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This Week's Big Winner: Jessica Dawley Wins $1 Million GTD $2,650 NLHE Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Event

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 25, 2019


Jessica Dawley came out on top in the $1 million guaranteed $2,650 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open no-limit hold’em event, topping a field of 385 players to capture the title and the $204,610 top prize. This was the largest cash of the Floridian poker pro and Air Force veteran’s career, surpassing the $130,230 she won as the champion of the 2018 World Series of Poker Ladies event. The score pushed her career live tournament earnings to nearly $1.1 million. “Going into the series, a buddy of mine and me were neck-and-neck in total earnings, and I was like ‘I just need a $200K score and then I’ll be over the $1 million-mark and I’ll pass you,’” Dawley told SHRPO reporters. “So that was definitely my goal, for sure.” Dawley outlasted a tough final table to set up a heads-up showdown with former World Poker Tour Player of the Year award winner Faraz Jaka. The two battled it out for hours, but ...

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