Saturday, July 16, 2011

David Chiu

One of the players to watch in the World Series of poker is David Chiu. Although water damage to his eardrums from swimming in his native China left Chiu without a third of his hearing that hasn't stopped him from poker success. The 50-year-old has made more than $177,000 this year. He's become a millionaire from the sport he started playing after taking a job as a poker dealer in a Colarado casino. Chiu credits his success to the ability to read his opponents, helped by his hearing impairment. He says, "I tried to turn my hearing weakness into a strength.” Chiu is now 31st on poker’s All Time Money List.