Monday June 13, 2011 : Event 18 is a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em contest which produced a field of 3 157 (up by over a thousand on the same event last year) that included respected players like David Vamplew, Zach Gruneberg, Scott Montgomery, Jerry Yang, Jason Mercier, Kathy Liebert, Victor Ramdin, Jeff Madsen, Eric Baldwin, David Benyamine, Scott Clements, Kara Scott, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Mizrachi, Faraz Jaka, Humberto Brenes, Jon Turner, Erick Lindgren and Valdemar Kwaysser when it kicked off on Saturday.
 
By Sunday, when the players returned for the second day, the field was down to 490 with Kenny Nguyen and Jon Lane leading and the money bubble calling at position 324.
 
Just on midnight Sunday night the second day's play had reached level 18 and there were still 74 players in contention, led by John Hewitt.