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Terrence Chan Makes a Name for Himself at 2007 WSOP

TerrencenotjohnnychanTerrence Chan, the 26-year-old, Vancouver poker pro who famously is not Johnny Chan, finished second yesterday in the $2500 No Limit Hold 'em short-handed event (the same event that saw Vinnie Vinh's chair finish 22nd). The former PokerStars customer support manager found himself heads-up for the bracelet against Hoyt Corkins, the Alabama cowboy whose last name sounds like something that happens to pretty boys like us in prison. After about 20 hands, Chan got all his chips in with Ad-4d against Corkins' Kd-10s. The turn paired Corkins' king, and Chan had to settle for runner-up and a $287,345 cash. Corkins earned his second WSOP bracelet and $515,065.

Afterwards, Chan commented on his blog:

“So as you probably saw online, I finished 2nd in the tournament. Disappointed, but of course I can't be too disappointed, like, I got lucky threehanded for most of my chips. So, it's a downer, but... it's still a good thing. Really really really really wanted to win and get that bracelet and all of that, but wasn't in the cards this time. Still a few weeks left in the World Series, still enough time to get that first one this year."

This is Terrence Chan's biggest tournament cash, surpassing the $74,175 he banked for his 8th place finish in the $2500 NLHE event at last year's WSOP.

For those who don't recall, Chan was at the center of a somewhat benign-at-first-turned-ugly-incident during a Playboy charity poker event that involved Annie Duke, Shannon Elizabeth and FOWCP Steve Dannenmann. For the back story, check out Chan's blog post on the fiasco here and Up for Poker's recap here. While Duke, Elizabeth and Dannenananmemaman diplomatically settled the situation with Chan, the same can't be said for Joy Miller, a poker photog who was in charge of the event and who deserves a Wicked Chops Poker "Monkey Fucking a Football PR Award" for losing her shit on the phone with Chan after he aired his grief, saying, among other things, "Remember one thing, Terrence, you're not Johnny Chan, you're Terrence Chan."

For more on the Terrence Chan-Joy Miller crap, check the following links:

::Joy Miller's Response

:: A Response to Joy Miller

For what happens when you lose 400 pounds go here.

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