WSOP Event #53: Chad Brown guns for bracelet

wsop2009_thn.gifThere's this little thing called Rule 96. It's a piece of genius and everybody seems to approve of it. However, when the rule comes into play, you know it's going to be a late night.

The rule states that if a tournament has not reached the final table on Day 2 by 3am, the remaining players--no matter how many there are--will break for the night and come back the next day. The bad news in Event #53 is that we got 96'd. The good news is that Chad Brown made the most of every hour and is the chip leader with 14 players left in the tournament.

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Brown is one of the world's most accomplished tournament players. He has more than $2.3 million in tournament winnings. This year, he already has a third place finish in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. What he does not have yet is a WSOP bracelet. He hopes to rectify that later today as he returns with the chip lead in the $1,500 Stud-8 event.

Play in the tournament resumes at 2pm local time on Tuesday. We'll be here for all the action as Brown tries to bring home Team PokerStars Pro second bracelet of the WSOP.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker