Last year's $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed event at the World Series of Poker was one of the toughest fields ever assembled and this year's is no different but that has not stopped one of our own climbing to the top of the chip counts and showing them all how it is done in the United Kingdom!
Chris Brammer, currently ranked first in the UK for online tournament play, finds himself as the clear chip leader in Event #57, the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed, after two days of play. Brammer bagged up 1,467,000 chips at the end of Day 2, over 450,000 chips more than his nearest rival Stanislav Barshak and he now has a very realistic chance of winning a gold WSOP as only 27 players remain.
When play resumes later today (21:00 UK time) Brammer will sit down on Table 441 where he will lock horns with the following people:
Amongst Brammer's 26 opponents is a fellow Brit in the shape of Roberto Romanello; himself chasing his first WSOP bracelet. The Welshman ended Day 2 by bagging up 595,000 chips and although it is a little early to start mentioning Triple Crowns and the like, if Romanello is still in the field by the time the final table is reached it is all we will be talking about!
Each of the 27 players still in the field have now locked up a $29,406 pay day for themselves but by the time the curtain comes down on the third and final day's play one of them will be leaving the Rio with the massive $1,136,197. Hopefully it will be one of our boys.
You can see how Brammer and Romanello get on by following the action on the Live Reporting pages for Event #57.
Although we only have one bracelet to our name at this year's WSOP, UK & Ireland players have cashed a total of 228 times and made 12 final tables for a total of $14,417,991. This obviously includes Sam Trickett's monster haul of $10,112,001 in the Big One for One Drop but even discounting that mammoth score our boys and girls have claimed close to $4,500,000. Keep it up and let's see some more gold!