Seven years ago, Yan Shing “Anson” Tsang finished seventh in an HKD 1,000,000 (USD 129,000) No Limit Hold’em event at the GuangDong Asia Millions in Macau for a million bucks.
Seven years later, and he enters a tournament with a total prizepool of a million bucks, and wins a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, all from the sanctity of whatever four walls he is currently calling ‘home’.
Tsang picked apart the 2,315-entrant field in Event #68: $500 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack like an experienced electrician picking apart a string cheese switchboard to collect the $150,460 first prize on GGPoker. It’s his 12th cash of the 2020 WSOP series, and before this win his deepest dive came in the event prior, finishing 12th in the $500 Limit Hold’em event.
It’s not the first time Tsang has won a bracelet. In fact, Tsang has finished a few cards away from a barrage of bangles in the past two years making five live final tables. In 2018, he won the €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed bracelet in Rozvadov. Last year, he finished seventh in the €550 Pot Limit Omaha, fifth in the €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter, and sixth in the €2,200 Pot Limit Omaha – all in Rozvadov. He also finished third behind Alex Epstein and Thai Ha in the $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em in Vegas.
The only other player at the final table with a hint of a record was Nobuaki Sasaki who finished fourth in the $10,000 Short-Deck No Limit Hold’em Championships earlier in the series.
Here are the final table results.
Final Table Results
- Anson Tsang – $150,460
- Mohaiman Ashrafee – $116,809
- Stephen Holford – $83,986
- Amir Divir – $60,387
- Wong Soon Heong – $43,419
- Malcolm Trayner – $31,219
- Marc Carola – $22,446
- Nobuaki Sasaki – $16,139
- Eder Campana – $11,604
Superstars who went deeper than an ant in a deprivation tank included Sam Vousden (26th), Daniel Dvoress (56th), and George Wolff (110th).