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The first event at this year’s WSOP was the Casino Employees Event that took place May 27 and 28. In a field of 732 entries, the winner was Chiab “Chip” Saechao,  taking home $70,859 and this year’s first gold bracelet.

Event number two was taken down by Brent Hanks from Las Vegas. Hanks walked away with a sweet $517,725 from this year’s first $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’ em tournament. He also took home the second WSOP gold bracelet.

Event three was won by a guy who many claim to have the coolest name in poker — Leif Force. The force was certainly with him in a first-time poker tournament called “Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em / Pot Limit Omaha” with a $3,000 buy-in and a field of 317 entries.  Force ended up winning this new tourney format and pocketed a nice little sum of  $207,708 in prize money , and a brand new, shiny WSOP gold bracelet. The third for 2012.

Event number four was a  “Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better” and it belonged to Cory Zeidman. With this win Zeidman became  the fourth player to win a gold bracelet at this year’s WSOP and $201,559.

We were hoping to see Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu take Event five, but he was eliminated in 5th place a couple of hours ago and the table is now down to just three players  with Jivkov leading in poker chips by almost 2 million as of around 7 pm PST.

We’ll try to keep you in the game as much as possible.  In the meantime, let us know who you would like to see at the Final Table, and if you dare, go ahead and tell us who will walk away with the final WSOP bracelet.


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As we wrote in our last blog, the 2012 WSOP has begun and is now underway. Chiab “Chip” Saechao won the “Casino Employees Event”  at the first World Series of Poker tournament of the year. Chip was awarded the  first 2012 WSOP GOLD BRACELET and took home a nice cash payout of  $70,859.

Everywhere we go now, we run into people talking about poker,  and more than ever about the WSOP and the huge payouts made through out the series. There are hotels, clubs, bars and casinos offering to show the series direct on their big screen TVs when they’re broadcasted by ESPN.

There are signs posted in  countless websites, including all of ours, offering everything from tips on making it to this year’s final nine to a ton of predictions running from who will be the biggest disappointment to who is the dark  horse of the year.

We have walked into local bars  offering special poker drinks and poker appetizers; there are poker signs everywhere. Funny ones that say “Liquor in the front, Poker in the rear”, or “Trust Everyone But Always Cut The Cards”. So,  it IS true: poker is everywhere and the 2012 WSOP IS on. And it’s also true: the Texas Poker Store IS offering a 10% discount on all poker signs.


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