The British professional poker player Christopher Brammer is over the moon with the performance that he was able to showcase at the 2017 World Series of Poker event.
He has won the $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em championship at this year’s WSOP by defeating 505 strong players who took part in the event. He had plenty of close calls in the past WSOP tournaments and it was only in 2017 that he was able to break the jinx and claim his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Brammer has nightmares whenever he thinks of the 2012 WSOP $10,000 six-max no-limit hold’em championship. He made it to the final table after many hardships and just fell short of the title to finish in the fifth position. He took home $200,502 payment then. After five years of drought at the final table of the 2017 WSOP, Brammer got his chance to enter the final table of the $5,000 Turbo No-Limit hold’em and he did it really count. He not only entered the final table in 2017, but also went one up to win the event with 30-minute blind levels.
Brammer said that he was hurt for losing the big chance to win his first bracelet in 2012 and that hurt feeling stayed on with him for a long time. He also said that he did not get a chance to enter the final table since 2012 despite making all efforts. Brammer said that the turbo tournament was a quick one as the blinds went up very quickly. There were a lot of all-in action and he was happy to have won most of them.
A total of 505 players took part in the championship and this created a prize pool of $2,348,250. As this was a turbo event, the championship lasted for just two days and Brammer finally won the event to take home $527,555 first place money and his maiden gold bracelet.