$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Opening Event

Tank, Tank, Tank... Tank


Seven minutes. That's how long it took Jie Gao to make a decision on the last hand. It took so long, that 3 or 4 players were eliminated during that time.

Gao was in the big blind and was faced with two shoves. That's when the tanking started. The time on the clock wound down and a crowd gathered to watch Gao simply sit there and think. Eventually Gao made the call and the three players turned their hands over.

Gao: {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Opponent 1: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Opponent 2: {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The tanking payed off in the end as the board ran out {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Gao took down the huge pot, while another two players hit the rail.

Chip stacks
Jie Gao ca 165,000

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