A batch of run good finally came to Chris Brewer after a lot of ufortunate outcomes. Brewer began this summer on a specific mission to win his first bracelet. He not only checked that milestone off his list, but he added a second bracelet and joined the ranks of players who shipped multiple bracelets in the same WSOP.
Event #65 $5,000 NL 6-Handed attracted 1,119 players and a prize pool worth $5.5 million with $938,244 set aside to the eventual winner. China's Weiran Pu held off Hungarian pro Norbert Szecsi to win the bracelet.
The top 150 places in the $5K NL paid out and among those fortunate ones who went deep and got a cut of the cheesecake included Martin Finger, Daniel Lazrus, Kyle Julius, Bakes Baker, Artur Martirosian, Scott Seiver, Vlad Darie, Leo Fernandez,Justin Liberto, Matt Berkey, Kenny Hallaert, Phil Ivey, Mustapha Kanit, and Barry Hutter.
Event #67 $1,000 LADIES NL Championship attracted 1,295 runners and a prize pool worth $1.1 million. Tamar Abraham defeated Shina Okamoto from Japan in a heads-up joust to determine the champion. Abraham banked $192K for the victory and she also secured her first bracelet.
Event #69 $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship attracted 154 runners and a prize pool worth $1.4 million. Only the top 24 places paid out. Daniel Negreanu has been chasing a bracelet for a decade but his latest pursuit ended with a fifth-place finish. Kid Poker cashed in his eleventh event this summer, but this marked his deepest run and lone final table.
Among those who went deep included Chris Vitch, Ryan Reiss, John Monette, Galen Hall, Ryan Reiss, Eli Elezra, Matt Vengrin, Jason Mercier, Dan Shak, and Felipe Ramos.
This event added an additional day because there were still three remaining: Chris Brewer, ODB Baker, and Alex Livingston. ODB Baker busted in third place and missed out on multiple victories this summer. Brewer was the last player standing when he held off Livingston for the title, the bling, and $367,599 in cash.
Event #70 $400 COLOSSUS attracted 15,894 combatants, who generated a juicy prize pool worth $5.24 million. Moshe Refaelowitz from the UK was the last player standing and he baked $501K. Dae Woong Song from South Korea was the runner up, which paid out $300K. Pete Chen took third.
Event #71 $50,000 PLO HIGH ROLLER attracted 200 runners and a prize pool worth $9.55 million. Jesse Lonis won his second bracelet when he defeated Tyler Smith heads-up for the title and $2.3 million. Only the top 30 places paid out. Among the notables who cashed and went deep included Ian Matakis, Ike Haxton, Noah Schwartz, Jim Collopy, and Sam Soverel.
Event #73 $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event attracted 377 entries and a prize pool worth $839K. Argentina's Julio Belluscio was the last player standing, and he held off a final table that included British pro Benny Glasser (third place) and Erick Lindgren (fifth place). Also going deep were Anthony Zinno, Stuart Rutter, Steve Z, Jon Turner, Michael Noori, Bryce Yockey, Bakes Baker, Jeff Lisandro, Ray Henson, Shaun Deeb, and Chad Eveslage.
Event #74 $1,000 MINI Main Event attracted 5,257 runners and a prize pool worth $4.67 million. Bradley Gafford snagged a first bracelet and $549K for the victory.
Event #75 $10,000 PLO8 Championship attracted 247 entrants and a prize pool just short of $2.3 million. Hassan Kanel secured a first bracelet victory and a first-place prize worth $598K. The top 42 places paid out and among the notables who went deep and cashed included Patrick Leonard, Ben Yu, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Paul Volpe, Dlan Weisman, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Vitch, Martin Zamani, Dylan Wilkerson, Tony Cousineau, James Obst, Dan Heimiller, San Shak, Phil Hellmuth and Eoghan O'Dea.