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Hand History Time Capsule -- David Chiu

David Chiu Overcomes Chip Disadvantage, Gus Hansen to the Win 2008 World Poker Tour Championship

by Erik Fast |  Published: Oct 05, 2011


The 2008 $25,000 World Poker Tour no-limit hold’em championship event had 545 entrants, creating a $13,216,250 prize pool and a first-place prize of $3,389,140. With poker’s biggest names and greatest players putting up the large buy-in, it was no surprise that the final table featured some great players. What was a surprise was just how quickly the same great players were eliminated. After just 22 hands, only two players remained of the original six: Gus Hansen and David Chiu. It was Hansen, one of poker’s most recognizable stars, who eliminated all four of the other players on the final table. Hansen had released a book just weeks before titled Every Hand Revealed, which detailed his victory at the 2007 Aussie Millions main event. It seemed he would have a great topic for a sequel, as he was poised for victory, entering heads-up play with 84 percent of the chips in ...

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