Cary Katz is still over 1,000,000 chips, but he’s no longer the Event #4 final table chip leader.
That’s because Danny Tang just doubled through Katz, showing off some speech play in the process.
Action was picked up with Rainer Kempe and Anson Tsang calling before Katz raised to 150,000.
Tang, who was on the button, moved all-in for 412,000 and that move forced folds from both limpers. Katz wasn’t as easy to shed, as he used a time extension while in the tank.
As his opponent thought, Tang started talking to Katz.
They went back and forth about what the other player could have. As their discussion died down, Tang said he felt like Katz would call.
“My speech play is so good, but how do I flip?” Tang said and shortly after Katz called.
Tang had to hold with to Katz’s and he did on the runout.
Both players are now on either side of 1,000,000 chips.
|2||Cary Katz||United States||2,250,000|
|3||Chin Wei Lim||Hong Kong||470,000|
|4||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||425,000|
|7||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||620,000|
10,000 / 10,000
Big Blind Ante
Hok Yiu Lee moved all in for 238,000 and Cary Katz made the call.
“That’s about the best you could’ve hoped for,” Katz said to Lee who was looking for some help.
The board ran out and Lee was eliminated in eighth place.
There is now a redraw for the final seven players. Play will continue until there are five players remaining.
|Hok Yiu Lee||Busted||-220,000|
Sam Greenwood raised to 45,000 and Hok Yiu Lee moved all in after which Chin Wei Lim called all in for 200,000 and Greenwood folded.
The board ran out and Tang found himself a double up by making a flush.
|Chin Wei Lim||420,000||75,000|
|Hok Yiu Lee||220,000||-130,000|
10,000 / 10,000
Big Blind Ante
Sam Soverel busted to Sam Greenwood and then a few hands later, the Canadian conceded the chip lead to Cary Katz.
Action was picked up after Katz raised to 91,000 from the button and Greenwood called to see the flop.
Both players checked and Greenwood bet 70,000 after the fell on the turn.
Katz took some time before raising to 255,000 and after Greenwood called – the leaders of Event #4 went to the river.
The brought checks from both seven-figure stacks and Katz tabled .
As Katz collected the pot, Greenwood asked if Katz checked the nut straight back on the flop. The new chip leader laughed, before reminding the table that flopping the nuts in Short Deck doesn’t guarantee you anything.
Katz isn’t guaranteed a second British Poker Open cash yet either, but he is the chip leader two spots from the final table.
Stephen Chidwick will have to wait another day to record the third cash of his British Poker Open after being eliminated by Cary Katz.
Action was picked up after Chidwick shoved just over 190,000 from the button. After a few folds from early limpers Katz called and tabled .
The short stack held and even though Chidwick picked up a decent amount of outs on the turn, he was sent packing after the runout.
As Chidwick exited, Katz was back over seven-figures
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