Friday June 10,2011 : In the event 15, the Pot Limit Hold'em, 765 entrants created a prize pool of $1 032 750, representing an increase over last year's entry field of 115 players.
 
Day one encompassed 10 hours of tough action which saw the elimination of some big names from the field, including Layne Flack, David Sklansky, Paul Magriel, Antonio Esfandiari, Humberto Brenes, and Liv Boeree.
 
Among the 88 survivors going into the second day of action today (Friday) will be James Dempsey, Joe Sebok, Ali Eslami, John Racener, John Dolan, and Alessio Isaia.
 
The chip lead at the end of day one play was held by Ronald Lee.