WSOP Event #25: Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown falls short of final table

wsop2009_thn.gifChad Brown has built a reputation as a prolific tournament earner, and that's no great surprise as he has more than $2 million under his belt already. What also impresses, however, is his ability to make serious money in all poker disciplines.

Over the years, the Team PokerStars Pro, who gave up his dream of being a Hollywood actor to follow the poker tournament trail, has pocketed big pay days in No Limit Hold'em, Stud, Omaha, 2-7 Draw Lowball and all manner of mixed events.


Chad Brown

Today he was nurturing hopes of making another WSOP final table, this time in the $2,500 Omaha/7-card Stud Hi/Low 8 or Better. He had a huge mountain to climb, starting day three with just 23,000 chips, a country mile behind chip leader Jon Turner on 465,000.

He really had only one option when he sat down... go for it, and hope for the best.

Before too long that's exactly what happened in a Stud 8 hand, but the result was not what he planned:

Brown: 2♠4♦-8♦[10d]9♣3♠-6♠
Ming Lee: 4♥8♥-5♦A♥7♥6♣-3♣

That gave Lee the eight-high straight and the six low, and Brown went to the rail in 14th place with a $10,481 consolation.