WSOP Event #33: PokerStars' Chad Brown finishes 3rd for $188,855

wsop2009_thn.gifHe came agonisingly close to a WSOP bracelet, but Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown has just busted in third place in the $10,000 Limit event. He collects $188,855 for his three days work.

Brown had been a force at the final table all day, racing to the top of the leaderboard soon after they sat down at 1pm local time. For nearly 12 hours, he went up and down before establishing a clear chip lead when they were down to just three players.

But he was unable to hold on as first Greg Mueller, and then Pat Pezzin, who had been the shortest stack of the three, won key pots. Pezzin twice doubled up, and each time Brown lost a sizeable chunk of his stack.

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Chad Brown

In the end he committed all chips four-betting Greg Mueller with Q♠[10c], but walked into the Canadian's A♥9♥. The board ran out 5♠8♦7♦K♣6♥ to fill up Mueller's straight and send Brown to the rail where he had been supported for the last few levels by his partner and fellow Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso.

All photos © Stephen Beyer, IMPDI