After his crippling, Chris Bjorin did manage one small double up through Stephen Su, but that's where the comeback ended.
In his final hand, Bjorin completed with a up, and Rep Porter called with a .
Bjorin: (X)(X) / / (X)
Porter: (X)(X) / / (X)
Porter picked up the lead on fourth, and he bet it. Bjorin called there, and he called another bet on fifth. Porter bet in the dark on sixth street, and Bjorin called all in for 25,000 total. The hands were turned up:
Bjorin: / / (X)
Porter: / / (X)
Porter had already made his nine with one card to come, but Bjorin was drawing live to his eight. Live, that is, until Porter flipped over his river card, a . That left Bjorin drawing dead to the eighty-five, and he flipped over a meaningless river on his way out the door.
Bjorin will take home $33,338 for his sixth-place finish here in this event, but his bid for bracelet number three has come up just short.
Porter is now back to about 400,000 in the midst of this up-and-down day.