Event 9 drew a total of 950 entries which created a prize pool of $239,590. When the smoke cleared it Jinghao Xu in the winners circle. Xu put on quite the performance at the final table sending player after player to the rail.
When heads up play began Xu was holding close to 31,000,000 of the 38,000,000 in play. Azzaro began to battle back and doubled up when his king ten out flopped the ace four of Xu. The two then stopped the clock and began discussing a deal.
They came to an agreement that both players were happy with and shook hands congratulating each other. Xu is making his presence known during this Winter Poker Open after a deep run in Event 1 where he finished 23rd earning over $9,000.
This win is Xu’s largest career tournament cash and his friend Zhaoxing Wang (pictured) was on his rail in support the whole way through. He tells us that he plans to play many more events this series and is happy to get off to an amazing start.