WSOP Event #13: Terrence Chan makes final table

It's been just a little more than a year since I wrote the following about Terrence Chan:

I met Terrence at the 2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. There he staged a fantastic short-stacked comeback to finish 20th place. We met again when he represented Team Costa Rica at the PokerStars World Cup of Poker in London. There, where the pride of the game was bigger than the money, I discovered how serious Terrence is about his game.

And so we met again at the World Series of Poker, where Terrence has climbed high into large fields three times, each time threatening to make a final table before suffering impossible bad luck or running into painfully dramatic boards that end in his demise.

That was Terrence's story last year. He got so close many times, but never could make the elusive WSOP final table.

Tonight that changed.

Photo copyright Rob Gracie -- IMDPI

Photo copyright Rob Gracie -- IMDPI
Playing a big stack with $1 behind

After starting the day with a shorter than average stack, Terrence made the final table of Event #13, a $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em affair. (Click here to read the somewhat abbreviated updates on how he got within striking distance of the final table.)

The final nine players will return on Sunday afternoon to battle for the bracelet.

Congratulations, Terrence. Enjoy the moment and take it down on Sunday.