Daniel “Danny” Chi Tang was born in Hong Kong in 1992 but emigrated to the UK when he was young. He started playing poker during University in Manchester, first with small cash games and then smaller tournaments (first results from 2013).
Danny’s more notable results start in 2015 with a second place finish in a Deep Stack event in Nottingham for the equivalent of $50,000, followed by another second place finish in the same location at the partypoker WPT National Main event in 2016 for more than $130,000.
2016 was also the year of his first World Series Of Poker appearance, booking no less than five cashes over the summer.
The first notable high roller result is recorded in October 2017 at the Asian Championship of Poker in Macau where Danny came third for $130,000. Just two months later he took down the High Roller event at the PokerStars Championship in Prague for €381,000 after a deal with runner-up Sergio Aido.
During the WSOP 2018 Danny scored four cashes, including a 31st place finish in the Main Event for $230,000.
In December 2018 he showed his high roller skills once more, coming 4th at the EPT in Prague for just under €200,000.
2019 was the year Danny’s star really started shining brightly. At the Triton Super High Roller Series Main Event in May he lost heads-up to Bryn Kenney, booking a second place result for $1.8 million.
Just two months later at the WSOP he finally shipped a big one, the $50,000 Final Fifty, taking home $1.6 million and his first bracelet. This result added up his lifetime earnings to over $6 million.
Danny wants to leave a legacy, so scoring the first ever Vegas bracelet, and second overall, for Hong Kong means a lot to him. His goal is to eventually become the number one in earnings for Hong Kong.
Interview with WSOP bracelet winner Danny Tang