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The Down Town Man: Chad Brown

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World's best poker player Chad Brown is one of the hosts of the Ultimate Poker Challenge television series. He has finished in the money at several events in the World Series of Poker (WSOP), including 3rd in the 2002 $1,500 Omaha hi-lo split event, 2nd to Ted Forrest in the 2004 $1,500 seven-card stud event and 2nd in the 2005 $2,000 seven-card stud hi-lo event. 

Chad Brown made back to back final tables at 2005 World Series of Poker circuit events, including a third place finish behind Chris Ferguson and Prahlad Friedman.

With one of the best nicknames in poker, “Down Town” Chad Brown was born and raised in New York City, before making his way west to the bright lights of Hollywood to pursue a career as an actor in TV and film. Brown, who received his schooling on the Bronx poker scene, became involved in the Californian circuit when in Los Angeles, and from there has built a solid poker career.

With over $2 million in live tournament winnings, Chad Brown is a heavy-hitting all-game player with excellent performances dating back 15 years to the 1993 World Series of Poker. His first World Series cash came with an 11th place finish in a $1,500 Limit Hold’em event, and Chad Brown has gone on to record a total of 24 money finishes in his WSOP career, ranking him 63rd on the all-time list. 

A bracelet still eludes him however, despite five final table appearances, most notably a runner-up spot in the 2007 Series in the $5,000 World Championship No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball for $324,777.


Poker pro Chad Brown also plays on the PokerStars European Poker Tour, and has three cashes to his name. The first was also a final table, when he finished fifth at EPT London in Season 3, winning $113,135. His other money finishes came at the Season 3 Grand Final in Monte Carlo, and in Barcelona, at the opening event of Season 5. 



Other accomplishments include wining the Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic Stud Eight-or-Better event in 2002; being named Bluff Magazine’s Player of the Year in 2006; and a second place finish at the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Championship, behind Paul Wasicka for $250,000.

Moreover, Chad Brown is also a fearsome opponent online poker, which he demonstrated when he won the 2006 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker $5,200 HORSE event. That victory paid out $223,125 and clearly shows that Chad Brown is a master of all poker disciplines, and will bring his game on or offline – wherever the action requires.

In 2002, Chad Brown finished third at the World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo event. In 2004, he won the L.A. Poker Classic and, two months later, finished second at the WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event. Because of his strong performance at the WSOP, he was discovered by a TV producer who wanted him to host the Ultimate Poker Challenge.

In the 2005, Chad Brown was only a few hands away from winning a WSOP gold bracelet in the $2,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo event, but the $90,000 second-place prize was a nice consolation. The following year, he monied in several tournaments around the world, including two WPT final tables, and brought home more than $700K.

Despite his new TV gig, Chad Brown is happy to keep poker as his day job and leave Hollywood as his "Plan B." Chad Brown is a member of Team PokerStars Pro and plays online poker using the screen name “ChadBrownPRO”.

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