Tuesday June 28, 2011 : 2,890 hopefuls signed up on Sunday for event 45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em, but by the start of the second day on Monday only 304 remained, many of them notable names on the international poker scene.
 
Just after midnight Monday barely 37 players were still in the competition as the final level for the second day approached.
 
The top ten chip counts at that point were Glenn Mccaffrey heading the leaders on 600,000, Jonathan Driscoll (450,000), Antonio Esfandiari, George Kapalas, Aaron Massey, David Baker, Jonathan Lane, Radu Junc, Kenneth Griffin and Phil Hellmuth trailing on 150,000.