Steve Rosen has gotten more attention than he really desires over the last 15 minutes. He started hand-for-hand play with just 12,000 chips, and has already had his photograph taken several times as media try to anticipate who the bubble boy will be.
After folding the first two hands of hand-for-hand play, Rosen is down to 11,000. He has a couple of supporters on the rail cheering him on. With the blinds coming, he's good for six more hands.
As his table waits to play another hand, Phil Collins is asking the dealer if she ever gets emotionally invested in players' fortunes -- e.g., when a player crumbles following a bad beat. She says she did before, but no longer is affected. Meanwhile, Rosen is just sitting quietly, not participating in the conversation.
Hard not to be a little affected by Rosen's plight as he waits anxiously to hear if someone has been eliminated from another table. Stay tuned.