It’s not all doom and gloom for the shortstacks. There will be a number of players who started the day with shortish stacks who will make it to the cash stages and beyond.
Remember Iva Lazarova? She rose from half a big blind to become champion at MPNPT Bulgaria in 2018. It can be done – have faith tiny chip stacks!
Fabienne Freymdal might be on a similar journey – having just taken her 39,500 stack and doubled it with pocket kings versus eights. Back to 85,000 – she can start thinking about more than just survival. Channel the spirit of Iva!