By Landon Blackhall & Alisha Wormald
Po Hu has broken through for his first major poker tournament victory in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Gold Coast Main Event, after more than 10 hours’ grind on the final table and besting a field of 1,001 players.
Emerging as a poker talent to be reckoned with, Hu is no stranger to success in Tier One events, having finished runner-up in the WPT Australia Main Event at The Star Gold Coast last September. Hu is only going from strength to strength, with last night’s championship win boosting his tournament earnings to almost three-quarters of a million dollars in the space of six months.
Hu was modest in victory, revealing to PokerMedia Australia via a Chinese translator that he’s not a professional player and that victory was more important than riches.
“The money is just an aside,” Hu said, “I’m so happy to finally get the ring! Last time [in September], I tried so hard and was a little bit unlucky, but this time I was able to get there.”
“I hope I can go to to Las Vegas next year to compete, and I will continue to try hard and do my very best.”
2022 WSOP CIRCUIT GOLD COAST MAIN EVENT ($2,500 buy-in, 1,001 entries, 151 players paid)*