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.
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 - Tommy Vu has the button, he moves all in, and Chu quickly calls with
. Vu shows
, and he'll need to improve to stay alive.
The flop comes
, 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
, and the crowd reacts, briefly thinking it was a spade.
The river card is the
, 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.
Hand #137 - Michael Chu has the button, he raises to 280,000, and Vu folds.
Hand #136 - Tommy Vu has the button, he moves all in, and Chu folds.
Hand #135 - Michael Chu has the button, he raises to 330,000, and Vu folds.
Hand #134 - Tommy Vu has the button, he moves all in for about a million, and Chu folds.
Hand #133 - Michael Chu has the button, he raises to 280,000, and Vu folds.
Michael Chu - 4.215 million
Tommy Vu - 1.105 million