:: In Event #8 ($1,000 NLH w/ rebuys), Michael Chu beat Tommy Vu, goo goo g'joob! And yes, this is the same Tommy Vu who was a big time infomercial personality in the '90's (a video sample after the jump). Some classic Tommy Vu quotes:
"Are you man enough to get off your lazy American ass and go to Vu’s seminars?"
And let's not forget:
"At first I got lots of discouragement from friends and stranger who are loser! You know what these people kept telling me? They kept saying, 'Well Tom Vu, you a crazy nut, here you are, a poor immigrant, poor minority, speak no English, no contact, on and on, and you trying to be rich in America! You crazy, man! Look at people out there! They smarter than you are, they not even rich! Who are you to try?' And you know what? I have to keep telling these people every time, I kept saying, 'You are loser! Get out of my way! I make it somehow!'"
That is fucking hilarious and not the slightest bit stereotyped at all. For the win, Chu banks $585,774. Vu brings home $364,761. Shane Schlegler finished fifth, Michael Gracz sixth, and Amir Vahedi seventh.
:: Alex Kravchenko took down Event #9 ($1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo), banking $228,446.
:: Justin Bonomo looks to make his big breakthrough as he takes a commanding chip lead to the Event #10 ($2,000 NLH) final table. Bonomo is stacked at 2,036,000...his closest competitor is Hunter Frey at 852,000.
:: Phil Ivey is gunning for his sixth bracelet in Event #11 ($5,000 7CS). Ivey is stacked at 322,000. David Oppenheim brings the chip lead to final table play with 609,000. Marco Traniello sits at his second final table of the week as short-stack with 30,000. And the insufferably annoying and cheesy Ted Lawson joins them with 90,000 in chips.