Tang Takes Chip Lead into the Final Table of Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck
Another day at the Super High Roller Bowl has come to an end. Today, Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck was on the menu and it attracted 26 players to the Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa poker room. Those players reentered 19 times to create a prize pool of $1,125,000.
Hong Kong's Danny Tang will be coming back for the final table with 4,450,000 in chips which is worth a whopping 297 antes. Trailing Tang is Chris Brewer with 2,965,000 while Xia Jiang He has 2,765,000 in chips. They are joined by Tony G, Robert Flink, and Paul Phua.
Event #3: $25,000 Short Deck Final Table Seat Draw
|2||Xia Jiang He||China||2,765,000||184|
|5||Chris Brewer||United States||2,965,000||198|
|6||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||4,450,000||297|
When the registration had closed, there were only 14 players left in the tournament and one of them was PokerGO's own Cary Katz. He flopped a pair but Ivan Leow flopped the higher one which he improved to trips to sent Katz back to his hotel room. A few minutes later, Tony G doubled through Phil Ivey who then lost the remainder of his stack to He who will be making his second final table appearance here in Cyprus.
While Phua managed to double up twice to stay alive, Richard Yong failed to get rid of Tony G to then lost his last few chips to He too for the bubble stage to start. It would take a few rounds of hand-for-hand play before Tang shoved on Leow which he limp-called. Tang flopped two pair while Leow turned one too for some hope but those were crushed when he bricked the river.
With seven players left, Boris Turitsa shoved on Tang who made the call to increase his chip lead by a big margin as he flopped a full house with pocket jacks. Turitsa had hit trip aces but couldn't pair the board to bust for $45,000.
With 15 minutes and 46 seconds left in Level 12, play will resume at 1 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 26. The PokerGO stream will be live from 2 p.m. local time and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here again to bring you all the action on a similar delay so make sure to return to see who will take it down!