England’s own Christopher Brammer might not be the biggest name in UK poker, but he is arguably one of the more talented. After a few years of grinding the smaller regional events between 2007 and 2009, the Winchester-born tournament pro started to gather momentum from 2010 onwards. Playing under the name ‘NigDawG’ on PokerStars, Chris ranked in the top 0.1% of tournament players in all but one year between 2010 and 2016 according to Official Poker Rankings. He has earned over $4 million playing online MTTs since 2010, with notable wins including a Super Tuesday trophy which won him $106,780 in 2015. A runner-up finish in the SCOOP-20-H $2,100 NLH Turbo Zoom event in 2013 also netted him a huge $131,955.
Impressively, Brammer managed to find the time to travel internationally to play at some of the biggest live tournament stops around the world. He picked up his first big score in this realm in 2012 when he made the final table of a WSOP event – the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed tournament. Unfortunately for Brammer, he made a relatively early exit in fifth place for $200,502 with the hope of winning WSOP gold put on hold. However, off the back of this deep run, Chris picked up another fifth-place finish at the €10,000 WSOPE Main Event in Cannes just a few months later. Won by none other than poker legend Phil Hellmuth Jr, Chris still managed to outlast the likes of Jason Mercier, Scott Seiver and fellow Brits Max Silver and Liv Boeree to earn himself a $270,908 payday.
In 2017, Brammer finally managed to get his hands on that prestigious WSOP gold after he won the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $527,555, making it officially his biggest poker win to date. With fellow Englishmen Max Silver and Chris Moorman cashing behind Chris – both of which won their first WSOP bracelets this same year – it was Brammer’s turn to claim the bracelet this time around.
With close to $2,000,000 in live tournament earnings to go alongside his online haul, Christopher might just be one of the most understated players on the UK poker scene right now.