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   Friday, July 12 2024 
Roland Reparejo wins the Event#1 for casino employees - WSOP 2014

The first bracelet of the 45th edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) has just been given to Roland Reparejo on Thursday for his victory during the “Casino Employee Event”. After having been ranked 134th in the same tournament in 2013 with several participations in the event, Reparejo climbs his way up to finally make a name of himself in the WSOP Event#1. Back to its creation in 1983, this poker tournament was held over 2 days, but this year, three days were needed to define the great winner. Indeed, the heads-up clash between Roland Reparejo and Corey Emery was extended to Thursday. On the third day, only 5 minutes were enough to Reparejo to defeat his opponent. The 55 years-old poker player from Philippines emerges victorious over a field of 876 participants and pocketed $ 82,835. Finishing second, Corey Emery consoled himself with a gain of $ 51,037.

The list of the other survivors in the final table saw Charles Nguyen in the third position for $ 33,073 of win, followed by the only one French survivor of the final table, Olivier Doremus ($ 24,203). May we remind you that Doremus is the Pastry chef of the Aria Hotel & Casino; his passion for poker led him to take part in this poker event dedicated to all casino employees in the world. John Taylor finished fifth ($ 17,975), followed by Brian Wong (6th, $ 13,528), Marcin Sobczak (7th, $ 10,308), David Luttbeg (8th, $ 7,947) and Kevin Chiem (9th, 6192 $). $). Al Decarolis secured Chipleader seat in the $ 25,000 Mixed-Max tournament (Event # 2) at the end of Day 2. The other survivors of the day are JC Tran, Vanessa Selbst, Matt Gianneti, Noah Schwartz and Nick Schulman.

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