Originally Posted by JP OSU
2p2 OG and current U.S. military officer Brandon Schaefer is among the final 12 as well. It's hard for me to think of many people I'd be happier to see win than Munk and Schaefer, GLGL guys!
Rooting for Munk and Schaefer HU for sure. I've been able to spend a few weekends with Brandon over the past year since his Army stuff is close-ish to ATL and he's literally the nicest guy you'll ever meet. Munk ain't so bad himself, either.
As JP says Brandon is currently an officer in the Army. After BF he decided to give up poker (almost completely!) after a pretty successful run at it and join the Army... at age 31. He completed Basic Training and went straight into Officer School/Training. He recently became an Officer, got admitted to a very competitive Army Flight School (Helicopter piloting) and literally just finished a 4-week stint in the woods with nothing but a backpack as part of a survival training exercise. He had a week off before Flight School got started and decided last minute to take a trip to Vegas and play one more WSOP event since he'll likely not have the opportunity again depending on his assignment for at least a few years. And here he is. Just a cool story all around.