Thursday, June 9, 2011 : I n event 12, a $1,500 buy-in Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em competition, WSOP organisers reported a strong entry field of 1 340 that included the likes of Annette Obrestad, Liv Boeree, Maria Ho, Jonathan Duhamel, Gavin Griffin, Kara Scott, Beth Shak, T.J. Cloutier, Dutch Boyd, Tom Dwan, Scott Montgomery, Kathy Liebert, Carlos Mortensen and Isaac Haxton.
 
After the first day of action Peter Hernandez held the lead just ahead of JC Tran and Andy Black, with 160 players still standing when play ended.
 
Following the restart on Wednesday, play went into the early hours of Thursday morning, where the field was down to 22 having pushed through the money bubble earlier in the evening.
 
Going into level 19 Nicholas Rampone held a lead of over 100 000 chips over closest rival Richard Trigg.