Tang and Tan Tangle
We just watched three hands in a row that had huge pots in every single one. The other common denominator? Tianyuan Tang and Xuan Tan were involved in all three.
Tang Shows the Bluff
Aymon Hata raised to 110,000 from the button and Xuan Tan called in the small blind. But Tang had other plans and he three-bet to 350,000.
Action came back to Hata who four-bet to 770,000. Tan snap-folded, shaking his head and moaning, "So sick."
Tang wasn't done yet. He five-bet pushed all in over the top and Hata instantly folded.
"Show the bluff," the rail yelled and Tang obliged by turning over . Hata grinned as he saw a heap of his chips go to Tang, along with the title of chip leader.
Tang Sets Up
In the next hand, Tan raised to 110,000 from the button and got a call from Tang in the small blind and Avraham Oziel in the big blind.
The flop came and all players checked, bringing out the turn. That was checked through as well, revealing the river of . All three players checked once again. Tang flipped over for a rivered set that he couldn't entice anyone to bet into.
Li Lets It Go
In the third hand in a row, Tan bet 110,000 from the cutoff and Tang called again. Yan Li also called, doing so from the big blind.
The flop was and Li checked. Tan bet 175,000 and Tang figured he'd used up his luck, releasing his hand. Li called.
The turn was the and both players checked. The river came and Li checked again. Tan bet out 350,000 and Li thought intently for half a minute before folding.