American poker pro, Chris Brewer, taken down the €50,000 Super High Roller at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Paris for his second EPT title. Chris Brewer beat a tough field of 50 players to take home the first-place prize of €959,520.
Brewer’s journey to the title was a rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs. He entered the final day as the chip leader, but lost some ground early on. However, he managed to stay focused and patient, waiting for the right moments to strike.
Final table results for the €50,000 Super High Roller:
- 1st – Chris Brewer (USA) – €959,520
- 2nd – Jules Dickerson (United Kingdom) – €623,800
- 3rd – Nick Petrangelo (United States) – €443,000
- 4th – Pedro Marques (Portugal) – €340,700
- 5th – Gregoire Auzoux (France) – €262,300
- 6th – Dimitar Danchev (Bulgaria) – €201,500
- 7th – Steve O’Dwyer (Ireland) – €155,100
- 8th – Thomas Muehloecker (Austria) – €120,000
Brewer was posing for another winner’s photo in the €50,000 Super High Roller event. A total of 50 entries pushed the prize pool north of $3.4 million with notables Thomas Muhlocker, Steve O’ Dwyer, and Pedro Marques among those who made the money. Brewer defeated Jules Dickerson in heads-up play to take home the win and hoist the trophy.
Brewer’s haul for the two-day event was €959,520 (which exchanges to $1,026,159) – technically his first million-dollar score.
And that’s a score that he had a legit shot at just 18 months ago. At the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas Brewer was one of the final four players battling it out in Super High Roller Bowl VI. Joining Brewer at the table were high-roller titans Sean Winter, Justin Bonomo, and Michael Addamo. Brewer was sitting third in chips when a big-stacked Bonomo made a move on the button to put pressure on the short-stacked Winter and Brewer. When Brewer woke up with Diamond ASpade Q he made the call. Bonomo turned over Heart 10Heart 4 and ended up making a flush and sending Brewer to the rail in painful fashion. Winter went on pick up the $1,008,000 third-place prize 10 minutes later.
While there were plenty of needles about Brewer’s penchant for bubbling to be had over the past 12 months, a quick look at his 2022 would prove that he took a pro’s approach to variance and continued to grind. Last year alone, Brewer racked up nearly $3 million of his career $7.8 million including an impressive 10 six-figure scores.
It’s likely that the memory of finishing fourth in the Super High Roller Bowl VI (and missing out on that million-dollar-plus score) may never fade, but results like what Brewer had this week in Paris can turn those once-open wounds into story-telling scars that were simply a necessary experiences to help him get to where he is today.