If you haven’t already had an opportunity to check out the article I posted last night (“Dropping Like Chandeliers”), it has a little interactive chart showing the percentage of the field making it through to the end of Days 1 to 4.
In addition to more players making it through to Day 5 this year because of the size of the field (354 from 8,569), a higher percentage of entries got through Day 4 than in any year since 2014 (4.13%, slightly more than 2017, but fewer than 4% made it in 2015,2016, and 2018).
Even so, the task of rounding up the PNW players in the field is, sadly, easier by far today. On the bright side, though, hometown fave Jacki Burkhart has officially made a deep run in the Main Event, and ditto for Eugene’s Ian Pelz. Kudos also to Mans Montgomery from Idaho, and Shane Abbott and Jeffrey Dewitt from Washington. And, of course, there’s Preben Stokkan.
Players this deep are approaching payouts of $40K. The $100K mark won’t be reached until there are fewer than 73 players remaining. We probably won’t get there until sometime on Day 6, so today is all about slowly climbing the pay scale from a $30K to $60K.
The big blind inthe first level of Day 5 will be 24,000. By the end of the day in Level 25, the big blind will be 60,000.
Pelz starts at a table with 2013 Main Event runner-up Jay Farber.
EOD RANK | NAME | CITY | CHIPS
28 | Preben Stokkan | Corvallis | 2,900,000 ** DAY 3 OVERALL CHIP LEADER
104 | Ian Pelz | Eugene | 1,866,000 ** DAY 2C PNW CHIP LEADER
144 | Jacki Burkhart | Boring | 1,503,000 ** DAY 2AB PNW CHIP LEADER
===== AVERAGE CHIP STACK START OF DAY 5: 1,452,300
===== MEDIAN CHIP STACK START OF DAY 5: 1,272,000
182 | Shane Abbott | Seattle | 1,249,000
197 | Mans Montgomery | Boise | 1,224,000
244 | Jeffrey Dewitt | Redmond | 891,000