Danny Tang Explains Interesting Hand Against Chance Kornuth

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The 2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona festival continues to move toward its finish this weekend, with the €5,300 Main Event among the marquee tournaments still to complete.

There have been many interesting hands so far in the tournament, including one yesterday during Day 3 between Danny Tang and Chance Kornuth. During a break afterwards, Tang took time to analyze for our own Sarah Herring.

It was Level 15, where the blinds were 2,000/4,000 with a 5,000 ante. Tang explains below how after being dealt {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} on the button he opened with a raise to 9,000 and it folded to Kornuth in the big blind.

As reported by PokerNews, before looking at his cards Kornuth quipped “Let’s see if I’ve got a playable hand,” then squeezed. “Oh look, I did,” he continued, and defended his big blind with a call.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Hearts} — like a “dream flop” explains Tang — and when checked to he continuation bet for 8,500 and got a call from Kornuth.

If we didn’t know from the video what Tang held, we wouldn’t realize what the {J-Clubs} on the turn meant — a straight flush. He had a monster, but could he get value from Kornuth?

The pair checked through on fourth street and when Kornuth made a big pot-sized bet after the river {4-Diamonds}, Tang of course raised, prompting puzzlement from Kornuth. Here what Tang has to say both about how he played the hand and what Kornuth thought he might have had:

Kornuth would later bust in another interesting hand versus Anthony Chimkovitch, finishing in 136th place while Chimkovitch began Day 4 as the chip leader. Meanwhile Tang also came back on Day 4, sitting 62nd of 98 in the counts to begin the day.

As noted, the €5,300 Main Event continues today, with the €10,300 High Roller getting started as well. Stick close to PokerNews for wall-to-wall coverage of both events, including live updates, chip counts, photos, videos, results, and more.