WSOP Notebook: SrslySirius, Casino Employees and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 28, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

The World Series of Poker is in full swing and just before the tournament series got underway we were treated with a new SrslySirius song/video, this one ringing in the 2012 WSOP in the way only SrslySirius could do. So before we get into what is going at the World Series of Poker take a look at SrslySirius’ new song titled WSOP Ho: I feel this is his best offering to date, which is saying something since I really like several of his songs!


Who is flush heading into the 2012 WSOP

With the rest of the tournament schedule winding down across the globe I thought I’d take a look at a few of the red-hot players, who have been tearing up the tournament trail this year, or recently hit a big score allowing them to play whatever WSOP events they choose. Keep an eye on all of these players at the 2012 WSOP.

* Joe Serock

* Steve O’Dwyer

* Marvin Rettenmaier

* Mike Mizrachi

* Tom Marchese

* Justin Bonomo

* Shaun Deeb

* Viktor Blom

* Noah Schwartz

* Tommy Vedes

Casino Employee Event kicks off the 2012 WSOP

The WSOP is officially underway as 732 players registered for the $500 Casino Employees Tournament, which has been a WSOP staple since 2000, and has kicked off all but two WSOP tournament series in that time period.

The winner of the tournament will receive over $70,000, while the runner-up will be rewarded with just over $43,000.

Among the entrants in the tournament (which is open to anyone who can prove they are a casino employee somewhere) were the WSOP’s own Ty Stewart; tournament director extraordinaire Matt Savage; Karina Jett (who works for a local Las Vegas casino; as well as familiar poker personalities Marie Lizette Acoba, Annie LePage, Brett Collson and Sean Drake.

Today’s Events

In addition to the conclusion of the two-day $500 Casino Employee tournament, Memorial Day at the WSOP will also include the start of the first $1,500 No Limit Holdem Event. Event #2 $1,500 NLHE, will be a three-day tournament and will be the first open-bracelet awarded at the 2012 WSOP.

On Tuesday the WSOP gets into high-gear as two more tournaments will be in action, as well as Day 2 of the $1,500 NLHE event.

Here is a look at the first three days of the 2012 WSOP schedule:


May 27, noon Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Two-Day Event)



May 28, noon No-Limit Hold ‘Em (Three-Day Event)



May 29, noon Heads-Up No-Limit Hold ‘Em/Pot-Limit Omaha (Three-Day Event)



May 29, 5 p.m. Seven-Card Stud High-Low Eight-Or-Better (Three-Day Event)


What to expect from this column

As the WSOP progresses we will be bringing you all of the big stories in their own feature articles, while our WSOP Notebook column will be used for the wilder stories from the WSOP, as well as featuring some commentary from WSOP participants.

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