Sunday, June 12, 2011 : Event 18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em started Saturday with 3 157 registrations, among them respected players like David Vamplew, Zach Gruneberg, Scott Montgomery, Jerry Yang, Jason Mercier, Kathy Liebert, Victor Ramdin, Jeff Madsen and Valdemar Kwaysser.
 
By the early hours of Sunday morning level 10 had been reached and there were just 650 players still competing, headed by Stuart Stone.
 
Event 19 – the  $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed also kicked off Saturday with 354 entrants creating a prize pool worth $805,350.
 
Among those taking their seats on the first day were Jennifer Harman, Jordan Smith, Joseph Cheong, Robert Cheung, Jon Spinks, Jeffrey Lisandro, and Lex Veldhuis.
 
By early Sunday morning the field was down to 186, led by David Chiu, with Greg Mueller in hot pursuit.