Chris Brammer, the number one ranked UK online poker player, came ever so close to winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #57, the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed tournament, finishing fifth for $200,502.
Brammer started the third and final day as the overwhelming chip leader with just 27 players remaining and by the time the six-handed final table was set; when Timothy Adams' lost out to Eddy Sabat's , Brammer was still second in chips and in great shape to walk away from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with a much sought after gold and diamond bracelet.
Event #57 Final Table Draw And Chip Counts
Around half hour into the final table Brammer saw his stack swell past the 3,500,000 mark when he made a difficult call in a hand against Keith Lehr. Brammer opened to 105,000 and Lehr defended his big blind. The pair shared a flop reading and both of them checked. The turn was the , Lehr checked, Brammer bet 125,000 and Lehr made the call. The river saw the come into play and Lehr checked once again. Brammer fired a bet of 175,000 and Lehr check-raised to 505,000. Brammer tanked for a short time before making the call with and he scooped the pot as Lehr had been making a move with .
But it all went horribly wrong 90-minutes later. By this time Andrew Lichtenberger had been eliminated in sixth place and Brammer was still in great shape that was until he clashed with Lehr again. The chips went flying in on a board with Lehr being all-in and at risk of elimination holding against Brammer's . The dealer burned a card and put out the gifting Lehr the nut flush and leaving Brammer nursing a 925,000 chip stack.
Shortly after that huge beat the players were sent on a scheduled break but upon their return Brammer would only last a few hands and once again it was Lehr who was the thorn in our man's side. Lehr opened to 200,000 with blinds at 40,000/80,000/10,000a and Brammer three-bet shoved all-in holding . Unfortunatelt for him Lehr had been dealt and he quickly called. The board ran out abd wuth that Brammer was eliminated and the huge British rail disappeared into the night.
At least it looks like Lehr is putting Brammer's chips to good use because he is now heads up for the title. Lehr's heads-up opponent is Gregory Merson but we will have to wait until later today to crown our champion because they ran out of time but the tournament will be concluded tonight when play resumes at 13:00 Las Vegas time (21:00 UK Time). Follow the heads-up action via our Live Reporting pages.
Final Table Results