PokerStars EPT Sochi

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

Level Info

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

Players Info

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

The ESPN Interview

Reporter
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

Reporter
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)

Reporter
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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