€5,300 Main Event

Tang on the March

• Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Chi Daniel Tang

Danny Tang has been steadily chipping up since the bubble burst yesterday on Day 2, but he now seems to be moving into the top ten chip-stacks, so we caught up with him to find out how it happened.

"It was a really big pot, actually," Tang told us, "I raised to 9,000 from under the gun. Only the big blind called me and the flop came {3-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades} . I c-bet 8,000 and he check-raised me to 27,000. I called. The turn comes an off-suit four, no flush draw. He bets 55,000 and I call. On the {J-Spades} river, he goes all-in for 160,000 and I have to tank - it's a huge amount. If I call and I'm wrong, I'm down to twenty big blinds and it's a different tournament all of a sudden. I spotted a live tell and made the call and he had {4-}{5-} ; he'd had an open-straight draw from the flop and turned a pair. I had {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs} and 610,000 now."

Danny sits back down quick enough to see the next cards. He's a big chip leader at the table now and looks keen to exert as much pressure as possible on his opponents.

Chi Daniel Tang GB 610,000 240,000

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