Michael Chu

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Michael Chu
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Chu, After winning the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/Rebuys event at the 2007 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) "Primetime Mike", "Mix", "Mixter Freeze"
Residence Los Angeles, CA
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1

Michael Chu (born in Seoul, South Korea) is a stock trader who earned a World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2007 $1,000 WSOP No Limit Hold'em with rebuys event (Event #8). Chu won the event with the minimum investment, having never made a single re-buy in the event. Chu majored in political science at the University of California, Berkeley campus. He has been playing poker for the past 10 years mostly with his high school and college friends, and credits the motion picture film Rounders as sparking his interest in Texas Hold 'Em.

Despite winning a bracelet at age 27, he intends to return to his job as a stock trader in Los Angeles. [1]

As of 2008, Michael Chu has tournament winning in excess of $630,000.[2] His 3 cashes as the WSOP account for the overwhelming majority, $616,096, of those winnings.[3]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2007 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em w/ rebuys $585,774