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World Series of Poker -- Loni Harwood Becomes Second Female To Win Open Event In 2013

Harwood Earns First Bracelet at Third Final Table of the Summer

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Loni HarwoodThe 2012 World Series of Poker was dubbed the Year of the Woman, but perhaps that title belongs to the 2013 summer series. Less than a week after 31-year-old waitress Dana Castaneda won event no. 54, Loni Harwood also joined the exclusive club of women to win an open bracelet event.

Harwood, a 23-year-old professional poker player from Staten Island, New York, won $609,017 for defeating a field of 2,541 in event no. 60, a $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament. What made the feat even more impressive was that it was Harwood’s third final table and sixth cash of the summer.

Harwood finished sixth in the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event for $39,803 and last week finished fourth in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event for $210,456. All told, her summer winnings total nearly $875,000.

“I’m pretty overwhelmed,” Harwood admitted. “It honestly hasn’t hit me yet. It’s pretty awesome. It’s the definitely the highlight of my poker career. Everyone is in search of a bracelet. I can’t even believe I won a bracelet today. It’s pretty unbelievable. When I won a gold ring when I first started, I thought it was the biggest thing in the world. This is like 100 times better.”

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Loni Harwood $609,017 1200
2 Yongshuo Zheng $378,607 1000
3 Mika Paasonen $267,978 800
4 Yngve Steen $193,265 600
5 Asi Moshe $141,124 500
6 Daniel Cascado $104,282 400
7 Cy Williams $78,006 300
8 Bijon Notash $59,036 200
9 Hiren Patel $45,212 100

For complete coverage of the summer poker festival. check out our WSOP landing page.

Photo Credit: Joe Giron/WSOP

 
 
 
 

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JAYLEEZIE
over 7 years ago

Congratulations. This is not a very good picture of her. This girl is really pretty and she definitely knows how to play poker.

 
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