Proving his Australian Poker Hall of Fame Young Achiever Award was well earned New Zealander [Removed:17] has been busy building quite the chip stack.
We caught Yan involved in a hand against Erik Seidel, with both players being recently moved to the table.
Yan was the aggressor in the hand, opening to 4,500 from early position and picking up two callers in the form of Erik Seidel (small blind) and Didier Guerin in the big blind.
All three players checked the flop with Seidel leading out on the turn for 7,500. Guerin folded but Yan decided to stick around and made the call taking play heads-up to the river.
Seidel checked, rolling over after Yan checked it back, but this was not enough to beat the Kiwi’s . Seidel dropped slightly but still has a huge stack of 344,000 while Yan climbed to over 400,000 and what looks to be close to the chip lead.