As we reported earlier, Yueqi Zhu has been disqualified from Event #53. Well, Zhu returned to the Amazon Room moments ago to tell us his side of the story.
According to Zhu, he was heads up last night with about 30,000 chips and his opponent had less than 6,000. Zhu was feeling stomach pains, so he and his opponent decided to make a minor deal. They tried to call the floor four times, but the floor was not around. His opponent then told him he would just fold every hand until the match was over and Zhu agreed.
"It was wrong to win that way," Zhu told us. "Even thought it was a minor deal, I still broke the rules. I want to apologize to the World Series of Poker and to all of the players. This is the first and last time I will make a deal."