Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
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Heads Up For the First Bracelet at the Casino Employees Event

Roland Reparejo (left) and Corey Emery (right)

Event #1 of the WSOP, the $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em event, resumes at 2 p.m. today. What was supposed to be a two-day event has now stretched into Day 3 with just two players remaining of the 51 who made it through to Day 2.

Roland Reparejo returns with 1,795,000 chips against Corey Emery who has a stack of 735,000. Reparejo snatched the lead in the very last hand of the night when he rivered a set of sixes and Emery called his shove with top pair.

After 22 levels and just 8 hands of heads-up play, the tournament director controversially called play to a close at 3 a.m. The rail wanted to see the fight continue until they had a winner and Emery pleaded to be allowed to continue as felt he had an advantage being the younger man. He insisted he could play all night and felt that his opponent was tiring. Reparejo admitted that he was indeed tired and didn’t seem too upset at the prospect of a night's rest before resuming battle.

Join the PokerNews Live Reporting team as we bring you hand-for-hand action as Level 23 kicks off with the blinds at 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante. Play could be over in one hand or it could take a few hours to finally decide the winner who will take home $82,835 and the first gold bracelet to be awarded at the 2014 WSOP.

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