2014 World Series of Poker

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
Zilele: 3

Congratulations to Roland Reparejo, Winner of Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em ($82,835)

Nivel 23 : 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Event #1 Champion - Roland Reparejo
Event #1 Champion - Roland Reparejo

It may have been a long and grueling day for Roland Reparejo yesterday as he battled his way through the Day 2 starting field of 51 to to the final table and finally heads up before play ended just past 3 a.m.

But this afternoon it took just six hands for him to claim the first gold bracelet of the 2014 World Series of Poker and the first place prize of $82,835.

Reparejo won every hand of the final day of heads-up play apart from the penultimate one where his opponent, Corey Emery, shoved from the button and Reparejo stepped aside.

The very next hand Reparejo limped the button and snapped off a shove from Emery. Reparejo had set the trap with {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and was in great shape against the {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} of Emery.

The cards fell {2-Clubs}{8-Spades}{a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Repoarejo celebrated jubilantly with his rail including his son before shaking hands with his opponent.

Final table results:

1Roland Reparejo$82,835
2Corey Emery$51,037
3Charles Nguyen$33,073
4Olivier Doremus$24,203
5John Taylor$17,975
6Brian Wong$13,528
7Marcin Sobczak$10,308
8David Luttbeg$7,947
9Kevin Chiem$6,192

Taguri: Corey EmeryRoland Reparejo