Piggs Peak, Swaziland, September 13, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Ryan Brauer confirmed his status as one of the best heads-up poker players in Africa, by winning the R1 Million Heads-Up Challenge at Sun City on 6th September.
Brauer, one of the expert and knowledgeable All Africa Poker Channel commentators, has proven he has more than just an aptitude for talking about the game. With significant poker achievements under his belt during the course of 2007, he is without a doubt, on his way to stardom on the international poker scene.
“It’s not often that sports commentators get the chance to be on both sides of the action, and Brauer’s knowledge of the game makes him a highly respected spokesperson for the sport, while sitting at the table, he brings a level of skill and standard that local poker players should certainly aspire to emulate” explained Wendy Graaf, group marketing manager at Piggs Peak Casino.
Poker fans started to notice Ryan Brauer when he came into the money, by finishing 30th at the Aussie Millions at the beginning of the year winning just over R230,000. He then participated in the R2,250,000 All Africa Poker Tournament, held in at Piggs Peak Casino, Swaziland in February, finishing in 2nd position and earning R300,000. He went on to earn himself a place in the All Africa Poker Team by winning a package to the 2007 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas in the R500,000 Second Chance Freeze-out Tournament at the R3,500,00 All Africa Poker Tournament, held in June.
The Piggs Peak Casino sponsored trip to Vegas proved highly successful for Brauer, when he won the WPT Bellagio Cup Event # 23, pocketing over $150,000 and the coveted WPT Gold bracelet.
On his return from the US, Brauer has focused his energy on online tournaments, and has placed at the top of the log regularly.
His phenomenal win in the R1 Million Heads-Up Challenge was against some of Southern Africa’s fiercest contenders, and also included world renown international poker professional, Joe Hachem, winner of the 2005 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Adding further credibility to the standard of the All Africa Poker Channel’s commentary team, Ryan Dreyer, full time commentator and interviewer of All Africa Poker Tournaments, finished 6th in the $1.1 Million Sun City Main Event and won himself a whopping $33,000 (R231,000).