In a special bracelet ceremony at the World Series of Poker, Team PokerStars Pro and popular poker pro Chad Brown was officially awarded an honorary WSOP bracelet for his contributions to the game of poker.
Brown, who is battling what is deemed to be a case of terminal cancer, may have had his health recently taken a turn for the worse leading WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel to break the news to the attentive audience that it seems likely that Brown will not have the opportunity to play poker in a tournament setting again.
Earlier in the series, friend of Chad’s, actor and poker player James Woods had mentioned the idea of an honorary bracelet, with Chad in mind. It seems like the organizers of the WSOP got on board with the touching idea.
Despite a little confusion just after the ceremony, news travelled that Chad had received the news of the ceremony with pride and even a hi-five.
Our very best wishes for Chad and his family.
For more on Chad Brown and his bravery in the face of his battle, check out this nice article over at PokerNews: Chad Brown: Playing The Hand He’s Dealt