2018 WSOP Event 66: Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em returned Sunday with six players left to battle for the top prize of $323,472 and Longsheng Tan carried his chip lead into his first WSOP bracelet win after four levels of play the final day.
The real estate agent who also plays a lot of poker is originally from China but now makes him home in Las Vegas.
"When I have time, I sell a house. When I don't, I play poker."
"When I have time, I sell a house. When I don't, I play poker."
His poker hobby is paying off a lot lately, as Tan has been cashing all over town for a total of 29 scores already this year for a total of $562,791, including four WSOP cashes.
He put together a dominating final table performance on the final day of play, keeping the turbos on and shifting gears when necessary.
"I just tried my best," said Tan. "As long as I played my best, I'll take whatever result. I had to stay calm. At one point, my chips went down to where almost everyone had almost the same stacks. I told myself to calm down, play my hands and play my best. I was a little bit tilted but still I calmed down and got it in the end. I feel good right now."
Official Final Table Payouts
|1||Longsheng Tan||United States||$323,472|
|2||Lanny Levine||United States||$199,862|
|3||Jayaram Kovoorchathoth||United States||$142,785|
|4||Trey Brabham||United States||$103,212|
|5||Adam Laskey||United States||$75,497|
|6||Stephen Bierman||United States||$55,892|
|7||John Pannucci||United States||$41,884|
|9||Jason Paradis||United States||$24,409|
Final Table Action
Tan held the chip lead for much of the tournament, returning on Day 3 with the lead among the final 26 and ending the night back in the lead after losing it during the day. He then stayed at the top of the counts for the majority of the final table, keeping the pressure on his opponents and winning more than his fair share of pots to stay in command.
After 16 eliminations on Day 3, the field was down to the unofficial final table of ten and players moved to their new home at the Poker Central Twitch feature table in Brasilia. Tan began dropping back in the counts but then sent out Shyam Srinivasan in tenth winning a flip.
The official nine was set and Adam Laskey was responsible for the next elimination, that of Jason Paradis. Paradis was behind with a flush draw against Laskey's top pair and although he hit his flush on the turn, Laskey made a bigger flush on the river to send him out in ninth.
Laskey also eliminated the next two players, Georgios Tavoularis and John Pannucci, in eighth and seventh respectively, to get the field down to six to end play for the night. Tavoularis, who entered the final table as one of the shortest stacks, lost a flip to Laskey, and then Pannucci got it in with fours against Laskey's ace-king and couldn't hold.
Tan and Laskey entered Day 4 as the two big stacks, and both players kept the pressure on. The shortest stack to start the day belonged to Trey Brabham, and he was the first to get all in and at risk. He ran his king-queen on the button smack into the aces of Lanny Levine in the small blind, and politely asked for his "one time." He got it, flopping a queen and turning another to double through.
It would be Stephen Bierman to bite the bullet in sixth place after a very short Levine found a couple doubles to get back in the game. Bierman ran his ace-seven into the ace-ten suited of Jayaram Kavoorchathoth and both made a pair of aces, but Bierman was out-kicked.
"I was a little bit tilted but still I calmed down and got it in the end. I feel good right now."
Stacks began to even out in the next several hands, but a big confrontation between Laskey and Tan would change that. In a limped blind vs. blind hand, Tan check-raised a five-six-nine flop, led the jack turn and shoved when the six paired the board on the river. Laskey called all the way down with ace-nine for nines and sixes on the end, and Tan tabled pocket fives for a full house to eliminate Laskey in fifth and take a big lead in the final four.
Brabham found himself on the other side of a bad beat against Levine when they got it in on a five-eight-five flop, Levine's nine-eight outkicked by Brabham's king-eight. A nine on the river saved Levine, who doubled through and left Brabham short. Brabham busted soon after in fourth place, the first player in the event to earn five-figures.
Tan kept the pressure on three-handed, and play continued this way for a while. Despite doubling through Tan once, Kavoorchathoth eventually committed his stack correctly, check-shoving with pocket fives on a queen-six-four flop against Levine, but Levine looked him up with king-jack and spiked a king on the turn to send Kavoorchathoth out in third.
Tan started heads-up with a 3:2 lead over Levine, and despite holding his own in the match, Levine fell in the 17th hand in a cooler. All the chips went in on the river of a board that read , and Levine's ten-seven for trips was no good against Tan's ace-seven for sevens full.
