The pace of eliminations since the bubble burst has been surprisingly sedate, given that this usually is the signal for a rash of short stacks to hit the rail, happy to gamble with a guaranteed cash return in their back pocket.
One man who has succumbed is Markus Hofer, who jammed his shortstack over the line with Td 7d, only to run straight into pocket kings.
A board of 9h 4s As 5s 3d left him drawing dead by the turn and with a quick “Good luck guys” his day was done.
51 remain and whilst an atmosphere of caution prevails right now, the ever rising blinds will be putting the shorter stacks into jam mode anytime soon. Then the carnage will truly begin…