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Chiab Saechao wins Employees event

Updated: May 30, 2012, 4:58 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

The first piece of hardware at the 2012 World Series of Poker has been awarded. Chiab "Chip" Saechao won the annual $500 buy-in Casino Employees Championship at the WSOP, pocketing $70,859 and his first WSOP bracelet. The event, open to all casino employees from around the world, attracted a field of 732 players, down from the 850 in 2011, but up from the 721 in 2010. Saechao, from Visalia, Calif., is a blackjack dealer at the Tachi Casino in Lemoore, and this bracelet victory was amazingly ...

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