Two years after winning a WSOP bracelet in Pot Limit Omaha, Anson Tsang has won his second World Series of Poker WSOP bracelet in Event # 68 of this extended and online 2020 event.
With a whopping 2,315 entries, the $500-entry no limit hold’em Deepstack event on GGPoker ended again with Anson Tsang’s top of the pile, this time winning a huge $1,099,625 heads-up after he got the better of Mohaiman Ashrafee.
Tsang has now cashed a dozen times over this series of WSOP events on both WSOP.com and GGPoker and has three times the number of cashes in Las Vegas and at King’s Casino in Rozvadov where he won that 2018 bracelet.
Some of the players to join Tsang in the money have included some of the world’s biggest stars this time around. As partypoker’s Joao Vieira and famous poker player Vanessa Kade did, the GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu made the money. Nevertheless, Tsang was still at the top of the leaderboard and went as one of eight nationalities into the nine-handed final table, including players from countries as far-flung as Bangladesh, Israel, Mexico and Japan.
When the final table started, Tsang had the lead and with far more entries than in 2018 when he outlasted 186 others in the €2,200-entry Pot Limit Omaha event that was part of the World Series of Poker Europe festival, his big stack from off went on the offensive.
Eder Campana from Brazil was all-in and at risk with the best hand of ace-four, after Stephen Holford managed to escape an all-in and call to double back into contention, but Tsang had made the call with nine-ten and flopped a straight to limit the field to eight.
Bolstered by his double-up, Holford turned executioner as his ace-king was enough to overpower Nobuaki Sasaki to death, as the Japanese descended with ace-queen.
Mexican player Marc Carola moved into seventh place, before Australian player Malcolm Trayner departed sixth. Won Soon Heong followed them onto the automated rail after he bustled too hard with a perfect eight-seven, Holford ‘s ace-king. Tsang, maybe thinking he had to lift the pressure on his rivals, then went on a tear-up, taking care of Israeli player Amir Dvir.
Holford had enjoyed a stirring run to the final three, but would not go any further, his ace-seven all-in running into Bangladeshi player Mohaiman Ashrafee’s brick wall, whose as-queen saw him go into the heads-up battle instead of the British player.
Heads-up was an imbalanced duel, Tsang went into it with a big lead, but it lasted more than half an hour, and in the end it was decidedly a cool, decided hand. Ashrafee was shorter than his opponent and oved all-in with queen-jack, but Tsang kept king-queen and it was all over when he flopped the nut straight and Tsang was a double winner of the WSOP bracelet.
WSOP 2020 Online Series Event #68 Final Table Results:
|1st||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||$150,460|
|3rd||Stephen Holford||United Kingdom||$83,986|
|5th||Wong Soon Heong||Hong Kong||$43,419|