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Chris Brewer Becomes First Two-Time Winner At The 2023 WSOP

Jordan C

Jul 4, 2023

Chris Brewer

We’ve had to wait over a month, but we’ve finally got our first repeat winner of the 2023 WSOP - and it’s Chris Brewer! We may have to stop referring to him as the most unlucky player in the super high roller circuit, as he’s certainly turning his luck around this summer.

Getting the Spotlight

Chris’ first win of the summer was in the $250,000 Super High Roller event, which was somewhat overshadowed by the cheating allegations made against Martin Kabrhel. It seemed like even when Chris won an event he couldn’t be the star of the show, as many media organisations covered the latest allegations and reactions to the Kabrhel story.

However, Chris gets the spotlight to himself this time upon defeating fellow pro Alex Livingston heads-up to win the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship. After winning $5 million in the $250K a couple of weeks before, people were wondering how Chris’ experience in the previous event would affect his play at this final table. When asked, Chris said, “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.”

Despite being the first player to win two bracelets at this WSOP and having an amazing summer, Chris is staying level-headed and grounded. When asked about how he managed to navigate himself to his latest victory, Chris said, “I coolered [Baker] and probably shoved a hand that was too strong to shove, but he happened to have a hand to call. There wasn't much that I did. The deck just said 'Hey, Chris, you get to win the tournament today.’”

Extended Play

While Chris claims not to have been feeling the pressure, something that may have added to the intensity was the fact that players had to return for an extra day. After around five hours of three-handed play, time was called on Day 3 of the event, and Chris, along with David Baker and Alex Livingston, would have to come back to fight another day.

With the play stopped at three-handed, the players got to rest and recuperate before playing it out for the bracelet. However, it also gave the remaining players time to over-analyse and get in their heads about the situation, so it’s a tough mental challenge to face. Not to mention, this was after battling some of the best in the game at the final table; where the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Yuri Dzivielevski, and Ryan Reiss were all eliminated.

However, Chris dealt with the challenge perfectly, and after starting the day second in chips, managed to navigate his way to heads-up play, and eventually his second bracelet of the summer.

Event #69 $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (USD)
1 Chris Brewer United States $367,599
2 Alex Livingston Canada $227,193
3 David "ODB" Baker United States $158,057
4 Chris Vitch United States $112,402
5 Daniel Negreanu Canada $81,751
6 Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil $60,840
7 Young Ko United States $46,356
8 Ryan Reiss United States $36,181

Can Chris Brewer definitively put his bad luck behind him by winning a third bracelet in 2023? Will we see any other repeat winners at the 2023 WSOP? Stay tuned for all the latest WSOP news and events.

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