Friday, February 4, 2011

10th Place - Tom Hu

Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship  

Just a few hands into play, we've already seen the first departure.

LJ Sande opened for 110k utg+1, Tom Hu called from the hijack, and Gil Sacks called from the big blind.  The flop came 8 4 4 and Gil checked.  LJ bet 275k and Tom moved all-in.  Gil mucked and LJ asked for the count.  It was 678k more to call.

 Tom Hu

After a little think-time, LJ made the call, showing pocket Tens.  Tom rolled over pocket 9s and was in bad shape, looking for a two-outer to survive.

The last two cards were Q 3 and LJ took the pot with Tens-up.

Tom Hu finished in 10th place, earning $28,729.

Tom is from Oakton, Virginia, and considers poker his profession of the last three years.  He used to work in accounting.  Although he cashed (31st) in the $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2010 WSOP, he considers his greatest poker accomplishment playing next to John Juanda and Tom 'durrr' Dwan in Macau.

Tom is friends with well-known and greatly-feared high-stakes online player Di 'Urindanger' Dang, so he keeps good company, poker-wise.