Right before the Day 5 dinner break, PokerNews caught up with Canadian Colin Moffat, who started that day as one of the top ten stacks with 3,086,000 and has run it up to 5,580,000 in three levels of play.
When asked about how he feels about his play today, Moffat thought for a second, smiled, and said, "It's going really well. I can't complain."
Of course, it's hard to complain when you are sitting as one of the big stacks deep in the Main.
Moffatt didn't want to go into details on the hands for fear of giving away information. But he did say he felt like he was at a pretty good table, at least good for him. He's been able to apply pressure, and holding the table chip lead has certainly earned him some respect.
He did mention one memorable hand where he won a big pot without even seeing a flop when he five-bet jam. It's that image and his confidence to pull it off that are keeping him near the top of the chip counts.
Moffatt: I'm running really good, and things are working in my favor. I'm making some decent plays here and there, but I'm also getting lucky when I need to.
PokerNews: You had a run in the 2014 Main Event, placing 538th, and you knocked out Johnny Chan from 2013 Main Event on Day 3. It doesn't look like you're a full-time player, though, so can you tell us more?
Moffatt: Mostly, these days, I play just for fun, to be honest. I consider myself a recreational player. I mostly play home games with my friends, and once and a while I play online for fun.
PN: So why the Main Event?
Moffatt: I've played the Main Event for the last six years. I like playing it. It's a great tournament and a lot of fun, so I keep coming out.