Tuesday, June 14, 2011 : Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em started with a star-studded field of 3 175 players on Sunday, but the action on the first day was frantic to say the least, with only 342 players still at the tables when officials called it a night just 20 places short of the money bubble.
 
The second day commenced Monday with Doug Lang in the lead but plenty of firepower still in contention, including Lex Veldhuis, Amnon Filippi, Yuval Bronshtein, Hoyt Corkins, John Phan, Scott Montgomery, Tim West, Shaun Deeb and Gavin Smith.
 
Among the less fortunate who did not survive a particularly bloody first day were Matt Jarvis, Randall Flowers, Galen Hall, Joe Cada, Faraz Jaka, Jeff Sarwer, Antonio Esfandiari, Josh Brikis, Scotty Nguyen, Justin Young, Jeff Madsen, Liv Boeree and Eric Baldwin.
 
With play at level 18 and approaching midnight Monday Vegas time there were 49 players left with Yashar Darian holding the lead