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Terrence Chan

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The day before the main event
I'm playing Day 1A, i.e. Friday (tomorrow) of the main event. There's a saying - I think attributed to Doyle - that the day you're knocked out of the main event of the WSOP is the worst day of the year. Now, Doyle's played 36 WSOP MEs and I've only played two, but my experience has been thusfar different. I think the worst day of my year, poker-wise, is almost certainly the day I lose the most money. And these days, that's certainly never going to be a tournament (nor will it be for Doyle, but I guess he feels more nostalgia towards the event...). But it's one of the most fun days of the year, for sure, and it's sad when it ends. Here's to hoping that won't be tomorrow!

Today I'll almost certainly be hanging out at home doing nothing. I may get a massage. I may go to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, although I'm kinda tired. I was up until 5am last night, of all things, watching Jerrod and Jim Feldhouse take two hours to set up the Axis and Allies game board just so Jim could attempt to be the first person in a thousand years to successfully invade the British isles, fail, and surrender - on his first turn. I awoke at 11am, and was about to go back to sleep until realizing that I can't stay up until 5am again tonight, since if all goes well I'll be playing from noon until midnight on Friday. So I forced myself up, and will drag myself through the day until about 2am or so.

gl to everyone in the main event!

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the best of luck to you!

I have empathy for Doyle's sentiment, busting out of that tournament was always a bad day for me, even in the good years. But then, I think that tournament had a different meaning back when, oh, less than 500 people played, and one could think to oneself with some reasonableness, "I WILL be the wsop CHAMP someday."
The death of the reasonableness of that thought has changed the nature of the main event, I think.

Ahh, Axis and Allies. Wish I were back again, for that as much as for the poker. God I spent a lot of hourse in high school playing that game...

Same here. We made our own "world at war" game based on it with a 6x5 map and 11 countries!

Good luck to you... the ME seems more like an endurance test more and more each year!

Good luck and have fun. I wish I was out there running with you and the rest of the herd.

11am isn't it? I was thinking noon too but just looked at the structure sheet online and it says 11

Click the link for the main event. Below the blind schedule, it says 11 AM.

that's where i was looking, in the structure sheet"

"Play will begin on days 1A, 1B, 1C, and 1D at 11 AM. There may be NO DINNER BREAK. "

oh though i see on the main page it says noon. i guess my money would be on noon but i'm sure they'll manage to make everyone mad one way or the other

glad i'm on 1D

Good Luck sir. I've got two friends (vogman42 and wineguyTX) who are both playing tomorrow, hope all three of you make it past the first minefield.

Love the Axis and Allies sidenote! Anyways good luck to you in the ME. Kick ass!

GL Terrence...i saw Hellmuth say something on one of the Cardplayer videos...even though 8000 people are playing, 70% of the field will bust out when he is not even in the room...sorta made sense to me....

i will be rooting for you and all my other LJ/BARGE/RGP etc etc friends...

GL Terrence go deep in the main event!!!

Good luck Terrence.

BTW, FullTilt has decided to grace you with full control of 3rd place in the second live update. No pressure, LOL.

1 Andy Bloch 12,500
2 Hoyt Corkins 10,400
3 Terrence Chan 10,200
4 David Slan 10,000
... and a few thousand more tied for 4th.

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