Event #3: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack

Melissa "luckmgmt" Bryne Looking to Bring the "GrindHaus" Some WSOP Gold

Melissa Bryne

Texan poker pro Melissa "luckmgmt" Bryne has spent the majority of quarantine firing up her Twitch stream and grinding the online streets, and Bryne, who now calls Las Vegas home, is looking for some WSOP.com Online Bracelet Series success.

Bryne says that in general, "I primarily play online but definitely mix in some live cash and tournaments when I need a break from the computer," according to her Twitch bio, but she's shown her chops in live tournaments, as well. In one of the last WSOP Circuit events before the Covid-19 pandemic, Bryne chalked up four cashes at the WSOPC Choctaw series, including a deep run in the $1,700 Main Event, ultimately finishing in twenty-ninth place for $7,421. Bryne's biggest score came in 2017, when she defeated a field of 327 entrants in a $500 No Limit Hold'em event at the Wynn to earn $36,708.

Bryne is a part of the "GrindHaus", a group of poker players living together in Las Vegas that includes Bryne's boyfriend, Jerod "whiskeydeck" Smith and Brian "TGBpoker" Frenzel among others. The group all participate in Twitch streams, podcasts, and other general hijinks on their active and entertaining social media pages.

Bryne, who is in today's field, will be looking to catch her first WSOP Gold Bracelet on stream in front of her loyal fanbase, and we'll be keeping tabs on her throughout today's play.

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