Friday June 10,2011 : David Diaz turned out to be the best of 1 340 starters when the third day of play in event 12 – the $1,500 buy-in Triple Chance No-Limit Hold'em contest came to a conclusion late Thursday night Vegas time.
 
Diaz collected the winner's check for $352 808 after three days and 28 hours of play that saw the elimination of the other 1,339 entrants.
 
With just four tables left, the exciting event still had the likes of Sam Trickett, Cliff Josephy, Bill Chen, Andy Black, J.C. Tran, Getty Mattingsly and Dan Smith in contention, but it was Diaz's night to collect his first WSOP bracelet, having started the day 9th in a 10 player remaining field.
 
After maintaining a low, under-the-radar strategy for much of the match, Diaz exploded into aggressive action relatively late in the game to rise to the heads up.
 
In his final confrontation with Anders Meli that lasted less than a half-hour, Diaz triumphed, leaving his adversary with a second placing check for $218,183.