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Chris Brewer Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer At 2023 WSOP

The 30-Year-Old Poker Pro Took Down The $10,000 No-Limit Deuce-To-Seven Single Draw Lowball Championship For $367,599

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Chris Brewer earned his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet by taking down the $250,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller for a career-best $5.3 million payday on June 18. Just two weeks later, the 30-year-old former collegiate distance runner found himself atop the podium once again. The poker pro defeated a tough field of 154 players to win the 2023 WSOP $10,000 no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw lowball championship, earning $367,599 and his second piece of hardware of the summer.

“The other one was a $250,000 tournament with $5 million on top,” Brewer told PokerNews live reporters when asked about his two WSOP wins. “I wanted to win the bracelet and it still means a lot, but the stakes were very different and it definitely was a lot less intense.”

Brewer has been on a tear in 2023. While this was his second title at the series, it was his fifth victory on the year. He has made 14 total final tables so far, cashing for $8,960,186 across those tournaments. Thanks to the 720 Card Player Player of the Year points that he secured for this latest win, Brewer now sits in fourth place in the 2023 POY race standings presented by Global Poker.

This win also saw Brewer take home 368 PokerGO Tour points, enough to see him surpass Isaac Haxton to take the outright lead in the PGT points race heading into the back half of the year.

Only the top 24 finishers made the money in this event, with big names among those that cashed including six-time bracelet winner Jason Mercier (14th), five-time bracelet winner Eli Elezra (13th), five-time bracelet John Monnette (11th), four-time bracelet winner Brad Ruben (10th), bracelet winner and PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event champion Halen Hall (9th), _and 2013 WSOP main event champion Ryan Riess (8th).

Six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu made the final table and outlasted Young Ko (7th – $46,356) and three-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski (6th – $60,840), only to finish fifth when his pat 9-8-6-4-2 ran into the pat 8-7-6-5-3 of bracelet winner Alex Livingston. Negreanu earned $81,751 for his fifth-place showing. The score saw Negreanu surpass $50 million in recorded tournament earnings, which is good for third on poker’s all-time money list.

Two-time bracelet winner Chris Vitch then bowed out in fourth place ($112,402)) after running into a wheel for David ‘ODB’ Baker for his last chip, having bet-folded shortly before that to leave himself with a fraction of a blind.

The final three battled for several hours before play was halted on day 3. Baker bagged up the chip lead, with Brewer in second and Livingston on the short stack when the unscheduled day 4 began.

Livingston won a big pot against Baker early, showing down 8-6-4-3-2 for the win. Baker soon found himself all-in with 8-7-6-4 facing the made 10-9-8-6-3 of Brewer. Baker paired his four to finish third, earning $158,057 for his efforts. The three-time bracelet winner and World Poker Tour champion now has more than $7.3 million in lifetime earnings after this latest deep run.

Brewer held 5,290,000 to the 3,950,000 of Livingston when heads-up play began. Brewer won a chunky pot with a 9-8 low to pull even further away. Then, Livingston got all-in with a pat J-7-6-4-2 facing a 10-8-4-2 draw for Brewer. He peeled a six to make a winning ten low. Livingston cashed for $227,193 as the runner-up. This was his second second-place finish of the series, having also made it down to heads-up in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship just over a week earlier. He also placed third in the $5,000 no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha event held during the first few days of the series. He has cashed a total of nine times at this year’s series, accruing more than $780,000 in earnings along the way. His lifetime total now sits at $7.5 million.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Chris Brewer $367,599 720 368
2 Alexander Livingston $227,193 600 227
3 David Baker $158,057 480 158
4 Christopher Vitch $112,402 360 112
5 Daniel Negreanu $81,751 300 82
6 Yuri Dzivielevski $60,840 240 61
7 Young Ko $46,356 180 46

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Winner photo credit: WSOP / Alicia Skillman.