As expected in a six-max event, play started out fast and stayed that way throughout the day.
Players busted and tables broke at breakneck speed as ranges were loosened and little attention was paid to the existing blind structure. More than 1,300 went home as fast as they came.
And so now we stand, just 18 places from the money, with blinds at a measly 400/800 and an average stack of 39,675, providing a player with that exact amount in front of them close to 50 bigs and a healthy feeling.
As a result, things have certainly slowed. Short stacks are hanging on, folding to cash and even the uber-aggressive that built big stacks throughout the day have settled in to what can only be described as a pre-bubble lull.
With five minutes left in this one, and another level to play tonight, odds are we will still make the money tonight, but at this pace, how quick it comes is definitely up for debate.