High Stakes Poker is a popular competition that professional poker players line up to compete in. The competition is aired on PokerGO and pits the best of the best against each other. Top names like Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, and Patrik Antonius regularly compete in the series. In the recent 10th episode of Season 9 of High Stakes Poker, DoorDash co-founder Stanley Tang got in on the action.
The billionaire tech entrepreneur is just 29 years old and is from Hong Kong. He went to Stanford University and helped create the popular DoorDash app for food delivery services. During the recent episode, he tried his hand at the high stakes action, and things didn’t run smoothly. Tang did show that he has the fundamentals of poker down pat, but the hands just didn’t go in his favor.
Details of the Recent Episode
At the felt this time around were several big names including Phil Ivey. The poker pro was last in chips with $71,000 followed by Krish Menon with $194,500. Tang had a modest chip stack, with $336,500, sitting just behind Garrett Adelstein and Eric Persson who held $353,000 and $536,500 respectively.
Tang was ready to go from the beginning and got in on a hand with Ivey. Holding J-8 of diamonds with a board of 10-A-5-9-10, Ivey decided to dump his hand on the river and it gave Tang the hand with 10-7.
On another hand, Tang called a bet with Q-10 of hearts and Persson three-bet with 7-2, to the tune of $12,000. The original bettor, Adelstein called along with Tang. The flop fell Q-J-8 and all three players decided to check it out.
The 8 on the turn saw Persson bet $22,500 and Adelstein decided to fold. Tang called and a J fell on the river. Persson bet much more the next go-round with $63,000 and Tang decided to call it quits. Persson was able to bluff it out and land the big pot from his fellow players.
Big Loss to Menon
Tang was back and forth quite a bit during the High Stakes Poker episode but a big downswing would happen when it went up against Menon. On the poker hand, Kenney would raise $3,000 with J-9 of spades. Tang would call with A-K off-suit. Menon had pocket 10s and decided to bet $13,000 of which Kenney would call.
Tang made it more interesting by betting $50,0000 and Menon then moved all in with $287,000. Kenney was out and this left Tang to decide if he was going to go for it. He called with his $241,000 and both decided to run it twice for the pot.
The first run showed 10-A-5-K-3 which did nothing for Tang. The second showed J-3-2-4-Q which helped Menon scoop the pot.