Monday July 4, 2011 : Most eyes Sunday were on one of the biggest of this year's events – number 55: the $50,000 buy-in Poker Player's Championship which started Saturday with an unquestionably elite field of 128, and completed the first day with 123 players still in contention.
 
The five players eliminated were Phil Laak, Arturo Diaz, Andrew Pantling, Jani Sointula and Eli Elezra.
 
Sunday saw the remaining roster of quality players return to the tables with Doug Booth leading, chased by Greg Mueller. The action moved a little faster during this second day, and approaching midnight Sunday Vegas time the field was down to 80 players at level 10, led by Ben Lamb (830,000) and Gus Hansen (570,000).
 
At that point some of the notable names still in the competition included David Baker, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Scott Seiver, Robert Mizrachi, Barry Greenstein, Carlos Mortensen, David Benyamine, Ashton Griffin, Bill Chen, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Clements, Vladimir Shchemelev, Steve Billirakis, Sorel Mizzi, Matt Hawrilenko, Jon Turner and Pat Pezzin.
 
The prize pool for this event is a massive $6.14 million.