APPT Macau Main Event

Another Strange One

Daoxing Chen
Another hand, another tank by Daoxing Chen. Despite receiving a friendly warning by the tournament directors to generally "hurry up" with his actions, it took Chen all of one hand to enter his favorite little world - the tank.

We didn't catch the preflop action but assume that Chen had raised from the button with Brandon Demes defending in the big blind. The flop of {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{K-Spades} was checked, as was the {Q-Clubs} turn, before the {8-Spades} landed on the river.

Demes decided to lead out with a near pot-sized bet of 175,000. This wasn't a decision for Chen's tournament life, yet after a good four minutes we were all still waiting. TD Danny McDonagh arrived to call the clock once again on Chen. The clock ticked down, the final ten seconds were counted down and Chen still hadn't acted. His hand was declared dead.

"Can I show?" inquired Chen in broken English. When the answer was in the affirmative, he flashed {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}.