06/25/17 08:52:23 PM PST
Chris Brammer Wins Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) for $527,555
Chris Brammer beat out a field of 505 players to win Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) for a payday of $527,555 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. The top 76 finishers got a share of the $2,438,250 total prize pool, and the top five received six-figure payouts.
Chris Brammer endured a bit of a lull in WSOP success, as his two previous WSOP final tables both came back in 2012. The British poker pro finished fifth in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event for $200,502 and fifth again in the WSOP Europe Main Event for $270,908 that same year.
Regarding his fifth-place finish in the 2012 $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event, he commented, "That one hurt for a long time. I made a final table at World Series of Europe that same year, but there hasn't been any since, and I've been coming here every year. It's been a while."
Today, five years later, Brammer got another chance and closed it out. He came into Day 2 with 464,000 chips, in seventh place out of the 49 returning players, and he was the short stack going into the final table, where the average stack was only 23 big blinds. The final table lasted just more than six levels, or around three hours of play. Brammer commented about the short-stacked nature of play at the final table:
"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."
In the fifth hand of the official final table, Brammer doubled through Jett Schencker with ace-jack against ace-king, blind versus blind, when he hit a jack on the flop and held. During six-handed play, Brammer got his run going when he doubled through Oliver Weis, again blind versus blind, with pocket jacks against pocket tens. With five left, Brammer took a hit to his stack when he doubled up Jett Schencker, raise-calling with queen-jack against Schencker's king-queen, which held up. A little while later, Brammer regained the chip lead from Schencker when Brammer shoved with queen-ten offsuit on the button and was called by Schencker with ace-eight offsuit. Brammer flopped a queen and went runner-runner full house to double up.
He took another hit to his stack when he called Yevgeniy Timoshenko's shove with pocket sevens, and Timoshenko hit a jack on the river with queen-jack to double up. After that, Brammer mostly took down blinds and antes with no showdowns until he, again, clashed with Timoshenko. He had Timoshenko in bad shape with pocket queens versus queen-ten suited, and his queens held up to eliminate Timoshenko in third place.
Brammer carried a 2:1 chip lead into the heads-up match with Schencker and got it over with in a hurry. In the very first hand of heads-up, Schencker raised on the button with ace-jack offsuit, and Brammer shoved with queen-ten of hearts. Schencker called, and Brammer spiked a ten on the flop and held up to eliminate Schencker in second place and win the tournament.
During the final table, Brammer's rail provided much celebration as Brammer won many all-ins and took down what seemed like pot after pot. When he spiked the ten in the final hand, his rail filled the Brasilia Room with cheers.
"I've been on both sides," he said after the win. "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."
That support paid off, as Brammer joined WSOP history and won gold here today. The complete final table payouts were as follows:
|1||Chris Brammer||United Kingdom||$527,555|
|2||Jett Schencker||United States||$326,051|
|3||Yevgeniy Timoshenko||United States||$223,574|
|4||Rui Ye||United States||$156,022|
|7||Michael Brinkenhoff||United States||$59,107|
|8||Alex Foxen||United States||$44,395|
|9||Diego Sanchez||Mexico||$33,993|06/25/17 08:16:29 PM PST
Jett Schencker Eliminated in 2nd Place ($326,051)
Hand #85: Jett Schencker raised to 500,000 from the button, Chris Brammer reraised all in from the big blind, and Schencker called all in for 4,250,000.
The flop came down , giving Brammer the lead with a pair of tens.
"Queen!" yelled Sam Grafton from Brammer's rail.
"He'll still have outs!" yelled somebody else on Brammer's rail.
"Ten!" yelled Grafton.
The turn and river completed the board, officially locking up the victory for Brammer.
Jett Schencker finished as the runner-up for $326,051.
