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WSOP: David Woo Wins Event No. 39

Yet Another $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Gold Bracelet is Awarded -- Woo's First

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David Woo came into the final table of today's $1,500 no-limit holde'm event calm, cool, and collected. He had fought through a field of 2,720 players to make the final table, and he entered the final day as the most experienced player remaining. He held just over 1 million in chips to start and he quickly built that even higher to take the chip lead. He knocked out two players in one hand when action was still six handed, and he then shifted things toward the end game. Matthew Wood gave him momentray trouble heads up, but in the end Woo walked away from the final table with his first bracelet and $631,656 in prize money

Here were the starting chip stacks at the final table:

Thom Werthmann: 1,600,000
Thanh Dat Tran: 1,255,000
Curtis Early: 1,225,000
David Woo: 1,090,000
Matthew Wood: 675,000
Habib Khanis: 645,000
Eric Beren: 640,000
James Paras: 535,000
Mike Glasser: 495,000

Here are highlights from all of the action, as featured in CardPlayer.com’s live coverage of the final table:

James Paras Eliminated in Ninth Place ($58,290)

James Paras raised to 150,000 preflop and David Woo made the call. The flop was dealt J 5 2 and Woo checked. Paras moved all in and Woo made the call. Their cards:

Woo: 2 2
Paras: A J

Turn and River: J 9Michael Glasser

Paras was eliminated in ninth place, and he took home $58,290 in prize money.

Mike Glasser Eliminated in Eighth Place ($85,394)

Mike Glasser moved all in preflop for 305,000 and Matthew Wood made the call. Their cards:

Wood: A Q
Glasser: 9 9

Board: J 7 4 J A

Glasser was eliminated in eighth place, and he took home $85,394 in prize money.

David Woo Takes the Chip Lead

David Woo raised to 150,000 preflop and Thom Werthmann made the call. The flop was dealt Q J 4 and Werthmann checked. Woo bet 50,000 and Werthmann made the call. The turn fell 5 and Werthmann checked again. Woo bet again, this time for 200,000. Werthmann made the call and the river rolled out the J. Werthmann checked and called again after Woo fired out 500,000. Woo flipped up pocket queens, Werthmann mucked, and Woo held over 3 million after the hand.Thanh Dat Tran

Thanh Dat Tran Eliminated in Seventh Place ($113,240)


Thanh Dat Tran raised to 310,000 and Woo reraised all in for 2.6 million. Tran made the call and they flipped up their hands:

Woo: A K
Tran: A Q

Board: 9 4 3 4 J

Tran was eliminated in seventh place, and he took home $113,240 in prize money.

Curtis Early (Sixth) and Thom Werthmann (Fifth) both Eliminated by David Woo

On a flop of Q J 10 Thom Werthmann raised to 275,000 preflop and David Woo made the call. Curtis Early reraised all-in to 1.3 million and Matthew Wood mucked. Werthmann reraised all in on top of that and Woo called them both down. Their cards:

Woo: A K
Early: K Q
Werthmann: Q J

Turn and River: 3 8

Woo eliminated both of his opponents to take a huge chip lead. Early was eliminated in sixth place ($150,368) and Werthmann was eliminated in fifth place ($191,209).

Habib Khanis Eliminated in Fourth Place ($233,906)


Habib Khanis moved all in preflop and Eric Beren called him down. Their cards:

Beren: K QEric Beren
Khanis: Q J

Board: 9 9 7 7 8

Khanis was eliminated in fourth place, and he took home $266,906 in prize money.

Eric Beren Eliminated in Third Place ($278,460)

Eric Beren raised all in preflop and Matthew Wood quickly called him down. Their cards:

Wood: A Q
Beren: A 10

Board: 8 4 2 7 5

Beren was eliminated in third place, and he took home $278,460 in prize money.

Heads-Up Chip Counts

David Woo: 5,000,000
Matthew Wood: 3,165,000

David Woo Wins Event No. 39 ($631,656)

David WooMatthew Wood opened the action preflop for 360,000 and David Woo made the call. The flop was dealt 9 5 4 and Wood bet 675,000, Woo raised an additional 1 million on top of that, and Wood reraised all in for 2.4 million total. Woo went into the tank for a couple minutes and he eventually made the call. Their cards:

Woo: 10 10
Wood: 9 6

Turn and River: Q 4

Woo won the hand and the tournament! Wood was eliminated in second place, and he took home $389,844 in prize money. Woo was awarded the $631,656 first-place prize, as well as his first gold bracelet.