On Wednesday in Las Vegas, Chris Brewer topped a field of 57 entries to win Event #8: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 Poker Masters for $427,500. In addition to the prize money, Brewer earned 257 points for the Poker Masters leaderboard, which vaulted him into second place overall in the race for the coveted Purple Jacket.
“I’m excited,” Brewer said of putting himself in strong contention for the Purple Jacket heading into the home stretch of the 2021 Poker Masters. “It would be really cool to win the jacket. Also, I just got to win money which is cool. I was saying right before this that winning or losing you should probably feel the same about your play, like most of it in regards to the results is out of your control.”
Brewer has risen quickly into poker’s spotlight and is known to play some of the highest stakes in the world, both in tournaments and cash games. When it comes to winning in a tournament versus winning in a cash game, Brewer was quick to point out which one is better.
“It’s way more fun in a tournament,” Brewer said. “A cash game is usually way less exciting. A tournament, like, you won, which is always a good feeling to just be the winner.”
Last month, he won the $50,000 Super High Roller at Seminole Hard Rock for $420,670, which was good for his career-best live tournament score at the time. This win tops it, but it’s also special to Brewer for another reason.
“I think this is the first time I’ve won on stream, so it’s probably one of my favorite moments for that,” Brewer said. “I think it has to be up there as one of my favorites.”
If you’d like to relive all of the action from the final table, you can find the replay on PokerGO.com.
2021 Poker Masters Event #8: $25,000 NL Hold’em Final Table Results
|1st||Chris Brewer||United States||257||$427,500|
|2nd||Darren Elias||United States||171||$285,000|
|3rd||Lou Garza||United States||120||$199,500|
|4th||Brock Wilson||United States||86||$142,500|
|5th||John Riordan||United States||68||$114,000|
|6th||Matthew Wantman||United States||51||$85,500|
|7th||Alex Foxen||United States||43||$71,250|
|8th||Ian O’Hara||United States||34||$57,000|