David Chiu (poker player)
David Chiu (Chinese邱 芳 全, pinyin Qiu Fāngquán; born August 23, 1960 in Nanning, People's Republic of China) is a professional American poker players.
Due to an illness in his childhood David lost 35 % of his hearing. He himself says that this resulted to develop the ability to read his opponents in poker, because he had to concentrate more to compensate for his hearing loss.
Chiu should only be a restaurant owner in Colorado, but he took a job as a dealer and later became tournament specialist. He gained great reputation when he won the $ 2,000 Limit Hold 'em tournament at the World Series of Poker 1996. In the $ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, he was in the same year Tenth and 55th in 2003. Bracelet With five he is one of the most successful players of the WSOP.
He regularly takes part in the World Poker Tour and made it twice to the final table. At the World Poker Tour Season 1 Pro Celebrity Invitational tournament he was behind Layne Flack and the Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss third parties. In April 2008, he was able to win the final of the sixth season of the WPT heads-up against the mighty 5:1 chip lead by Gus Hansen and thus won his first WPT title in the value of 3.38914 million U.S. dollars.
David Chiu was sponsored by online poker room Full Tilt Poker and Full Tilt Pro. Its profits at official poker tournaments are more than 7,600,000 U.S. dollars.