I'm pretty sure it was actually the biggest chip lead I'd ever carried to any final table, live or online.
With nine of the 154 entrants remaining, I held more than one million of the slightly more than three million chips in play. The average stack was 342k, but no other player held more than 405k to start the final table since my stack skewed the average so much (my opponents' average was 254k).
A lot of people seemed to think that I would come into the day firing away and running over the table.
While I certainly wasn't going to nit it up with such a dominant stack, I did happen to draw a bad seat for the final table, which forced me to adapt my strategy accordingly.
Although Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah (who I considered my strongest opponent in terms of overall skill) was conveniently placed on my right and the tightest player two seats to my left, the rest of the players who had position on me were the ones who I was pretty sure weren't going to bend over and let me make this final table the Matt Stout