June 5, 2011 : Event 7 is the $10 000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship, which was still underway early Sunday morning with 39 survivors from an original field of 246, which generated a massive $2.35 million prize pool.
There was a surfeit of poker aces around the tables in the first day's action with high profile players like David Benyamine, Justin Bonomo, Nenad Medic, Josh Arieh, Vitaly Lunkin, Hoyt Corkins, Robert Mizrachi, Mike Matusow, Marco Traniello, and Erik Seidel all keenly competitive.
Going into Day 2 only 129 players remained, with Binh Nguyen holding the chip lead, chased by Barry Greenstein, Eric Baldiwn, Toby Lewis, Jason Somerville, Jason Mercier, Vladimir Shchemelev, Todd Brunson, Shannon Shorr, Hoyt Corkins, David “Bakes” Baker, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, and Erick Lindgren.
By early Sunday morning McLean Karr lead the 39 survivors, 200 000 chips ahead of closest challenger Chris Oliver.
Event 9 – a $1500 buy-in 2-7 Draw Lowball event – is also in progress, having attracted a field of 275 players that included Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Chris Bjorin, Jimmy Fricke, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Layne Flack,JC Tran, Doyle Brunson, Tom Schneider, John Racener, Huck Seed, John-Paul Bellande and Michael Binger.
By early Sunday only 116 players remained, with Travis Peterson just ahead of Shaun Deeb on chip count.