2020 WSOP Online: Anson Tsang Wins Bracelet #2 in the $500 No Limit Hold’em

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

  1. Anson Tsang – $150,460
  2. Mohaiman Ashrafee – $116,809
  3. Stephen Holford – $83,986
  4. Amir Divir – $60,387
  5. Wong Soon Heong – $43,419
  6. Malcolm Trayner – $31,219
  7. Marc Carola – $22,446
  8. Nobuaki Sasaki – $16,139
  9. 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).