After dominating final table play and at one time holding a 23,695,000 to 3,570,000 chip lead during heads-up action, Gus Hansen just missed out on his would-be record fourth WPT title.
Gus had eliminated Jeff King, Tommy "The Asian Tommy Lee" Le, Cory Carroll, and John Roveto (all pictured above, although not in the order that we just listed) in near record speed. With 84% of chips in play once they got to mano e mano, he only had to get past David Chiu for the title.
Chiu hung in while Hansen held the chip lead. But when Chiu eventually took the lead, it took only two hands to win the tournament.
On the final hand, Hansen flopped two-pair to Chiu’s top-pair. The turn brought Chiu a flush draw and he and Hansen got all-in. The river brought Chiu trip Aces and the
Final table payouts were: David Chiu – $3,389,140, Gus Hansen – $1,714,800, John Roveto – $923,355, Cory Carroll – $593,645, Tommy Le – $395,725, and Jeff King – $263,815.