With eighteen World Series of Poker cashes, including a fifth-place finish, Andrew Teng is ready to claim his million. With a first-place finish at the 2014 GUKPT Edinburgh Main Event in April and plenty of successful poker playing friends to cheer him on, Teng has his eye on the big prize.
Sitting as the short stack going into the first break of the day, we caught up with Teng to find out how the day is going and his plans for the rest of the day.
PokerNews: Congratulations on reaching the final table of one of the most talked about tournaments of the summer. You have been a little quiet so far - what’s happening out there?
Andrew Teng: Thank you. The day isn’t going very well. I haven’t won a pot yet. I am just not catching any breaks. Honestly, I feel everyone is playing pretty terrible today.
You had some good scores in Europe leading into the World Series of Poker. How is it different trying to navigate this huge of a field?
It’s the same.
You live in the U.K. with Dominik Nitsche, how does that help your game?
It’s great to talk to [Dom] and he is better than me, so it helps.
I’m assuming you are living in a grind house in Vegas this summer, too? Did you get any help last night to prepare for the day?
Yes. I talked with Dom on some strategy.
You have been predominantly a cash game player up until a few years ago. Why the switch?
It’s all Shaun Deeb’s fault. He convinced me to play tournaments and then he “quit”.
Would you consider yourself predominantly a tournament player now, or do you still play a fair amount of cash?
Yeah, mainly OFC (Open-face Chinese).
What’s your game plan for the rest of the day?
Try and move up in spots and get as much money as I can.