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Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The players are in their seats, and the cards are in the air. Let's shuffle up and deal!

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Day 2 of Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em Set to Begin

Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6
Ty Stewart - poised to make a deep(er) run in Event 1.
Ty Stewart - poised to make a deep(er) run in Event 1.

Welcome back to the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino! Stay tuned as our remaining casino employees prepare their trek to World Series of Poker glory and the coveted gold bracelet that will go to our eventual champion.

Yesterday, 732 hopefuls registered for Event 1, but only 81 would see their efforts go rewarded with a min-cash of $820. The eliminations came fast and furious, with players reaching the money bubble by the 9th level. It would be Joshua Bailey who claimed the unfortunate title of "bubble boy," as he busted out in 82nd place. Others who were unable to make the money include last year's champion Sean Drake and tournament director Matt Savage. Some notable survivors into day 2 include WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart (69.900) and our current chip leaders Chiab Saechao (150,600) and James Routos (146,900).

Unlike last year, this year's Casino Employee's Event will be completed in two days as opposed to three. Play is set to resume at 1pm (PST).

Stay with us here at PokerNews.com for live updates as we crown our first champion of the 43rd annual World Series of Poker!

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Posted 2012-05-28 GMT-6

Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
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Events List


Winner Chiab Saechao
Winning Hand ♦10♠10
Prize 70,859

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 329,400