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Robert Chow Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Hammond Main Event

Main Event Draws Record 1,615 Entrants

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Robert ChowThe World Series of Poker Circuit stop in Hammond, Indiana boasted two record-setting fields and a huge main event with a nearly $2.4 million prize pool.

The first event of the series had nearly double the field size of the previous record, attracting an astounding 3,001 players. For the $1,500 main event, a total of 1,615 entries were tallied, thanks to the re-entry format that allowed busted players to buy-in again on subsequent starting days.

After four days of play, it was 51-year-old Robert Chow who came out on top, earning $393,584. In addition to the first-place prize, Chow also earned a gold WSOP Circuit ring and entry into the $1 million National Championship in Las Vegas. Chow is a semi-retired head of a successful software company who now gets to spend his time on the circuit.

“I get to do what I enjoy doing, and I get to do things that really interest me,” said Chow. “Life is good. My passion is poker. I really enjoy it.”

Chow’s heads-up opponent was 24-year-old pro Aaron Steury, who won the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at this year’s World Series of Poker. The Fort Wayne, Indiana pro picked up $243,818 for his runner-up finish and now has over $800,000 in tournament earnings.

Here’s a look at the final table results.

1. Robert Chow — $393,584
2. Aaron Steury — $243,818
3. Erik Roussakis — $183,991
4. Eric Crain — $139,815
5. David Neff — $106,447
6. Joseph Hebda — $81,744
7. Drazen Ilich — $63,680
8. Daniel Harrington — $50,051
9. Shawn Quinn — $39,947

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