Friday June 10,2011 : The first day of event 16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) concluded in the small hours of Friday morning with just 88 players left after the first eight hours of play, and Vince Musso holding the lead, closely pursued by Shaun Deeb.
 
The event attracted an entry field of 126 liberally sprinkled with star talent, creating a prize pool of $1 184 400. The entry field was a 25 player improvement on the same event last year.
 
Notable entrants included Phil Hellmuth, Johnny Chan, John Monnette, Justin Bonomo, Chris Oliver, Nikolay Evdakov, Hasan Habib, Billy Baxter, Steve Zolotow, Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, Carlos Mortensen, Jean-Robert Bellande, Tom Dwan, Daniel Alaei, Alessio Isaia, Vladimir Schmelev, Tom Schneider, Steve Billirakis, last year's victor David Baker, Chino Rheem, Dave, David Singer and Dan Shak.
 
Veterans Doyle Brunson and Eric Cloutier fell by the wayside in day one, along with Chris Oliver, Tom Dwan, Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Laak, Justin Smith and Justin Bonomo, but there is still a strong field of aces in the game, including former WSOP champ Greg Raymer, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, Richard Ashby, Daniel Negreanu and Eugene Katchalov.