Monday July 4, 2011 : Another impressive turnout was achieved on the second starting day of event 54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em, with 2,644 players entering for Day 1b.
 
Added to the 1,932 players registered for Day 1a this makes the event, at 4,576, the second biggest of its kind in WSOP history, creating a prize pool of $4.11 million.
 
Play wrapped within the timetable for the second starting day Sunday with 380 players left at level 9, led by Eric Afriat on 100,200 chips.
 
The survivors will be joined Monday by the 306 players who survived Day 1a, led by Paul Volpe on 124,500 chips.
 
Sunday's Day 1b field again attracted plenty of star-power, with Jonathan Duhamel, Galen Hall, Liv Boeree, David Williams and Michael Mizrachi all seen among the tables at the start; unfortunately all were eliminated early in the competition.
 
Still active going into the second day of the event are Max Lykov, Rick Trigg, Humberto Brenes, Greg Raymer, Erica Schoenberg, Vitaly Lunkin, Jeff Madsen, Andre Akkari, Vanessa Peng and Shane Schleger.