Suddenly, the chips are out of the bags and the players are at the tables to play... one level?... of the TOC. Nobody's really sure what's going on, to be honest. It seemed that because Phil Hellmuth was still alive in Event 56 that there would be no TOC today. But a decision was made to play during the PLO dinner break in an effort to not force the players to come back early tomorrow morning. Phone calls were made and the remaining TOC players were hastily assembled.
We thought we were all set to get the cards in the air, but we're missing two players: Huck Seed and Joe Hachem. Seed is supposedly on his way, but Hachem was in bed and is at least a half hour away. The PLO dinner break clock is running, of course. So by the time Hachem gets here there will be less than an hour left on the clock.
We're therefore "on break" until Hachem gets here. Even though we haven't started yet. And even though we're probably playing less than one full level.