The announcement was just made that the Day 2b field has been shrunk to 1,160, meaning the overall number of players still alive in the 2011 WSOP Main Event has fallen under 2,000.
"Let's do it! 2,000-way chop! Who's down?" came the cry from Table 354. That would work out to better than $32,000, if such a deal were made, only better than 352nd-place money.
Less than a third of the remaining players will make the money, as the top 693 will make the cash.