Chris Brewer Wins the $50,000 Super High Roller For the Biggest Cash of His Career

2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 29
$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Entries:  24
Prize Pool:  $1,164,000
August 4, 2021

Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer

There were 24 entries in the first of two $50,000 Super High Roller events, generating a prizepool of $1,164,000 that would be paid out to the final four players.

But after the elimination of Cary Katz in third place, the final two players quickly agreed to an ICM chop. As chipleader, Chris Brewer was declared the winner, earning the title, the trophy, and the largest share of the prizepool. This victory marks the largest live tournament cash of Brewer’s career, and it’s his first trophy from Seminole Hard Rock.

The Money Bubble began with five players left, and it lasted for about an hour and a half before Elio Fox got his short stack all in with Ac8d, but failed to improve against Brewer’s JsJc.

The final four were in the money, and the key hand came a short while later when Sean Perry shoved the river with a ten-high bluff, only to get snap-called by Chris Brewer, who had the nuts after flopping a straight. Brewer doubled into the lead, while Perry was eliminated in fourth place a short while later.

In the final hand of the night, Cary Katz got it all in with a flush draw and two overcards, but couldn’t catch up to Sean Winter, who turned trips to win the pot. Katz was out in third place, while Winter tightened up the chip counts for heads-up play.

Chris Brewer  –  1,690,000  (113 bb)
Sean Winter  –  1,310,000  (87 bb)

At that point, Brewer and Winter quickly agreed to an ICM chop, as they both felt that they were so deep that it could take a very long time to reach a winner. Plus, there will be another $50,000 Super High Roller tomorrow afternoon, and both Brewer and Winter plan to play it.

Return to SHRPO.com tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:00 pm, when the second $50,000 Super High Roller gets underway. See you then!


Final Results:

1st:  Chris Brewer  –  $420,670 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  Sean Winter  –  $394,130
3rd:  Cary Katz  –  $209,520
4th:  Sean Perry  –  $139,680

Super High Roller 1: Chris Brewer Wins in an ICM Chop ($420,670); Sean Winter Finishes as Runner-Up ($394,130)

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 24

Chris Brewer
Super High Roller 1 Champion Chris Brewer

After the elimination of Cary Katz in third place, Chris Brewer and Sean Winter quickly agree to an ICM chop. These were the official chip counts:

Chris Brewer  –  1,690,000  (113 bb)
Sean Winter  –  1,310,000  (87 bb)

As chipleader, Brewer is declared the winner, earning the title, the trophy, and the largest share of the prizepool.

Congratulations to Chris Brewer!

1st:  Chris Brewer  –  $420,670 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  Sean Winter  –  $394,130
3rd:  Cary Katz  –  $209,520
4th:  Sean Perry  –  $139,680

Super High Roller 1: Cary Katz – 3rd Place ($209,520)

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  2 of 24

Cary Katz
Cary Katz

After a flop of 7h4h3d, Sean Winter made a large bet, Cary Katz moved all in from the button for 395,000, and Winter called with Ad4d for a pair of fours.

Katz turned over KhQh for a heart flush draw with two overcards, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The turn card paired the board with the 4d, the river card was the Kc, and Winter turned trip fours to win the pot and eliminate Katz in third place.

Cary Katz  –  Eliminated in 3rd Place  ($209,520)

Here are the official chip counts for the start of heads-up play:

Chris Brewer  –  1,690,000  (113 bb)
Sean Winter  –  1,310,000  (87 bb)

And here is the prizepool at stake:

1st:  $512,160 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $302,640

3rd:  Cary Katz  –  $209,520
4th:  Sean Perry  –  $139,680

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of this level, around 12:50 am.

Super High Roller 1: Sean Perry – 4th Place ($139,680)

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 15:  10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 24

Sean Perry
Sean Perry

After a flop of 8h7c2h, Sean Perry got it all in from UTG/cutoff for about 220,000 with 10h9h for a heart flush draw with an open-ended straight draw, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the QdQc of Chris Brewer on the button.

The turn card was the 9s, giving Perry a pair of nines for additional outs, but the river card was the 8d. The pocket queens held up for Brewer to win the pot and eliminate Perry in fourth place.

Chris Brewer  –  1,700,000  (113 bb)
Sean Perry  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($139,680)

With three players remaining from a field of 24, the average chip stack is about 1,000,000 (67 big blinds). Here are the payouts:

1st:  $512,160 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $302,640
3rd:  $209,520

4th:  Sean Perry  –  $139,680

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of this level, around 12:50 am.

Super High Roller 1: Chris Brewer Doubles Thru Sean Perry with a Flopped Straight

$50,000 Super High Roller (Single Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 14:  5,000/15,000 with a 15,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 24

Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer

With the board showing 6d5s4h9c on the turn and nearly 600K already in the pot, Sean Perry bet 165,000 from the small blind, and Chris Brewer called from the big blind.

The river card was the 3h, Perry thought for a bit before he moved all in, and Brewer snap-called all in for 310,000 with 8h7h for the nuts — a nine-high straight.

Perry turned over 10s8s for a ten-high bluff, and Brewer won the pot to double up in chips.

Chris Brewer  –  1,200,000  (80 bb)
Sean Perry  –  425,000  (28 bb)

With four players remaining from a field of 24, the average chip stack is about 750,000 (50 big blinds). The field is in the money, and here are the payouts at the stake:

1st:  $512,160 + SHRPO Trophy
2nd:  $302,640
3rd:  $209,520
4th:  $139,680

Action is scheduled to continue tonight until the end of Level 15, around 12:50 am.