Monday June 13, 2011 : Sunday also saw the start of the much-anticipated event 21: the $10,000 buy-in Seven Card Stud Championship, which pulled in 126 entrants (down from last year's field of 150) and generated a prize pool of $1.18 million.
 
A snapshot of some of the entrants gives an indication of the quality of this field, including George Lind, Bill Chen, Erik Cajelais, Pat Pezzin, Nikolay Evdakov, Daniel Negreanu, Cyndy Violette, Mike Sexton, Jeff Lisandro Phil Laak, Jerry Buss, Frank Kassela, Barry Greenstein, David Benyamine, Alex Kravchenko and Allen Kessler.
 
Just after midnight Vegas time the first day action had reached level 8 with 98 players still active and the chip lead held by Scott Clements, with the following all in the top ten: Jennifer Harman, Tom Dwan, Men Nguyen, Sebastien Sabic, Steve Zolotow, Alexander Kostritsyn, Pat Pezzin, Chad Brown and Al Barbieri.
 
This one is shaping up as an epic, even in World Series of Poker terms!