Wednesday May 30, 2012 : CALIFORNIA BLACKJACK DEALER TAKES DOWN THE FIRST WSOP EVENT
 
Chiab Saechao wins $500 buy-in Casino Empoyees competition, besting 732.
 
The first of the 2012 World Series of Poker winners' bracelets has been claimed by California blackjack dealer Chiab Saechao, who won the $500 buy-in Casino Employees event Tuesday.
 
The competition attracted 732 entrants, generating a main prize for Saechao of $70,859 after he bested Florida dealer Patricia Baker in the heads up.
 
Baker took home a runner up prize worth $43,754.