Ten levels today was just not enough. We're up against our hard-stop time here at 3:30 A.M., and heads-up play has been suspended until 3:00 P.M. Tuesday afternoon.
When this third day began, there were still 23 players in contention for this bracelet. It took about 12 hours to shrink that number down to just two, and a resolution could not be found before the end of play. When the two men bagged up for the night, Stephen Su is in control of the big stack with about a 3:2 lead over Rep Porter.
Those chips have been accumulated with great rigor today, gifts from those who've fallen by the wayside. The first of them to go was Greg Dyer, sent packing just a few minutes into this day. He was soon followed out the door by a handful of familiar faces, including Chad Brown, Victor Ramdin, Scott Bohlman, and 2011 bracelet winner John Monnette.
Chris Bjorin was in the hunt for bracelet #3 as the field combined around the final table of eight, but his day was cut short in 6th place. The other European at the table, Andreas Krause fell shortly thereafter in fifth. In fourth went Robert Williamson III and his two-deep cheering section along the rail. Wiliamson kept things lively at the table with his floral shirt and his beer-and-hot-sauce cocktails, but he could not stave off elimination long enough to collect a second piece of WSOP jewelry.
Tommy Chen was the big stack for about two full days, but his run finally came to an end in third place to leave Porter and Su heads-up for the title. They both had their hands on significant chip leads over the course of this day, but at the end of the day, it's Su on top with 1.655 million to Porter's 1.08 million.
The two of them will be back inside the Amazon Room less than 12 hours from now to settle the score. We'll be here too, and we hope you'll join us back here as we dish out the 44th bracelet of the summer.
Until then, all that's left is goodnight.