Have you ever gone to a party and been so impressed with the host that you just gave him all your money?
Well, that's not exactly what happened in America's deep south this week, but it's close.
Over the past several days Vanessa Rousso and Chad Brown have been hosting the Gulf Coast Poker Championships on the majestic beaches of Biloxi, Mississippi. All of it led up to the $5,000 buy-in main event this past weekend. One hundred fifty-three players fought for a prize pool worth nearly $700,000.
And who won?
Well, of course. The guy who just can't stop winning things.
That's your man there. Mr. Downtown Chad Brown, Team PokerStars Pro and a fine, if a little greedy, host.
First, he took down the Pot-Limit Omaha tournament earlier in the series. Then he came in and won $225,567 in the Main Event.
As of those wins, Brown has now cashed for around half a million bucks so far this year. Oh, and he also gets a seat to the WPT Championship, which isn't small change either.
So, take this as a word of warning. Chad Brown can be a very gracious host, and I'd go to his parties if I were you. But leave your wallet at home when you go.