First week of the 2012 WSOP, short summary and list of all bracelet winners thus far

Andy Bloch takes down his first WSOP Bracelet

It's been a hectic 7 days at the 2012 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas with 7 bracelets already decided (8 if you include the casino employees event) and plenty of big names have been in action vying for Gold Bracelet Glory.

As ever a very vocal Phil Hellmuth has been in town and has already made a splash with a couple of deep runs and two more WSOP cashes to extend the record he already held to an impressive 87. He took small cashes in both Event 2, $1500 NLHE (placing 61/2101) and in Event 8, $1500 Omaha Hi Low (placing 52/967) and will be looking to add a few more scores to his tally over the next month or so. We also witnessed the return of arguably the worlds greatest ever player, Phil Ivey, who famously boycotted last years event. It has been a frustrating first week for Ivey however as he has entered every event possible but has yet to make it to the second day of play in any of them. Only a fool would bet against him finding his rhythm sooner or later however.

We have also seen a heads up battle of old school pro's when Andy Bloch won his first ever WSOP bracelet against 3 time champ Barry Greenstein, and a number of deep runs from KidPoker himself (including a final table finish in Event 5, $1500 PLHE) Daniel Negreanu who seems in fine form. We also witnessed triple crown winner Gavin Griffin narrowly miss out on a second bracelet in heads up play to 71 year old veteran Herb Trapscott and we are currently waiting to see if 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong can win his first bracelet as he is in a heads up duel with Aubin Cazals for the bracelet in Event 6, $5000 NLHE Mixed-Max.

The full list of winners thus far can be seen below;

Event 1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em - Chiab “Chip” Saechao, $70,859

Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Brent Hanks, $517,725

Event 3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha - Leif Force, $207,708

Event 4: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better - Corey Zeidman, $201,559

Event 5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em, Nick Jikov - $189,818

Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud, Andy Bloch - $126,363

Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better - Herbert Tapscott, $264,400

The WSOP obviously does not end with this as we have 53 events left with over 50 bracelets to be won, including the $1M One drop tournament and of course Event #61, The Main Event. As always, stay updated with the latest news and roundups in the 2012 WSOP-section.

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