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Yap Takes a Bite out of Yang

RazorSharpPro • Level 11: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jun Wah Yap

We struggled to catch much of Yu Dong Yang in action yesterday as no-one wanted to tangle with the big stack. That is not the case today though we caught a big pot that played out between Yang and fellow tablemate Jun Wah Yap.

Yang has not been running as well today as yesterday and his massive 987,000 starting stack had shrunk to a little under 600,000 before the following hand took place.

It was Yang who was the man to kick start the action with a raise to 21,000 from under-the-gun and the action folded around to Yap in the small blind. The Malaysian player wanted to play for more and popped it up to 76,000 and the action was back on Yang.

The Chinese player wasted no time and quickly announced he was all-in and Yap did not look happy. However, he also did not look like he wanted to fold. Eventually, Yap shrugged and said the magic words ‘I call…’ and the cards were turned over.

Jun Wah Yap: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Yu Dong Yang: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

Both players were calling for their respective cards and it looked like Yap, who was the player at-risk, wanted it more and the first card off the top of the deck was the {a-Clubs} followed by {8-Hearts}{q-Spades} with the rest of the board running out {j-Hearts} and {a-Spades} to give Yap trips and the pot. Yap climbed to 713,000 while Yang’s once mighty stack was left much reduced and he dropped to 215,000.

Player Chips Progress
Jun Wah Yap my
Jun Wah Yap
my 713,000 410,000
Yu Dong Yang CN
Yu Dong Yang
CN 215,000 -772,000

Tags: Jun Wah YapYu Dong Yang