Originally Posted by Leslie Barnfather
4096 players will have been playing in the first round. the other 859 players will have sat out until the second round. This allows the tournament to go down to the final two players without players sitting out in any round other than the first.
I got this wrong. 1718 players will have been playing at 859 tables in the first round with 3237 sitting out. The 859 who won their first round matches would then go into the second round with the 3237 who sat out round 1. The second round will start with 4096 players and there will be no further need for anyone to sit out.