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Chan Survives, Tran Doubles while Fei and Yanchao Take a Hit

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

Justin Chan decided to roll the dice on one of the last hands played with the man to kick start the action Albert Paik, who opened for 15,000 from middle position with a player on the hi-jack making the call before Chan moved all-in from the button for 97,000 in total. Paik made a quick fold and while the other player in the hand agonized over the decision for an eternity he too eventually elected to let it go, meaning Chan lives to fight another day and will be returning for Day 3.

Lu Fei will also be returning for Day 3, but with a much smaller stack as he lost a big coin flip to Linh Tran on one of the final hands of the day. Fei was the initial raiser and Tran moved the last of his chips in over the top and Fei made the call.

Lu Fei: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Linh Tran: {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}

Tran was the at-risk player but will be returning for Day 3 with a much more playable stack after the board ran out {4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Tran finished play with 310,000 and while Fei did not bust he now has a much-reduced stack of 73,000.

Zhao Yanchao almost came back as the Day 3 chip leader but lost a hand that turned out to be a bit of a cooler right at the close. Fortunately for the Chinese player, his opponent was short. Yanchao, holding {6-}{7-} flopped the nut straight on a {3-}{4-}{5-} board and was up against a short stack's {3-}{3-}.

However, running cards on the {k-} turn and {k-} river saw his opponent fill up to a full house and Yanchao dropped a little to finish with 699,000.

Player Chips Progress
Zhao Yanchao cn
Zhao Yanchao
cn 699,000 -91,000
Linh Tran ca
Linh Tran
ca 310,000 109,000
Justin Chan tw
Justin Chan
tw 135,000 -40,000
Lu Fei CN
Lu Fei
CN 73,000 -132,000

Tags: Justin ChanLinh TranLu FeiZhao Yanchao