Levine had to settle for runner-up and a consolation prize of just under $200,000 while Tan took the gold and his best live cash of $323,472.
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- 1 2018 WSOP Event 1: Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in $565 Casino Employees
- 2 2018 WSOP Event 2: Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 2018 WSOP Event 3: Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 2018 WSOP Event 4: Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 2018 WSOP Event 5: Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 6 2018 WSOP Event 6: Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 7 2018 WSOP Event 7: Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 8 2018 WSOP Event 8: Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 9 2018 WSOP Event 9: Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 10 2018 WSOP Event 10: William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 11 2018 WSOP Event 11: Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 12 2018 WSOP Event 12: Jeremy Harkin Wins $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 2018 WSOP Event 13: Benjamin Moon Wins $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 14 2018 WSOP Event 14: Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 15 2018 WSOP Event 15: Andrey Zhigalov Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 16 2018 WSOP Event 16: Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 17 2018 WSOP Event 17: Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 2018 WSOP Event 18: Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 19 2018 WSOP Event 19: Craig Varnell Wins $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 20 2018 WSOP Event 20: Jeremy Wien Conquers $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 21 2018 WSOP Event 21: Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 2018 WSOP Event 22: Philip Long Wins $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 23 2018 WSOP Event 23: Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 24 2018 WSOP Event 24: Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 2018 WSOP Event 25: Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 26 2018 WSOP Event 26: Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 27 2018 WSOP Event 27: John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 28 2018 WSOP Event 28: Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 29 2018 WSOP Event 29: Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 30 2018 WSOP Event 30: Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 31 2018 WSOP Event 31: Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 32 2018 WSOP Event 32: Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 33 2018 WSOP Event 33: Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 34 2018 WSOP Event 34: Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 35 2018 WSOP Event 35: Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 36 2018 WSOP Event 36: Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 37 2018 WSOP Event 37: Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 38 2018 WSOP Event 38: Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 39 2018 WSOP Event 39: Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
- 40 2018 WSOP Event 40: Scott Bohlman Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Big Bet ($122,138)
- 41 2018 WSOP Event 41: Robert Nehorayan Wins $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 42 2018 WSOP Event 42: Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 43 2018 WSOP Event 43: Timur Margolin Takes Down $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 44 2018 WSOP Event 44: Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 45 2018 WSOP Event 45: Mario Prats Garcia Wins $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 46 2018 WSOP Event 46: David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 47 2018 WSOP Event 47: Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
- 48 2018 WSOP Event 48: Tommy Nguyen Wins Monster Stack for $1,037,451
- 49 2018 WSOP Event 49: Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 50 2018 WSOP Event 50: Jay Kwon Wins $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 51 2018 WSOP Event 51: Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 52 2018 WSOP Event 52: Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($296,222)
- 53 2018 WSOP Event 53: Couden Tops Elezra, Matusow, Negreanu, and Fitoussi to win $1,500 PLO8
- 54 2018 WSOP Event 54: Portugal's Diogo Veiga Wins $3K Big Blind Antes ($522,715)
- 55 2018 WSOP Event 55: Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
- 56 2018 WSOP Event 56: Calvin Anderson Wins His Second Bracelet in the $10K Razz ($309,220)!
- 57 2018 WSOP Event 57: Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
- 58 2018 WSOP Event 58: Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 59 2018 WSOP Event 59: Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 60 2018 WSOP Event 60: Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 2018 WSOP Event 61: Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 62 2018 WSOP Event 62: Galen Hall Wins $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em for $888,888
- 63 2018 WSOP Event 63: Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
- 64 2018 WSOP Event 64: Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 65 John Cynn Wins the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8,800,000!
- 66 2018 WSOP Event 66: Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
- 67 2018 WSOP Event 67: Anderson Ireland Wins $1,500 PLO Bounty for First Bracelet and $141K
- 68 2018 WSOP Event 68: Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
- 69 2018 WSOP Event 69: Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 70 2018 WSOP Event 70: Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 71 2018 WSOP Event 71: Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 72 2018 WSOP Event 72: Jordan Polk Wins $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
- 73 2018 WSOP Event 73: Denis Timofeev Bests Leo Margets to Win the $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
- 74 2018 WSOP Event 74: Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
- 75 2018 WSOP Event 75: Joe Cada Wins His Fourth Career Bracelet in The Closer ($612,886)
- 76 2018 WSOP Event 76: Brian Hastings Wins the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E and 4th Bracelet
- 77 2018 WSOP Event 77: Ben Yu Wins Third Bracelet in $50,000 High Roller $1,650,773