06/25/17 08:07:03 PM PST
Heads-Up Chip Counts
|Chris Brammer||8,345,000||3,145,000 |
|Jett Schencker||4,290,000||-210,000 |06/25/17 08:06:39 PM PST
Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 3rd Place ($223,574)
Hand #84: Chris Brammer raised to 500,000 on the button, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko went all in for around 2,500,000 from the small blind. Jett Schencker folded his big blind, and Brammer snap-called. Timoshenko was at risk and in bad shape.
The flop did not offer much hope for Timoshenko, as he was drawing to runner-runner tens. The turn had Timoshenko drawing dead, and the came on the river.
Timoshenko was the third-place finisher and received a payday of $223,574 for his performance in the tournament.
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||0||-2,900,000 |06/25/17 08:03:02 PM PST
Hands #81-83: Chris Brammer Shoves Three Hands in a Row; No Callers
Hand #81: Chris Brammer shoved on the button for around 4,450,000 and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #82: Jett Schencker completed in the small blind, and Chris Brammer moved all in from the big blind. Schencker folded, and Brammer took the pot.
Hand #83: Action folded to Brammer in the small blind, and he went all in for around 5,000,000. Timoshenko folded his big blind, and Brammer won the pot.
06/25/17 07:55:14 PM PST
Trolled Live? Norm for Norman Chad
06/25/17 07:54:36 PM PST
Level 34 started
|06/25/17 07:54:22 PM PST
Hands #76-80: Three-Bet From Schencker
Hand #76: Chris Brammer received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #77: Jett Schencker raised to 400,000 from the button, and both blinds released.
Hand #78: Jett Schencker received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #79: Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 400,000 from the button, Jett Schencker three-bet to 1,100,000 from the small blind, Chris Brammer folded his big blind, and Timoshenko folded.
Hand #80: Chris Brammer raised all in from the small blind for about 4,100,000, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko folded his big blind.
06/25/17 07:52:39 PM PST
Rui Ye Eliminated in 4th Place ($156,022)
Hand #74: Yevgeniy Timoshenko completed in the small blind, and Jett Schencker checked his option. On the flop, Timoshenko bet 200,000, and Schencker folded.
Hand #75: Action folded to Jett Schencker in the small blind, and he shoved all in. Rui Ye called for his remaining stack of 1,600,000 in the big blind, and they showed down.
The flop was , and Ye was still ahead. The turn gave Schencker a pair of aces to take the lead, and the river only improved Schencker.
Ye took home a cash prize of $156,022 for his fourth-place finish.
|Jett Schencker||4,100,000||1,800,000 |
|Rui Ye||0||-1,800,000 |06/25/17 07:44:14 PM PST
Hands #69-73: Three for Brammer
Hand #69: Chris Brammer limped from the small blind, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko checked his option.
The flop fell , and Brammer bet 200,000. Timoshenko folded.
Hand #70: Chris Brammer raised all in from the button for roughly 4,050,000, and both blinds released.
Hand #71: Chris Brammer raised all in from under the gun for roughly 4,500,000, and the rest of the table folded.
Hand #72: Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 400,000 from under the gun, and Chris Brammer called from the big blind.
The flop was , and Brammer check-folded to a bet of 305,000 from Timoshenko.
Hand #73: Rui Ye raised all in from the button for about 1,300,000 and received no action.
06/25/17 07:40:07 PM PST
Hands #67-68: Yevgeniy Timoshenko Doubles Through Chris Brammer
Hand #67: Chris Brammer raised to 400,000 under the gun. The other three players folded, and Brammer took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #68: Timoshenko went all in for 1,885,000 under the gun, and Brammer called in the big blind to put him at risk.
The first four cards came , and Timoshenko continued sipping his drink through a straw. The came on the river to give Timoshenko the best hand with a pair of jacks and a double-up.
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||3,890,000||1,585,000 |
|Chris Brammer||3,850,000||-1,590,000 |06/25/17 07:33:26 PM PST
Chris Brammer Doubles Through Jett Schencker
Hand #66: Chris Brammer raised all in from the button for 2,610,000, and Jett Schencker called from the big blind.
