Tuesday, June 14, 2011 : Event 23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix also started Monday with 489 entries generating a prize pool of $1.11 million.
The Eight-Game Mix format calls for players to alternatively play Triple-Draw 2-7, Limit Hold'em, Omaha 8, Razz, Stud, Stud 8, No-Limit Holdem, and Pot Limit Omaha, and is a popular competition for the pros. This year's field is an improvement of 36 registrations over last year.
This year's starting lineup included a host of recognisable names like Phil Hellmuth, Vitaly Lunkin, David Williams, Joseph Cheong, Allen Bari, Eugene Katchalov, Marco Traniello, Jon Turner, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst, Justin Bonomo, Ted Forrest, John Cernuto, defending champ Sigurd Eskeland, Eric Buchman, Alex Kamberis, Jonathan Spinks, Gavin Smith, John Juanda, Jeff Shulman, Brandon Cantu and many more.
Going into midnight Monday the action was at level 7 in a planned night of 8 levels, with 280 players still surviving and a top ten chip count list that looked liked this: Abraham Mourshaki, Eric Buchman, Greg Mueller, KC Carlston, Nikolay Evdakov, John Racener, Nikolay Edvakov, Bryan Colin, Marco Traniello and Brett Richey.