Saturday, June 11,2011 : Event 15, the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Hold'em recorded an initial entry field of 765 players – 115 up on last year's registrations. By Day 2 only 88 survived with Ronald Lee holding the chip lead when the remaining contestants returned to their seats Friday.
 
Prominent among them was James Dempsey, Joe Sebok, Ali Eslami, John Dolan, John Racener, and Alessio Isaia, and with the money bubble looming at the 72nd elimination, the action was fast and furious.
 
By late Friday night the field was down to 16 at level 18, with Brian Rast holding a comfortable chip lead twice that of his nearest opponent.