2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event 8 - $1,000 No Limit Holdem w/ rebuys
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $2,533,062
Players 844

Level Info

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

Hand #132 - Michael Chu Doubles Through Tommy Vu

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Hand #132 - Tommy Vu has the button, he limps for 80,000, Chu raises to 280,000, and Vu calls. The flop comes {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Chu bets 375,000, Vu waves his arms as he says, "All in," and Chu quickly calls all in for 1.83 million with {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for an open-ended straight draw. Vu shows {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for a pair of eights. Chu has a lot of outs (he can also pair one of his overcards), but he'll need to hit something to stay alive here.

The turn card is the {5-Diamonds}, and Chu needs a queen, a jack, a ten, or a seven to survive.

The river card is the -- {7-Hearts}! Michael Chu hits his jack-high straight to stay alive and double up in chips.

Tags: Michael ChuTommy Vu

Hand #131

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Hand #131 - Michael Chu has the button, he raises to 200,000, Vu reraises to 700,000, and Chu calls. The flop comes {Q-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, and both players check. The turn card is the {10-Spades}, and they check again. The river card is the {7-Spades}, Vu bets 800,000, and Chu folds. Vu shows 8-2 (eight high) as he collects the pot.

Final Table Payouts

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1 - ? - $585,744
2 - ? - $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 #130

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Hand #130 - Tommy Vu has the button, he raises to 300,000, and Chu calls. The flop comes {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}, and both players check. The turn card is the {K-Clubs}, and they check again. The river card pairs the board with the {Q-Diamonds}, Chu bets 300,000, and Vu folds. Chu takes the pot.

Hand #129

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Hand #129 - Michael Chu has the button, he raises to 240,000, and Vu folds.

Heads-Up Play Begins

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There are 42 minutes left in the current level, with blinds at 40,000-80,000, with a 10,000 ante.

Reminder: In heads-up play, the button has the small blind and acts first before the flop.

Official Chip Counts

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Tommy Vu - 2,915,000
Michael Chu - 2,405,000

There will be a short break while ESPN preps the final table for heads-up play.

Hand #128 - Barry Cales Eliminated in 3rd Place ($235,575)

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Barry Cales
Barry Cales
Hand #128 - Tommy Vu has the button in seat 3, Cales limps from the small blind for 80,000, Chu raises from the big blind to 330,000, and Vu folds. Cales moves all in for 790,000, and Chu beats him into the pot with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. Cales shows {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.

The flop comes {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, and Cales needs something runner-runner to stay alive.

The turn card is the {5-Diamonds}, and a four on the river would give both players a five-high straight, chopping the pot.

The river card is the {K-Diamonds}, and Chu wins the pot with his pocket queens. Barry Cales is eliminated in third place, earning $235,575.

The runner-up will earn $364,761, while the winner will take home $585,744.

Tags: Barry CalesMichael Chu

Hand #127

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Hand #127 - Michael Chu has the button in seat 1, and he raises to 250,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #126

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Hand #126 - Barry Cales has the button in seat 8, Chu raises from the small blind to 250,000, and Vu calls from the big blind. The flop comes {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, Chu bets 300,000, and Vu folds. Chu takes the pot.