Patrick Chan is representative of the countless players who grind for a living, not necessarily making it big, but making enough to support themselves. He's also a testament that hard work pays off, because as a member of the 2015 WSOP November Nine he is guaranteed over $1 million.
It'll be far and away the biggest score of Chan's career, which dates back to 2010. That said, he has had his fair share of poker success, including two six-figure scores — $131,895 for finishing third in the 2012 Borgata Fall Poker Open Championship and $100,689 for a 12th-place finish in the 2014 WSOP Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker. Chan also took home $71,449 in January of this year when he finished runner-up to Loni Harwood in the Parx Casino Big Stax $2,500 Championship.
Chan began his career playing multi-table tournaments online, but transitioned to live poker after Black Friday, though he admits he occasionally travels outside the country to play on PokerStars.
Here's a look at how Chan performed over the course of the tournament:
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7|
|Total Players Left||4,371||1,796||661||237||69||27||9|
Follow Chan on Twitter at @pchanpoker.