Friday July 1,2011 : One of the biggest paydays so far in the 2011 World Series of Poker was enjoyed by Joe Ebanks, who beat a tenacious Chris Moorman in event 46.
 
It has taken four days and the elimination of many of poker's biggest names to find a winner in event 46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Championship, but on Thursday it was finally achieved, thanks to a tough heads up that extended into an extra day of action.
 
The final two players of a 474-player starter field – Joe Ebanks and Chris Moorman – returned to battle Thursday, with play lasting just a few hands thanks to Ebanks's massive chip lead.
 
Moorman had to be content with a still impressive second placing check for $716,282, whilst Ebanks claimed the bracelet and a massive first prize of $1,158,481.
 
Moorman held the chip lead going into heads-up play with 7.4 million to Ebanks's 6.8 million. But in the first hand of heads-up action, Ebanks seized the chip lead and holding an advantage over Moorman of 9.8 million to 4.4 million. By the time the third day action was halted, Moorman was on 3.2 million whilst his opponent has a runaway lead and a stack of 11 million chips; it was too much to beat despite a plucky performance from the runner up.
 
Wednesday saw an intimidating list of top players among the 22 survivors going into the third day of this competition, including Mike Sowers, David Benefield, Lee Markholt, Bertrand Grospellier and Ben Lamb. Although all cashed, it was Grospellier who set up the heads up when he busted out in third place for a payment of $447,074, clearing the way for a heads up which could not be completed in the allotted time, requiring the last two players to return on the following day to settle the matter.