Danny Tang Takes Down $50k Final Fifty Bracelet For $1,608,406

Hong Kongs Danny Tang scooped $1,608,406 and the WSOP Final Fifty gold bracelet last night, the first big step on his dream journey to the poker history books…

By: Andrew Burnett

"I want to go down in the history books. I just want to be remembered," said Tang after becoming only the second Hong Kong player to lift WSOP gold, and his $50k Final Fifty title saw him defeat many of the world’s best players.

The final table saw seven players returning to battle, Brandon Adams and Adrian Mateos among them, all guaranteed $212k for making it through the 123-entry field.

Ali Imsirovic was the first to hit the rail when Adams caught two pair on the turn and Keith Tilston followed him out of the tournament when he ran into Mateos’ pocket kings, but the Spaniard himself then fell to Sam Soverel.

Adams would be next for the chopping block, his hopes of adding another bracelet to his WSOP online win last week ended by Tang, now holding a big chip lead.

When Australia’s Michael Addamo fell in 3rd, it was heads up between Soverel and Tang for the title, and although Soverel closed the gap early on, it was Tang who would emerge victorious for his first gold bracelet.

"It means absolutely everything”, he told WSOP reporters afterwards.

“Being one of the ambassadors for Hong Kong and Asia, and to just win the first bracelet in Las Vegas in a No-Limit Hold'em event. It's just unreal. Words can't describe it".

Final results:

1 Danny Tang $1,608,406
2 Sam Soverel $994,072
3 Michael Addamo $697,375
4 Brandon Adams $500,282
5 Adrian Mateos $367,186
6 Keith Tilston $275,874
7 Ali Imsirovic $212,292
8 Seth Davies $167,420

 

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