Tuesday June 28, 2011 : Approaching the midnight hour Monday in Vegas, three players remained at the felt in event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, which entered its third and final day Monday.  Nachman Berlin on 5,800,000 was well ahead of Andre Akkari (3,500,000) and Matthew Carmody (3,400,000) as play reached level 28.
 
The third day of this competition had started with 34 survivors of a massive original field of 2,857, with Byron Kaverman holding the overnight chip lead but several top players still in the chase for the bracelet and the first prize.
 
Early in the evening the final table was set with the double elimination of Ray Foley and Phillip Meulyzer and comprised: Zachary Hall (800,000), Matthew Carmody (1,520,000), Andre Akkari (1,800,000), Nachman Berlin (1,200,000), Byron Kaverman (1,320,000), Nicolas Chouity (1,200,000) Scott Sitron (490,000) and Jacob Naquin (3,350,000).
 
The next player to head for the exit will not only set the scene for the heads up, but will earn a third placing check for $295,625.