2007 World Series: Outside the box

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We can only assume Terrence Chan is still alive in the $2,500 short-handed no-limit hold'em event. The assumption is based on the fact that a closed circuit TV shows him among the final four players left at the table. That said, the closed circuit TV is on an hour delay, so Terrence could be long gone and we'd have no way of knowing. What we can tell is that, at least until an hour ago, Terrence was surviving the hyper-aggressive play of Hoyt Corkins. Although short-stacked for a long time, Terrence was still breathing inside the big black box and was able to double through Corkins.

That's as much of what we can tell is happening inside the box. Outside the box, it's much easier to keep tabs on the fields. Team PokerStars Daniel Negreanu is still alive in yesterday's $2,000 Stud event. While he is the only member of the Team still alive there, there are a a ton of Team PokerStars players who have made it past the re-buy period in today's $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaaha re-buy tournament. Greg Raymer, Joe Hachem, Barry Greenstein, Noah Boeken, and Humberto Brenes are still competing in one of the most fun events of the day.

I've yet to talk to Terrence about his time in the box (security is really tight around the Boxed). I'll be curious to know if he'd rather be sitting in the tranquility and privacy of the high-security area or he'd rather be out with everybody else.

Thinking again about it, he's fighting for half a million bucks. So, he'd probably do it in the back of a garbage truck if it came down to it.

Update: At 6:15 PDT, Terrence Chan is heads up with Hoyt Corkins for the bracelet. We know they began heads-up play with Hoyt holding a 2.6 million stack to Terrence's 1.5 million. We can also say that they have been playing heads-up for at least an hour. We're getting to enjoy the heads-up match on an hour tape delay. However, a walk by the big black box indicates the players are still going at it.

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