The plan put in place by the shadowy, puppet dictators we like to call "tournament directors" was to play down to a final three tables, 27 players in all, from the day's starting field of 107. With deep stacks and languorous levels in our paths, the smart money was on a 14 or 15 hour day. As I write this, it's only been 13 hours since the action began, and the poker room is empty with only the ghosts of the day's events left lingering in the still air.
The beginning of the day saw Victor Ramdin, whose ace-deuce offsuit paled in comparison to Padraig Parkinson's pocket tens, while Tom Werthmann was substantially unluckier, running into pocket aces after he decided to make the epic push.
Thus, at the end of the night we have a final contingent of 27. David Matthew is the chip leader, while Joe Simmons, Erik Cajelais, Burt Boutin and Tony Salerno are all nipping at his heels, with Chip Jett among the "name" players still in the hunt.
Organizers have decided to begin play at 11 a.m. (EST) tomorrow and to play all night if necessary, so PokerListings.com will now excuse ourselves and head quickly to bed. We need all the beauty sleep we can get, and anyways it takes a well-rested soul to create the incredible updates and thrilling photographs that make PokerListings.com your favorite thing to do when you're supposed to be working. So good night, and see you tomorrow.