With 36 players remaining, they're at the 50/50 point. With the final 18 players getting paid, half the remaining players will leave empty handed.
John Perry (Stamford, CT) is hoping to be in the former group. On a flop of Q 5 5 with two spades, he was all-in holding Q9 (Queens-up) against James Casement Jr, who held A3 of spades (flush draw with one overcard).
The last two came offsuit 7 6 and John doubled up to over 40k. James was left with ~20k.