Las Vegan Thang Luu, a 34-year-old Vietnam native who has been living in the United States for the past 17 years, has won the $1,500 buy-in Omaha High-Low World Series of Poker (WSOP) event for the second year in a row. Luu also finished second in the same event in 2007.
Luu raked in $263,135 for first place, the largest cash prize ever awarded in an Omaha High-Low tournament. He defeated a field of 918 players over three days.
The last time any poker player has finished first, first and second in the same event at WSOP was Johnny Chan’s accumulated record in the $10,000 buy-in Main Event in 1987-1989. Chan won the titles the fist two years but finished runner-up to poker “bad boy” Phil Hellmuth in 1989.