Danny Tang wins High Roller No Limit Holdem event at WSOPJuly 13, 2019 2:38 am
Another seven-figure cash has been paid out at the 2019 World Series of Poker.
The $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold’em tournament concluded at the WSOP on Wednesday, and the last man standing was Danny Tang. It was the first WSOP win for Tang, who also become only the second person from Hong Kong to win an WSOP bracelet.
Tang overcame 123 entrants in the tournament to cash $1,608,406. It may have been Tang’s first WSOP win, but it was far from his first big win, or large cash, as the payday bumped his career live-poker earnings up to just over $6 million.
Tang had to outlast some of the world’ best and brightest high roller poker players to claim his first WSOP win. The seven remaining players on the final day of the tournament shared seven WSOP bracelet between them, and included a few well-known names including Adrian Mateos, Ali Imsirovic, and Sam Soverel.
It came down to Tang and Soverel heads-up for the tournament title. When heads-up play began Tang had a sizable chip lead with 31.9 million chips to Soverel’s 5.1 million.
Soverel did not go quietly though, and made a run at Tang, slowly chipping away at his stack. At one point Soverel came within seven million chips of Tang after doubling up with A-10 after he hit an Ace on the flop.
On the final hand with Tang having regained most of his lost chips both players pushed all-in preflop. Soverel was dominated in the hand with Ac-3h versus Tang’s Ah-Jh. The flop didn’t help either player after it showed 10s-10c-5d.
The turn changed everything when the 3c showed up giving Soverel the lead. Tang needed an Ace, Jack or Five on the river to win, and his prayers were answered when the Ad fell. That gave both players two pair, Aces and Tens, but Tang’s Jack-kicker gave him the hand and the tournament win.
For Soverel is was his second final table of the WSOP after a third place finish in the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. For his second place finish he cashed $994,072.