The combination of a relatively small field and a fast-paced Day 1 left us with only 22 coming back today, meaning playing all the way to a winner tonight is an option.
This is a situation we've seen many times before and there's usually the same set of arguments for playing it out or sticking to the original plan.
The bottom line is that if the schedule calls for three days there must be a unanimous vote among the remaining players in order to play it all out on Day 2. We don't know how the vote will go, it'll happen when nine remain, but we can make some predictions based on the players who might be involved.
The pros are the ones who will want to play it out today and it has to do with the £5k PLO event that's kicking off tomorrow. If this final table is finished today those players will still have the option to register and play Event 3 tomorrow.
On the other side of the fence are the amateurs who may have no plans to play the tournament tomorrow. It's not in their best interests to play an extra-long day today just to satisfy the pros' desire to get into another event.
Amateurs are generally less experienced with marathon days, something that's going to hurt their ability to make decisions late in the night when the real money's on the line. The flip side of this also counts toward the pros' argument.
There's also the experience value for amateurs to consider. They want to come back for a proper final table. Maybe they want to call some friends in. Whatever the case may be, they want to enjoy the experience.
As media we're a little biased because calling it a night when we reach nine means an early evening and the opportunity to go out and enjoy what the London scene has to offer.
Either way we'll be here until the end, shipping you the updates and the photos. Follow along to see what happens on the Live Update page right here.
-- Matthew Showell