Chris Brewer Takes Down €50,000 Super High Roller for SECOND EPT Paris Title
Make it two EPT titles for Chris Brewer here at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris, as the High Roller regular took down the €50,000 Super High Roller for a massive €959,520.
Brewer defeated Jules Dickerson heads-up to earn his biggest-ever career tournament score, which when converted to U.S. dollars equates to more than $1,000,000 — Brewer’s first seven-figure score.
After seven hours of play to get to heads-up, the match lasted less than half an hour, despite Brewer and Dickerson having virtually identical 40 big blind stacks. Brewer won the only significantly-sized pot of heads-up play, which was a massive one, as the champion made quad eights versus Dickerson’s full house, leaving his opponent with crumbs before completing the victory one hand later.
€50,000 EPT Paris 2023 Super High Roller Results
|1||Chris Brewer||United States||€959,520|
|2||Jules Dickerson||United Kingdom||€623,800|
|3||Nick Petrangelo||United States||€443,000|
“It feels great,” said Brewer after the win. “It was a pretty tough field. I mean, I ran amazing, and it was really fun to get to win twice this week.”
When asked just how much better his second win this week felt, he noted the significance of this event.
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“Yeah, this one feels better. I mean, the other one is a single-day 25K. This is a big one. It’s also the biggest cash I’ve ever had by a pretty big margin.”
That cash indeed far surpasses Brewer’s previous largest of $442,213, which was for a fourth place finish in a 2022 WSOP $25,000 High Roller. He earned €357,180 for his €25,000 High Roller win just four days ago.
The Day’s Action
When play began Tuesday, 11 players returned, with just nine of them guaranteed a slice of the €3,198,720 prize pool from the tournament’s 68 entries.
The bubble burst within 15 minutes of the day’s start, as the Canadian contingent of Sam Greenwood and Timothy Adams were the two players to bust short of the money.
Greenwood lost with an inferior ace to Dickerson, and then Adams ran his kings into the aces of Thomas Muehloecker preflop just a couple of hands later. From there, the remaining nine had locked up €92,800 each, but the big money still lay ahead.
It took about an hour and a half to see the first elimination in the money, as Juan Pardo was sent to the rail by Pedro Marques just before the first break of the day.
Once the players returned from break, it wasn’t eliminations that were the story, it was the slide of Dickerson, who had extended his chip lead from the start of the day to nearly 5,000,000 chips at one point. After the break, however, a series of lost pots saw him relinquish the lead, making it anyone’s tournament to win.
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It appeared for a while as though this may have been Pedro Marques’ day, as he scored the next elimination by catching a three-outer against Muehloecker to send the Austrian home in eighth place, then flopped a full house in a huge pot with Steve O’Dwyer which led to the EPT legend’s ouster in seventh place.
Following Dimitar Danchev’s exit in sixth, Marques scored another knockout by busting Frenchman Gregoire Auzoux in fifth place to take the chip lead with four players left.
From that point though, the stacks evened again and it was actually Marques who was the next to hit the rail as he jammed his king-ten into Nick Petrangelo’s ace-king to end his day in disappointing fashion.
While Petrangelo (pictured) had grabbed a solid chip lead with that elimination, the level times were cut in half three-handed, leading to some huge swings, including a horrible beat for Petrangelo, when his pocket nines got rivered by Dickerson’s pocket deuces to flip the lead back to Dickerson. Petrangelo couldn’t regain his footing from there and he was ousted in third by Brewer to get the tournament heads-up.
Dickerson entered heads-up with a slight lead, but Brewer quickly closed the gap before their massive confrontation that led directly to Brewer’s victory.
Chris Brewer’s European Poker Tour Victories
|Paris 2023||€50,000 Super High Roller||€959,520|
|Paris 2023||€25,000 Single-Day High Roller||€357,180|
|Prague 2022||€10,000 High Roller||€155,830|
This concludes our coverage of the €50,000 Super High Roller here at EPT Paris 2023. Congratulations to Chris Brewer for his second title of the series and his third EPT High Roller title overall.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage, including the Main Event, and more High Roller Events all week long here at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile.
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