Andrew Cohen wins Event #1 of WSOP

Andrew Cohen wins  Event #1 of WSOP

Monday, 1 June 2009

1 bracelet down 56 to go. Andrew Cohen is the first bracelet winner at this year’s World Series Of Poker. The 39-year old took down the Casino Employees tournament, outlasting 886 fellow dealers, bartenders, floor staff and other casino staff to pick up a cheque for $88,833 plus the all-important gold bracelet.

Cohen, who works behind the bar at the Palms Casino said “The one thing that I always wanted—for any poker player, this is it. I told all these guys here, it’s not about the money to me, and I’m not even a rich guy. I’m a bartender. And, I don’t care about the money. You can always get money. It’s the bracelet that counts.”

The open events now come thick and fast with this week’s highlights including the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha which starts today, the $1,500 No Limit Hold Em on Tuesday and the $10,000 World Championship Mixed event which starts on Thursday.

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