Something that we have discovered this week is that Zhao Yanchao is a fun man to watch at the poker tables. Always ready with a smile and not shy about throwing the chips around Yanchao is one of the field’s more active players and can show up with a wide range of hands, and is not averse to pulling off the odd bluff or two – just askJustin Chan.
It should come as no surprise then, that Yanchao was the instigator in this particular pot, making it 17,000 to go from early position with big blind Jeffrey Lo the only customer.
Lo checked the rainbow flop over to Yanchao who quickly flicked a 15,000 continuation bet off the top of his stack, which Lo called to keep the action heads-up to the turn.
Lo checked again and this time Yanchao checked it back and the came in on the river to pair the board. Given a chance to take the initiative, Lo seized it eagerly and fired out a bet of 25,000. Yanchao popped a can of Redbull and took a swig while he mulled over the decision but eventually elected to let it go.