If you’ve been following poker at all for these past few months, you won’t have been able to avoid the name Danny Tang.
The Hong Kong native has been on an absolute tear of late, winning his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in a $50K High Roller event for $1.6 million, and following that up with a €100K Super High Roller third-place finish here at EPT Barcelona, good for €847K.
We caught up with Tang on break in the €25K ‘Trip Saver’ final table, where he’d later lock up a €118K score for his fifth-place finish.
PokerStars Blog: Hey Danny, congratulations on all your recent success. Is there anything in particular you would attribute it too? A change in study, perhaps?
Danny Tang: Honestly, I’m just pretty friendly with a bunch of these guys who have been playing high stakes for a while. Speaking to them and talking hands with them has taken my game to another level, I guess. I’ve been on the right side of variance and I’m riding the heat, getting more and more good results.
You took down your first WSOP bracelet earlier this summer. That must have been quite special?
Oh, it was amazing. Winning a bracelet is the dream of all poker players, y’know? And to win the first bracelet for Hong Kong is just a dream come true. I’m proud to represent and put Hong Kong on the map in the international circuit.
You’ve also had a great EPT Barcelona, coming close in the €100K Super High Roller. How has the trip been overall?
It has been great. The Super High Roller would have been a nice one to win. I’ve never had a big result here at EPT Barcelona. I think my biggest result here was last year in the Main when I finished like 14th or something for around €90K (Tang actually finished 13th for €88K). So it was nice to get one of those big six-figure scores.
It was a tough tournament. I learned a lot from it. I probably didn’t play my best game, but sometimes that’s just how tournaments are.
What are your plans for the next few months?
I’m looking forward to getting even better. I just want to become one of the best in the world one day, y’know?
Any World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) plans?
Honestly, I don’t plan on playing any of the WCOOP at all. I’ll be playing on Natural 8 who sponsor me, they’re running a series alongside WCOOP.
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