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Zhang Self Destructs

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The power dynamic seems to have shifted slightly in Ma’s favour and despite constant aggression from his opponent Ma has managed to edge slightly in front over the last few hands. Zhang has won the last three hands on the trot, but only because Ma has been folding to his aggressive play pre-flop so he … Read More


Ma Strikes Back
With all the aggression from Zhang it was only a matter of time before Ma chose to make a stand. Sitting on the button Ma pops it up to 350,000 and Zhang ... Read More

Zhang Strikes First
With all the hubbub of the player introductions for the heads up end to this CPC Main Event over, it’s now down to the business of finding out who will be crowned ... Read More

Chip Count Going Into Heads Up
Place Name Country Chip Stack 1 Chao Ma China 4,160,000 2 Mengmeng Zhang China 4,120,000 Read More

Xu Falls on Ma Trap
No sooner had we just lost Hui Wen in fourth then we had another player’s destiny with the rail fast-tracked. The man doing the damage this time around was Chao Ma, who ... Read More

Wen Shorts Out
Hui Wen’s short stack finally crumbled under the pressure of the blinds and antes when he was forced to push from the small blind with J♣ 5♦ for 410,000 and the big-stacked ... Read More

Wen Grabs Lifeline
We have a third consecutive all-in in as many hands when the now short-stacked Hui Wen shoves the button for his last 310,000. Chao Ma calls instantly, though this is due to ... Read More

Swings And Roundabouts
It’s always good to pick up a hand when you have just lost a massive pot as no one ever believes you, which has just worked out to the advantage of Mengmeng ... Read More