UK's Chris Brammer Wins WSOP $5k NLHE Turbo Event

UK's Chris Brammer Wins WSOP $5k NLHE Turbo Event The UK’s Chris Brammer has just won Event #45 of the 2017 World Series of Poker, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship, after besting a field of 505 players over two days to capture a career first gold bracelet, as well as a first place prize of $527,555. Following a victory which now pushes his live earnings to $1,839,045, Brammer commented:
“It was a turbo tournament, so the blind levels went up fairly quickly. That creates a lot of action, and it’s important to win those all-ins. And I think I won pretty much all of them. I was dealt a lot of good cards. There were situations where I could shove into them and put pressure on them.”
The $5k NLHE Turbo Event featured a prize pool of $2,438,250, and amongst the recognizable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was David Sands in 53rd ($9,304), James Akenhead in 35th ($12,109), Frank Kassela in 19th ($14,277), Chris Moorman in 18th ($17,196), and Jacob Bazeley in 17th ($17,196).
Chris Brammer subsequently entered the final table of nine second from the bottom in chips, but managed a few well-timed double-ups before managing to eliminate Oliver Weis in 6th. When just three players remained, Brammer (Q-Q) then sent Yevgeniy Timoshenko (Q-10) to the rail in 3rd to set up a final battle against Jett Schencker for the coveted WSOP bracelet.
Brammer entered heads-up holding a 2:1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and on the very first hand of play all the chips went to the centre of the table with Schencker’s A-J up against the Q-10 of Brammer. The 10-4-2 flop then propelled Brammer into the lead, and with no help on turn and river, Schencker had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $326,051, while Chris Brammer secured a place in the WSOP record books. Commenting upon the support provided by his rail during the game, Brammer stated:
“I’ve been on both sides. I remember being in the Pavilion room up on the stage for that six-max final table, and my rail was spilling over onto the floor. I was here last week for Chris Moorman‘s, and it’s just amazing to be a part of it. You can’t feel sad at any point because there’s just so much support behind you.”
Final Table Results:
1: Chris Brammer $527,555
2: Jett Schencker $326,051
3: Yevgeniy Timoshenko $223,574
4: Rui Ye $156,022
5: Tobias Ziegler $110,845
6: Oliver Weis $80,196
7: Michael Brinkenhoff $59,107
8: Alex Foxen $44,395
9: Diego Sanchez $33,993

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