|Sep 5 - 6, 2019||
Short Deck Hold'em - BPO Event #4
Anson Yan Shing Tsang is one of the highest ranking live tournament professional poker players from Hong Kong and is a WSOP champion. He got his name on the board in 2009 however it wasn’t until 2013 where he posted a significant result. Anson Tsang placed 7th out of 125 entries in the HK$ 1,000,000 buy-in Guang Dong Asia Millions Main Event for HK$ 7,150,000 (~US$ 921,004). Until today, that payout remains to be his single largest live score.
Following that huge payday, Anson Tsang seemed to disappear from the live scene. No winnings were recorded for the next three years. Then in 2017, he re-emerged, coming out strong with 21 deep runs. Although none were victories, eleven were cashes in the five-digits and two in the six-digit range. The largest was 4th place out of 688 players at the Mid-States Poker Tour Deepstack Extravaganza III for a payout of US$ 220,745. He also cashed three times that year at the WSOP for nearly US$ 70,000 in winnings. Two of them were at Pot Limit Omaha, a game Anson Tsang also excels in. To close out that year, he pocketed € 78,500 (US$ 92544) at the PokerStars Championship Prague – € 1,100 National Championship event for finishing 5th out of 2,117 runners.
If 2017 was a big one, 2018 was even bigger for Anson Tsang . He cashed in 22 events in various parts of the globe. His first take was at the Aussie Millions. He nearly shipped the A$ 2,500 No Limit Hold’em Six Max Shot Clock event finishing 3rd out of 252 entries. This earned him A$ 55,280 (US$ 44,375) and it was the first of seven 5-digit payouts he pocketed that year. He also gained three 6-digit payouts. The biggest shipment was at EPT Barcelona € 10,300 Pot Limit Omaha for € 151,700 (US$ 176,680).
Anson Tsang also had a better run at the WSOP that year with seven cashes. His biggest was at the US$ 10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship where he placed 10th out of 476 players for a payout of US$ 67,210. This became his largest score at the WSOP until WSOPE in Rozvadov where he won the € 2,200 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max for € 91,730 (US$ 105,428). He remains to be the only player from Hong Kong to have won a WSOP bracelet.
2019 is shaping up to be another profitable year for the pro. Anson Tsang gained in three events at EPT Monte Carlo for nearly US$ 67,000 in combined total winnings. He is currently in Las Vegas for the WSOP.
He cashed at the US$ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em – WPT Aria Summer Championship finishing 8th out of 192 runners and placed 3rd out of 114 entries of the WSOP US$ 10,000 Short Deck event for a payday of US$ 130,482.
Anson Tsang is ranked 5th in Hong Kong’s All Time Money List.