By: Pocket Bullets Paris
The 45th Annual World Series of Poker 2014 – got underway with Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em. Roland Reparejo, a California chef turned poker dealer sat down at the poker tables on Thursday afternoon and after outlasting 845 entries to go heads up with Corey Emery (who he quickly defeated after only half-a-dozen hands) won the first gold bracelet of 2014 and a purse of $82,835. All we can say is, congratulations Mr. Reparejo.
Now we’re waiting for all the next events to see who will walk away with titles and bracelets as the energy builds towards the main event in July. We are still undecided about who we believe will be at the Final Nine. However we did state that we liked how Vanessa Selbst has been playing and she has already shown to be on top of her game by running over 129 entries to go heads up with Jason Mo in Event #2 $25k Mixed Max NL Hold’em. As of this writing, they were still battling after 60 hands played. Go Vanessa!
This year’s excitement has already started building and we can’t wait till we get there to see the live action play down to the Final Nine. We wish everyone the best of luck! 65 of y’all will walk out with a nice shiny new bracelet!