Chris Brewer – Photo references: Danny Maxwell/Rational Intellectual Holdings Limited
Chris Brewer came out on top in the latest super high roller event at the European Poker Tour Paris tournament series on February 21 at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile in France.
The high-stakes spiker overcame a tough field to win $1,026,686 for the highest mark of his career. This was Brewer’s second win of the series after winning the $25,000 no-limit hold’em event for $382,183 just a few days ago. His tournament earnings have now risen to $8,085,943 as a result.
“It’s great, it was quite a difficult course. I mean, I rode great and it was really fun to win two times this week,” Brewer told the PokerNews journalists. “This feels better. I mean the other was a $25K day. This is big. It’s also the biggest gainer I’ve ever had by a pretty large margin.
The $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament had a prize pool of $3,422,630 with a total of 68 entrants. The top nine players collected at least $99,296 in prize money. There were 33 who returned for the second day of the tournament, and the field played through to the final 11 for the final day of play.
Sam Greenwood and Timothy Adams were the unfortunate pair of players to crash before the final table and the money bubble burst less than an hour into play. Brewer was in the middle of the pack when the final table got underway and everyone was trailing to Jules Dickerson’s big lead.
Thomas Muehloecker (eighth), Steve O’Dwyer (seventh), Dimitar Danchev (sixth) and Nick Petrangelo (third) were some notable names that crashed en route to the final match of the tournament between Brewer and Dickerson.
Dickerson had an almost 3:2 lead going into heads-up play, but the tournament ended in a quick sequence of two hands.
Dickerson held a slight chip lead when Brewer made quad eights to top his full house in what would be the tournament’s deciding pot. The final hand was just a formality with Dickerson all-in for less than a big blind with 9-5 offsuit against J-8 suited held by Brewer who made a flush to win the tournament.
Dickerson took home $667,486 as the runner-up and his career earnings have now risen to $736,221.
Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:
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THE EPT Paris the tournament series continues until February 26th. You can see the full schedule of events here.