Chris Brewer Wins Event #8: $25,000 NL Hold’em at the 2021 Poker Masters For $427,500 17 Sep

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.”
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2021 Poker Masters Event #8: $25,000 NL Hold’em Final Table Results

Place Name Country Points Prize  
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  
9th Eliran Yamin Israel 26 $42,750