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Vanessa Selbst and Jonathan Dimmig Take Early Honours at WSOP

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 4, 2014 | Posted In Poker News

This years World Series of Poker (WSOP) is well into the second week, but already records have been broken and 10 bracelets have been awarded at the Rio All Suite Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

The first bracelet of the year was awarded to American Roland Reparejo in Event 1, the Casino Employees No Limit Hold-em event, with fellow American Corey Emery taking the runners-up spot. Event 2 saw 131 players enter the Mixed Max $25,000 No Limit Hold’em, an event that saw Vanessa Selbst claim her third WSOP Bracelet and with it the $871,148 first prize.

In Event 3, the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha event, 1,128 players took to the felt to generate a prize-pool of $1,015,200, and it was yet another American who took down the title with Brandon Shack-Harris from Illinois walking away with his first ever WSOP Bracelet and first prize of $205,634.

Five time WSOP Circuit winner Kyle Cartwright was the winner in Event 4, the £1,000 No Limit Hold’em event, an event that saw over 2,223 players enter and generate a prize-pool in excess of $2million. Cartwright claimed his first ever bracelet and the $360,278 winners cheque, and he has already cashed again in Event 9 with a 125th placed finish and pay day of $2,374. The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event, Event 5, was won by Tuan Le, with Alex Bolotin claiming the title in Event 6 and the first prize of $259,211, and Ted Forrest beat legend of the game Phil Hellmuth in Event 7, the $1,500 Seven Card Razz.

Event 8 was the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker and a record number of entries, 7,977, started out in pursuit of the $1,319,587 first prize. Jonathan Dimmig was crowned the champion late last night, with the top 12 players all walking away with a six figure pay day.

Two more bracelets have been awarded, with Jeffrey Smith claiming the biggest win of his career in Event 9, and only his second ever cash at the annual event. The tenth bracelet to be awarded at this years championships was awarded in the early hours of this morning to Brock Parker when he took down the $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, his second cash at this years event.

So 10 bracelets have already been awarded and the action is certainly starting to hot up in week two, with the early honours going to Vanessa Selbst and Jonathan Dimmig. Make sure you join us again next week for further updates from Las Vegas where we will of course bring you news on all the winners from the 45th annual WSOP.

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