Thursday, June 16 2011 : Event 25: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better also commenced on Tuesday with an entry field somewhat down on last year's at 606 (2010: 644) but still producing a prize pool of $818 110.
 
Spotted among the first day tablers were Frank Kassela, Maria Ho, David Steicke, Jerry Buss, Vitaly Lunkin, Justin Young, Daniel Negreanu, Alessio Isaia, Alex Kravchenko, Mike Matusow, author David Sklansky, Jon Turner, Ali Eslami, David Chiu, Karina Jett, Mike Sexton, Men Nguyen, Jeff Madsen, Scott Clements and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Mel Judah.
 
In the early hours of Wednesday morning play had reached level 8 and the field had been reduced to just 200 players, with Tom Dwan leading a top ten list that included Karina Jett, Mike Sexton, Cyndy Violette, Frank Kassela, John Cernuto and Alex Kravchenko.
 
Starting late afternoon in Las Vegas Wednesday will be one of the most keenly anticipated events this year – the $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em competition; preceding that will be the start at midday of the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed event.