David Chiu

David Chiu is a Chinese-American professional poker player, based in California, who has won four WSOP bracelets and a WPT title.

David Chiu was born and raised in China. He came to the U.S. in 1978 as an 18-year old college exchange student. He settled in Oregon and attended Oregon State University where he majored in computer science. After college, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he owned a Chinese restaurant and then took a second job as a poker dealer.

During the 1990ís, his interest in poker grew, and by 1996 he sold his restaurant to play poker professionally.

One year after turning pro, Chiu moved to Los Angeles, where there were plenty of card clubs. He took his time to learn all of the games to become a master of mixed-games.

Chiu first cashes in the WSOP in 1981 when he placed 4th in the $1,000 Ace to Five Draw event and continued to make cashes through the 1980s.

In 1996 he won his first WSOP bracelet in the $2,000 Limit Hold 'em event. Two years later, in 1998, he won the $500 Limit-Hold 'em event at the L.A. Poker Classic as well as his second bracelet in the $3,000 Limit-Hold 'em event at the 1998 WSOP.

In 2000 Chiu won his third WSOP bracelet in the WSOP $5,000 7-Card Stud event.

In 2002 Chiu finished in 2nd in the $2,000 Limit-Hold 'em event at the WSOP, and in 2005 he won his 4th WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo event.

In 2003 Chiu made his first WPT final table, finishing 3rd behind Layne Flack and Jerry Buss.

In 2008 Chiu scored the biggest victory of his career when he overcame Gus Hansen's large chip lead to capture the WPT World Championship and the $3.4 million first-place prize.

Chui credits much of his success to being partially deaf, having lost 35% of his hearing at an early age, because it heightened his other senses and enabled him to better read other players.

Chui has 10 WPT cashes (2 final tables), 4 WSOP bracelets, 48 WSOP cashes. Chiu also cashed in the WSOP main event in 1996 (10th), 2003 (55th), and 2006 (416th.) As of 2009, his total live tournament winnings exceed $6,400,000.

WSOP Bracelets

Year Event Prize
1996 $2,000 Limit Hold'em $396,000
1998 $3,000 Limit Hold'em $205,200
2000 $5,000 Limit Seven-Card Stud $202,000
2005 $5,000 High-Low 8/OB $347,410


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UPDATE: 38 WSOP cashes...$6,566,748 in total
tournament cashes!

????? on August 19, 2009

Hey Chui. Im xhasanhabib on fulltilt, knock off the bluffing the RAZZ games, else i will pwn u soon,

DonkeySlayer on July 31, 2007

I think he is a great player...

AnettB3 on February 13, 2007

A great player that many people haven't had the priveledge to watch. He's a solid player who will take your chips with relative ease.

bad_dog76 on January 2, 2007

He flys under the radar........25 cashes in the WSOP events
with four (4) WSOP Bracelets, and a total of $2,016,246 in
various tournament earnings!

????? on November 4, 2006

another real good player

alextt on August 26, 2006

you have to be chinese to play roulette

????? on November 13, 2005

he's oriental. he must be good.

Unregistered on July 30, 2005

EWWW...before you make comments about chiu, go to vegas and watch him play....you said you havent even seen him play....lets talk trash about someone that we've never seen or met before, nice immature post

broadway on July 21, 2005

Eww.. This Guy Doesnt Look Good At All.. I Havent Seen Him Play, But I Would Prefer To See Jonny Chan Or Scotty Nguyen Play, Not This Guy.. Eww!

Unregistered on May 2, 2005

Hell of a player. Very intimidating.

Andrew on May 2, 2005

That's so sad how people judge people on TV by their looks. Their looks shouldn't even be mentioned.

Roger on March 29, 2005

another great asian player

vampyre on February 9, 2005

with 4 of a kind, suckered him with a lowly pair terrible play too bad it was on tv he'll forever be remembered for that.

Rice schooled him on February 1, 2005

looked good on the WSOP didn't see him win any though

Unregistered on December 10, 2004

if you think phil ivey's a good "feel" player, chiu makes him look like a kindergartener

brill on December 2, 2004

LOL looks like khan out of king of the hill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unregistered on November 16, 2004

chiu is great, and that KK lay down was awesome. and YES HE DOES LOOK LIKE THE GUY FROM KING OF THE HILL LMAO. ok thats all

sammy the brick on October 26, 2004

chiu ur the bests

chinese fan on October 18, 2004

david chiu is the man. in a tournament, it was heads up, and he had pocket kings, and the other player was betting so strong he folded. the other player revealed pocket aces.

sl1429 on September 22, 2004

looks that guy out of king of the hill.

Unregistered on September 19, 2004

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