Celebrity chef and restauranteur David Chang was a contestant on the newest season of ABC’s common gameshow Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Chang went on the present to attempt to increase cash for his charity, Southern Smoke Foundation, which is a disaster aid group benefitting meals and beverage business employees who’ve been hit laborious by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chang ended up making a run to the ultimate query, at which level he had a alternative of taking the $500,000 he had already gained or primarily risking all of it to go for the $1 million prime prize. If he had been to go for it and reply incorrectly, he would solely stroll away with $32,000.
“I’m a gambling man, and shame on me if this is wrong, but I’m doing this because having a million dollars right now, in this moment, is a game-changer for many families,” stated Chang whereas debating going for it.
Check out a video clip of the ultimate moments, posted by the official Who Wants To Be A Millionaire account:
The phrase “probably” shouldn’t be within the phone-a-friend vocabulary… however David Chang trusts in his pal’s information and it pays off BIG TIME. #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire pic.twitter.com/Ky84OgtjBH
— Millionaire TV (@MillionaireTV) November 30, 2020
Professional poker participant and coach Kevin Rabichow took to social media after to reward Chang’s strategy to the choice.
“He jokes many times in this clip (and on Twitter, afterwards) about his gambling problem paying off, but really he does all the right things that are so easy to get wrong in a game show!” stated Rabichow in a Twitter put up. “Notice when Kimmel quotes that in 20 years no celebrity has won $1 million on this show. Chang immediately asks how many of them got the final question wrong. He recognizes that almost nobody would risk losing $468,000 if they were unsure of the answer. But he trusts his lifeline!”
“Additionally, he says the game plan coming into this show was to go for $1m. The top prize is not only a donation for the hospitality industry but also the added recognition and attention they will get from the excitement of winning,” Rabichow stated later within the thread. “He sees that he’s playing for more than $1 million.”
According to a 2014 tweet from longtime World Series of Poker broadcaster Lon McEachern, Chang is a “big poker fan, and a decent player too.”