In the first five or ten minutes of heads-up play, Coburn showed signs of grit, quickly catching up to Keiner's lead. Since then, it's been all Michael Keiner; he just took down the biggest pot of the tournament, worth over 200k, with Broadway (an ace-high straight), against Coburn's set of sixes.
Nesbitt seemed to be the main voice behind the decision to continue play tonight. He even declined the opportunity to be filmed by ESPN tomorrow afternoon. The pair are separated by a little over 100,000, which isn't much considering the size of their stacks.
Stay tuned; we will have a new bracelet winner tonight...err...this morning.
Nesbitt Coburn just eliminated Steve Sung in third place, setting the stage for a heads-up duel between Coburn and German superstar Michael Keiner.
Sung received $51,222 for his top-three finish.
After Sung's elimination, the tournament director informed our two finalists that ESPN would like to film a portion of their heads-up match and conduct a bracelet ceremony with commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.
Coburn and Keiner took a short break to consider their options -- we'll let you know what they decide on.