WSOP Notebook: Week 1 wrap-up of the 2012 WSOP

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 02, 2012 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The 2012 running of the World Series of Poker is entering its second week of action, and over the first seven day of the tournament series there has already been a lot to talk about. In this article I’ll take a look at what has transpired during the first week of the 2012 WSOP, and what players can look for during Week 2 of the 2012 WSOP.

A look at the bracelet winners of the 2012 WSOP

Here is a look at the bracelet over the first week of the 2012 WSOP, all of whom are first-time bracelet winners:

* Event #1: $500 Casino Employees NLHE tournament – Chiab Saechao

* Event #2: $1,500 No Limit Holdem tournament – Brent Hanks

* Event #3: $3,000 Heads-Up NLHE/PLO tournament – Leif Force

* Event #4: $1,500 Seven-Card-Stud 8 or better tournament – Cory Zeidman

* Event #5: $1,500 Pot Limit Holdem tournament – Nick Jivkov

Upcoming schedule at the WSOP

Here is a look at the upcoming WSOP tournaments that will begin starting today (Saturday, June 2, 2012) up until Friday, June 8, 2012:

Event#

Date

Tournament

Buy-in

9

June 2, noon No-Limit Hold ‘Em Re-Entry (Two Starting Days, Five-Day Event)

$1,500

10

June 3, 5 p.m. Seven-Card Stud (Three-Day Event)

$5,000

11

June 4, noon Pot-Limit Omaha (Three-Day Event)

$1,500

12

June 5, noon Heads-Up No-Limit Hold ‘Em World Championship (Four-Day Event)

$10,000

13

June 5, 5 p.m. Limit Hold ‘Em (Three-Day Event)

$1,500

14

June 6, noon. No-Limit Hold ‘Em Shootout (Three-Day Event)

$1,500

15

June 6, 5 p.m. Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split Eight-Or-Better (Three-Day Event)

$5,000

16

June 7, noon Six-Handed No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Three-Day Event)

$1,500

17

June 8, noon Pot-Limit Hold ‘Em World Championship (Three-Day Event)

$10,000

18

June 8, 5 p.m. Razz (Three-Day Event)

$2,500

19

June 9, noon No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Three-Day Event)

$1,500

20

June 9, 5 p.m. Limit Hold ‘Em (Three-Day Event)

$5,000

Ladies off to their best start ever; still rolling

With six Top 10 finishes in the first five tournaments, and at least one more today as Caroline Hermesh has made the final table of the $1,500 Stud tournament, it’s safe to say that women are having their best WSOP in the history of the tournament series. All they need now is to break their 3+ year bracelet drought!

Where’s the controversy?

If you’ve been following our WSOP Notebook column you know that so far the 2012 WSOP has been lacking in just one thing… Controversy! Thus far the biggest flare-up was a minor tiff between John Kim and Casey Jarzabek over a bust-out hand Tweet! We still have weeks and weeks of poker to be played in the blazing desert sun, so I’m sure at some point there will be at least one controversial moment.

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