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WSOP Casino Employees Event Won By Blackjack Dealer

Chiab “Chip” Saechao, a Blackjack dealer and employee at the Tachi Casino, in Lemoore, California had a memorable memorial day weekend. During the first World Series of Poker Tournament of the year, a special competition was organized for employees of the gambling industry. Chip decided to take part and surprised everyone, including himself when he walked away with over $70k

Chip told reporters after his win, “I will pay off a lot of my debt. I will give some of it to my wife so she can buy some nice things. Not too many can come over here to Las Vegas and go back home with this.”

The Casino Employees Championship had more than 700 players. However, most of them were gone in quick time and at the end of the first day, less than 50 remained. Chip played a focused game on both days and soon found himself winning a big hand. Chip later stated that he had never played a big tournament before but the experience he gained playing in small stakes cash games served him in good stead.

Chip emerged as the winner and walked away with $70,859 in prize money as well as the famous WSOP gold bracelet. Chip proudly said “I plan to wear it and show it off”.

This blog entry was posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 5:35 pm and is filed under Blackjack News.

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