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Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Entries 844
Prize Pool $2,533,062
Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Day 3 Completed

The ESPN Interview

When Norm Chad asked Michael Chu about his strategy, he said he wanted to be patient early, and let the big stacks knock each other around a bit. He then added that it didn't hurt that he caught some big cards, and got lucky when he needed to.

When asked about plans for a professional poker career, Chu said that while he might enter a few more tournaments, he has no plans of quitting his day job.

Final Table Payouts

1 - Michael Chu - $585,744
2 - Tommy Vu - $364,761
3 - Barry Cales - $235,575
4 - Dolph Arnold - $157,050
5 - Shane Schleger - $111,455
6 - Michael Gracz - $84,858
7 - Amir Vahedi - $63,327
8 - Robert Aron - $46,862
9 - Jan Von Halle - $34,196

Hand #138 - Michael Chu Wins Event #8 ($585,744)

Michael Chu
Michael Chu
Hand #138 - Tommy Vu has the button, he moves all in, and Chu quickly calls with {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Vu shows {K-Spades}{8-Spades}, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The flop comes {6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and while Chu pairs his three, Vu picks up more outs with a flush draw. He's got 15 outs twice.

The turn card pairs the board with the {6-Clubs}, and the crowd reacts, briefly thinking it was a spade.

The river card is the {4-Hearts}, and Tommy Vu is eliminated in second place, earning $364,761.

Michael Chu wins Event #8 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold'em w/Rebuys), earning $585,744, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.

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