2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Taking One on the Chen

Shamus • Level 3: 150-300, 0 ante

Yan Chen opened with a raise to 700 from middle position and it folded around to the player in the big blind who promptly reraised to 3,200. Chen took a sip of his coffee, rechecked his cards, took another sip, then made the call.

The flop came {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, and Chen's opponent didn't waste too much time before betting 6,000. Chen again initially responded by taking a sip of his drink, then began riffling his green (25) chips. Then he started with the orange (5000) chips, then went back to his coffee.

Suddenly he interrupted the rhythm of his movements by setting out a stack of 29,000 in front of him. His opponent set out his remaining chips, too -- 28,700 total -- and the players turned over their cards.

Chen showed {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for aces and tens, but had the worse two pair as his opponent showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. The turn was the {9-Spades} and river the {J-Clubs}, and all the chips went the way of Chen's opponent.

After that hit, Chen is suddenly down to about 3,000 chips.

Tags: Yan Chen