David Chiu (poker player)
David Chiu (Chinese: 邱芳全; pinyin: Qiū Fāngquán; born August 23, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa) is a Chinese American professional poker player, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won five World Series of Poker bracelets. He is also the winner of the 2008 World Poker Tour's WPT World Championship, and the first winner of the Tournament of Champions of Poker.
Chiu winning an event at the 2005 World Series of Poker
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
August 23, 1960 (age 59)
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Chiu was a restaurant owner in Colorado. He took a second job as a poker dealer and later became a poker tournament specialist who earned a reputation for himself by winning the $2,000 limit hold'em event at the 1996 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Chiu also cashed in the WSOP $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold 'em main event in 1996 (10th), 2003 (55th), and 2006 (416th.)
World Poker TourEdit
Chiu regularly plays World Poker Tour (WPT) events and has made two WPT final tables. At the Season 1 WPT Invitational event in 2003, he finished 3rd behind Layne Flack and Jerry Buss. In April 2008, Chiu won the Season 6 WPT Championship, overcoming Gus Hansen's more than 6:1 chip lead at the beginning of heads-up play to claim the title and the $3,389,140 prize.
World Series of Poker BraceletsEdit
|1996||$2,000 Limit Hold'em||$396,000|
|1998||$3,000 Limit Hold'em||$205,200|
|2000||$5,000 Seven Card Stud||$202,000|
|2005||$5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo||$347,410|
|2013||$2,500 Seven Card Stud||$145,520|
- "David Chiu profile". worldpokertour.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2008.
- Fulltiltpoker.com: David Chiu Archived June 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- Pokerpages.com: David Chiu - Poker Player Profile Archived March 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Lucchesi, Ryan (April 26, 2008). "David Chiu Wins the 2008 World Poker Tour Championship". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved April 27, 2008.
- Hendon Mob tournament results
- World Series of Poker Earnings Archived October 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, worldseriesofpoker.com