Thursday, June 16 2011 : Event 18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em also saw the award of a bracelet Tuesday when 25-year-old Foster Hay prevailed in a thriller of a heads up against Casey Kelton. The win was worth $735,400 to Hay, who entered the heads up with a major chip lead, only to see it whittled away by his opponent in an exciting display of aggression and skill.
The result was so close that both chip counts had to be re-counted before the winner was announced.
The event took four days to finalise, with the action halted late on day three under the ten level rule, at which point Hay had a significant chip lead over Jeffrey Lavalle and Allen Le, neither of whom made it into the heads up on Day four.
Casey Kelton's second placing delivered a payday of $454,920.
The event attracted 3,157 entries and generated a prize pool of $2.26 million.