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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 23, 2017 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,348,250
  • Entries: 505
  • Remaining: 0
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06/24/17 07:52:23 PM PST
 
Chris Brammer Wins Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) for $527,555
 

Chris Brammer Wins Event #45!

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:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Chris BrammerUnited Kingdom$527,555
2Jett SchenckerUnited States$326,051
3Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUnited States$223,574
4Rui YeUnited States$156,022
5Tobias ZieglerGermany$110,845
6Oliver WeisGermany$80,196
7Michael BrinkenhoffUnited States$59,107
8Alex FoxenUnited States$44,395
9Diego SanchezMexico$33,993
06/24/17 07:16:29 PM PST
 
Jett Schencker Eliminated in 2nd Place ($326,051)
 

Jett Schencker - 2nd place

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.

Schencker:   
Brammer:   

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.

06/24/17 07:07:03 PM PST
 
Heads-Up Chip Counts
 
Chris Brammer8,345,0003,145,000
Jett Schencker4,290,000-210,000
06/24/17 07:06:39 PM PST
 
Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 3rd Place ($223,574)
 

Yevgeniy Timoshenko

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.

Brammer:   
Timoshenko:   

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 Timoshenko0-2,900,000
06/24/17 07:03:02 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.

06/24/17 06:55:14 PM PST
 
Trolled Live? Norm for Norman Chad
 
06/24/17 06:54:36 PM PST
 
Level 34 started
 
Level: 34 Blinds: 120000/240000 Ante: 40000
06/24/17 06:54:22 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.

06/24/17 06:52:39 PM PST
 
Rui Ye Eliminated in 4th Place ($156,022)
 

Rui Ye - 4th place

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.

Schencker:   
Ye:   

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 Schencker4,100,0001,800,000
Rui Ye0-1,800,000
06/24/17 06:44:14 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.

06/24/17 06:40:07 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.

Timoshenko:   
Brammer:   

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 Timoshenko3,890,0001,585,000
Chris Brammer3,850,000-1,590,000
06/24/17 06:33:26 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.

Brammer:   
Schencker:   

The board came down      , giving Brammer queens full of tens to double up and take the chip lead.

Chris Brammer5,440,0002,250,000
Jett Schencker2,700,000-2,300,000
06/24/17 06:29:56 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.

06/24/17 06:22:58 PM PST
 
Level 33 started
 
Level: 33 Blinds: 100000/200000 Ante: 30000
06/24/17 06:14:58 PM PST
 
Break and Chip Counts
 
Jett Schencker5,000,0000
Chris Brammer3,190,000290,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko2,305,000-95,000
Rui Ye2,135,000235,000
06/24/17 06:11:32 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.

06/24/17 06:11:14 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 Schencker5,000,0001,200,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko2,400,000-1,100,000
06/24/17 06:03:23 PM PST
 
Tobias Ziegler Eliminated in 5th Place ($110,845)
 

Tobias Ziegler - 5th place

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.

Ye:   
Ziegler:   

The board came down      , no help to Ziegler, ending his run in fifth place.

06/24/17 05:52:26 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.

Schencker:   
Brammer:   

The board ran out        , and Schencker doubled up with king-high.

Jett Schencker3,800,0001,910,000
Chris Brammer2,600,000-1,800,000
06/24/17 05:45:57 PM PST
 
Hands #44-46: Oliver Weis Eliminated in 6th Place ($80,196)
 

Oliver Weis - 6th place

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.

Brammer:   
Weis:   

The board ran out      , giving Brammer eights and threes to eliminate Weis in sixth place.

Chris Brammer4,400,000970,000
Oliver Weis0-550,000
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