WSOP Event #10: Hevad Khan clinging on
The bags had been unpacked and the chips stacked up once more as day three of the $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha event got under way. One man was missing, though - Team PokerStars Pro Hevad Khan. He couldn't really afford to be late, as with 18 players left he was one of the shorter stacks with 110,000, and the blinds would do substantial damage to his unmanned stack.
Khan knew it, too, and at that moment his hulking figure filled the doorway of the Amazon Room as he burst in, a bit breathless after being held up on his way. Such was his hurry, he ducked under the rail to reach his seat, taking it with him until it fell to the floor, narrowly missing the backs of players already concentrating on their first orbit of play.
His task today is clear: make it to the final table with enough chips to make a run at the bracelet and the $244,862 first prize. It won't be easy - he's well below average and now down to 90,000, but as I write two have busted and we are down to 16, with Daniel Makowsky leading with 535,000.