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Tom Chou Eliminated in Second Place (HK $200,000)

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Considering the fact that it took almost two and a half hours for someone to bust out of three-handed play, we thought that we were in for another lengthy bout of poker action between Justin Chan and Tom Chou.

Boy, were we wrong.

On the very first hand of heads-up play, Justin shoved all-in with his stack of about 5.8 million and Tom made the call for his remaining 1.5 million.

Justin: {8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Tom: {7-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Just like many of the all-in moments during three-handed play, this one was another coin flip, with Tom slightly ahead.

His lead wouldn't last long, though, as the flop came {3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds} to give Justin top pair.

The turn {q-Spades} did not not help either, giving him just one last shot at getting a king.

It never came as the river brought the {j-Spades}, eliminating Tom in second place. We're sure he's pretty happy with his results, though. After all, Tom, who works as floor manager for the WSOP, takes home HK $200,000 for his efforts.

Tags: Justin ChanTom Chou