Kyna England

Kyna England

Kyna England



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Kyna England
United States
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Kyna England is an American poker player with over $800,000 in career earnings who was named the 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Player of the Year.

She can be seen on the first season of GGPoker'sGame of Gold, a poker reality competition on the GGPoker YouTube channel.

England, originally from Illinois, enjoyed a breakout year in 2021 after leaving her job in the insurance industry to pursue a professional poker career.

England finished third in the MSPT Riverside Main Event for $73,782 and later finished third in the WPT Venetian Main Event for $448,755. She followed that up later that year with victory in the MSPT Canterbury Park Main Event for $186,709.

The Minnesota victory helped her secure the MSPT Season 12 Player of the Year, making her the first female player to earn the POY distinction.

"It was a great year," England told PokerNews in an interview. "It was my first full year playing poker, traveling around a little bit playing poker. I was fortunate enough early on in the year to get a big score."

In September 2022, England landed a partnership with GGPoker's ClubGG, becoming the first ambassador for the app that lets members win seats into live events around the world.

Here's England's advice for anyone who wants to leave their full-time job to play poker professionally: "I think you just really have to love it. You have to love what you do, you have to get out there and have fun with it every day. There are days where I'm just like, 'what am I doing?' You lose enough and you have to just get used to losing."

England's upbeat attitude and relationship with GGPoker landed her a spot on the company's 2023 reality TV poker show, Game of Gold.

Kyna England's Top 5 Live Cashes

July 2021WPT Ventian $5,000 Main Event3rd$448,755
December 2021MSPT WPC $1,110 Main Event1st$186,709
March 2021MSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event3rd$73,782
August 2022WSOPC Cherokee $400 NLH Double Stack3rd$12,694
April 2022Wynn Signature Series $400 NLH3rd$10,070

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PokerNews Covered Events

2023 NAPT Las Vegas$1,650 Main Event60th$4,540
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship321st$44,700
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #64: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship454th$1,050
2023 World Series of PokerOnline Event #10: $400 No-Limit Ultra Deepstack324th$835
2023 World Series of PokerOnline Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Max220th$1,324
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #3: $1,000 Mystery Millions1119th$2,123
2022 MSPT Venetian Winter$1,100 Main Event41st$3,102
2022 MSPT Winter Poker Classic$1,100 Main Event52nd$3,047
2022 MSPT Venetian November$1,600 Main Event65th$3,454
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty678th$2,070
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em121st$4,791
2022 MSPT Venetian$1,100 Main Event 198 $1,500,000 GTD103rd$3,326
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #18: $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em305th$1,751
2022 World Series of PokerOnline No-Limit Hold'em BIG $500110th$1,118
2022 MSPT Cleveland$1,110 Main Event24th$6,526
2022 MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl VI$1,100 Main Event48th$3,568
2022 RGPS Jamul Casino$575 RunGood Main Event47th$1,025
2021 MSPT Canterbury ParkMSPT Canterbury Park $1,110 Main Event1st$186,709
2021 World Series of PokerEvent #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em73rd$2,011
2021 MSPT United States Poker Championship Sycuan Casino$1,110 USPC Main Event53rd$1,984
MSPT Black Hawk$1,110 Main Event ($200K GTD)15th$7,578
MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event ($1.5M GTD)MSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event ($1.5M GTD)153rd$3,500
2021 MSPT Showdown SeriesMSPT Sycuan $1,110 Main Event20th$5,168
MSPT Riverside CasinoMSPT Riverside $1,100 Main Event3rd$73,782
MSPT Grand Falls $1,100 Main Event (Jan. 2021)MSPT Grand Falls $1,100 Main Event25th$3,161
2020 Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,100 Main EventMSPT Venetian $1,100 Main Event86th$2,832
2020 Mid-States Poker Tour Grand Falls$1,100 Main Event ($150K GTD)40th$2,455
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em976th$1,729
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em1673rd$621