on the very same day. Just to cap off his month, Peters then added another $629,614 for 2nd place at the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge.


David Peters (Photo Neil Stoddart courtesy of PokerStars)

Bryn Kenney

Another man basking in the warmth of the red hot runners list is Bryn Kenney. 3rd place at the ACOP Super High Roller saw Kenney pad his bankroll with $468,997, before winning the Super High Roller at the PCA, for $1,687,800. 7th place in the PCA High Roller just three days later dropped a further $185,280 into his lap, before a more substantial $422,400 score came in for winning the Aria High Roller on the 5th of March this year.


Bryn Kenney


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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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