With the board showing on the river and about 190K already in the pot, Zhen Cai bet 90,000 from the big blind, and Danny Chang raised from the button to 250,000.
Cai asked how much Chang had left in his stack, and it was 135K. Cai moved all in, and Chang quickly folded.
Cai showed his first, saying he was value-betting his two pair on the river. But right after he bet, he realized that his other two cards, , rivered an ace-high straight.
Chang took the loss in stride, smiling and saying, “I’m in my comfort zone. No chips.”
Zhen Cai – 1,335,000 (53 bb)
Danny Chang – 135,000 (5 bb)
The next hand, Chang got it all in from the big blind for 110,000 against Zhen Cai in the small blind.
The board came , and since neither player made a qualifying low hand, Chang won the pot with a higher two pair, aces and sevens, to double up in chips.
Danny Chang – 260,000 (10 bb)
Zhen Cai – 1,225,000 (49 bb)
With three players remaining, the average chip stack is around 625,000 (25 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $11,900 each.