The board came down , giving Brammer queens full of tens to double up and take the chip lead.
|Chris Brammer||5,440,000||2,250,000 |
|Jett Schencker||2,700,000||-2,300,000 |06/25/17 07:29:56 PM PST
Hands #61-65: Shoves and Folds
Hand #61: Jett Schencker raised to 425,000 under the gun and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #62: Jett Schencker got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #63: Yevgeniy Timoshenko went all in from the button, and the blinds folded.
Hand #64: Action folded to Jett Schencker on the button, and he moved all in. The blinds folded, and Schencker took down the pot.
Hand #65: Rui Ye moved all in for around 1,700,000 on the button, and the blinds folded.
06/25/17 07:22:58 PM PST
Level 33 started
|06/25/17 07:14:58 PM PST
Break and Chip Counts
|Jett Schencker||5,000,000||0 |
|Chris Brammer||3,190,000||290,000 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||2,305,000||-95,000 |
|Rui Ye||2,135,000||235,000 |06/25/17 07:11:32 PM PST
Hands #59-60: Final Two Hands of the Level
Hand #59: Rui Ye received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #60: Rui Ye raised all in from the small blind for about 1,800,000, and Chris Brammer folded his big blind.
06/25/17 07:11:14 PM PST
Hands #54-58: Schencker Takes from Timoshenko
Hand #54: Jett Schencker got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #55: Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 320,000 and took down the blinds and the antes.
Hand #56: Jett Schencker raised to 325,000 on the button, and Chris Brammer shoved from the big blind. Schencker folded, and Brammer took down the pot.
Hand #57: Brammer completed in the small blind, and Timoshenko checked his option. The flop came , and both players checked. The turn was the , and Brammer bet 500,000. Timoshenko folded, and Brammer took the pot.
Hand #58: Timoshenko limped in the small blind, and Schencker checked his option. The flop came , and Timoshenko checked. Schencker bet 200,000, and Timoshenko called. Both players checked the turn, and the river was the . Timoshenko led out for 540,000, and after a long pause, Schencker called. Schencker's for top pair of tens was good, and he took down the pot.
|Jett Schencker||5,000,000||1,200,000 |
|Yevgeniy Timoshenko||2,400,000||-1,100,000 |06/25/17 07:03:23 PM PST
Tobias Ziegler Eliminated in 5th Place ($110,845)
Hand #50: Jett Schencker raised all in from the small blind, and Rui Ye folded his big blind.
Hand #51: Chris Brammer received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #52: Jett Schencker raised to 325,000 from the cutoff, and Tobias Ziegler called from the big blind.
The flop fell , Ziegler checked, Schencker bet 250,000, and Ziegler folded.
Hand #53: Rui Ye raised all in from the cutoff about 1,050,000, and Tobias Ziegler called all in from the small blind for about 600,000.
The board came down , no help to Ziegler, ending his run in fifth place.
06/25/17 06:52:26 PM PST
Hands 47-49: Jett Schencker Doubles Through Chris Brammer
Hand #47: Action folded to Chris Brammer on the button, and he moved all in for around 4,400,000. The blinds folded, and Brammer took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #48: Yevgeniy Timoshenko got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #49: Chris Brammer raised to 325,000 from the cutoff, and Jett Schencker went all in for 1,810,000 in the big blind. After a long pause, Brammer called to put Schencker at risk.
The board ran out , and Schencker doubled up with king-high.
|Jett Schencker||3,800,000||1,910,000 |
|Chris Brammer||2,600,000||-1,800,000 |06/25/17 06:45:57 PM PST
Hands #44-46: Oliver Weis Eliminated in 6th Place ($80,196)
Hand #44: Tobias Ziegler raised all in for 1,165,000 from the cutoff and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #45: Chris Brammer received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #46: Chris Brammer raised from the small blind, and Oliver Weis called all in for about 350,000 from the big blind.
The board ran out , giving Brammer eights and threes to eliminate Weis in sixth place.
|Chris Brammer||4,400,000||970,000 |
|Oliver Weis||0||-550,000 ||