Robert Chow Wins $393,584 At WSOPC Hammond Main Event

Robert Chow has just won the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) Hammond Main Event, after defeating a record field of 1615 players over four days to lift the title, and collect the $393,584 first place prize.
The 51 year-old US player is a semi-retired head of a software company, who now gets to enjoy playing poker on the live circuit in his spare time. Commenting later on his remarkable victory in Indiana, Chow said:
“I get to do what I enjoy doing, and I get to do things that really interest me. Life is good. My passion is poker. I really enjoy it.”
Robert Chow only cashed in at his first live tournament back in 2007 and with his WSOPC win has now taking his career earnings to $492,230.
On the final day of the $1,600 NL Main Event, 20 competitors returned to the action and by the time the final table of nine had been set Robert Chow was just behind the 2011 WSOP $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. winner Aaron Steury, as the chip leader.
Chow with J-10 proceeded to eliminate Ilich (K-K) on a 9-3-8 flop after all the chips went to the centre of the table with a 7 then falling on the turn. Drazen Ilich collected $63,680 for his 7th place finish.
Aaron Steury (J-J) then dispatched Joe Hebda (A-10) in 6th for $81,744, and  Eric Crain in 4th ($139,815) whose Kd-9d was no match for Steury’s Ah-Kh. Finally, Steury (K-J) eliminated Erik Roussakis (A-J) in 3rd ($183,991) to take a 2 to 1 chip lead over Robert Chow into the heads-up phase of the competition.
However, Chow was able to swing the balance back in his own favour until a short-stacked Aaron Steury was forced to push his 5-4 pre-flop into Chow’s J-3. The board then fell 8-6-3-J-A to relegate Aaron Steury to a runner-up finish worth $243,818.
Meanwhile, Robert Chow was crowned the WSOPC Hammond Main Event champion, and commenting on his win said:
“It’s validation of all the grinding and the hard work. I’ve come close and never finished. This is definitely a very significant, major event.”

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