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Dong Wins More; Yanchao Catching Up

RazorSharpPro • Level 9: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Zhao Yanchao

The ever elusive Yu Dong continues to dodge our watching eye but we arrived at his table in time to see him raking in yet more chips and the Chinese player is now sitting on a stack of 980,000.

The man closest to catching Dong is the ever-active Zhao Yanchao, whom we caught in action shortly afterward in a hand against Vivian Im that saw Yanchao edge up to second on the chip leaderboard.

It was Im who opened the action with a raise to 13,000 from middle position and a player on the button made the call, before small blind Yanchao squeezed to 35,000.

Im thought long and hard before making the call and the button folded to take play heads-up to a flop of {5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}, which Yanchao led for 35,000. Im took her time thinking it over but made the call to swell the pot to 150,000 and the {5-Spades} came in on the turn.

Yanchao barrelled again, reaching for big chips this time and splashed out a bet of 63,000. Im really agonized over the decision before choosing to let it go, dropping down to 250,000 while Yanchao stacked up to 790,000.

Player Chips Progress
Yu Dong Yang CN
Yu Dong Yang
CN 980,000 276,000
Zhao Yanchao cn
Zhao Yanchao
cn 790,000 280,000
Vivian Im kr
Vivian Im
kr 250,000 -30,000

Tags: Vivian ImYu DongZhao Yanchao