Loni Harwood Claims 4th WSOP Circuit Ring in Florida

Loni Harwood Claims 4th WSOP Circuit Ring in FloridaFlorida pro Loni Harwood has collected a fourth career World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring after taking down Event 5 of the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for $10,801. The $365 No-Limit Hold’em tournament attracted 120 players to create a prize pool of $36,000, with the 29 year-old player subsequently overcoming the field, including Stephen Hawley heads-up, to claim the victory.
Despite not being superstitious, Loni Harwood said that 7 is her lucky number and that after the final table was reached on Day 2 she was delighted to find herself allocated Seat 7, stating at the time that “All signs point to a win.” As she later admitted:
“It seems that every time I get Seat 7 at the final table, I just.. It’s crazy. I’m not superstitious or anything. But it just seems like every time I’m at a final table, it’s always seven.”
Furthermore, Harwood entered the final table in 7th position with 77,000 in chips, providing more than ample proof of her impending win to any true believer in the power of numerology. Following her success, Loni Harwood now boasts $2,563,934 in career earnings, placing her at number 10 on the Women’s All Time Money List, sandwiched between Maria Ho ($2,517,310) in 11th and Jennifer Harman ($2,739,645) in 9th.
She also boasts 2 WSOP bracelets, including in 2013 winning the $1,500 No Limit Texas hold ’em event for $609,017, still representing her biggest score to date, as well as in 2015 claiming the WSOP National Championship title for $341,599. Interestingly, Harwood’s first WSOP bracelet was won on July 7, which also happens to be the birthdays of both her brother and her sister-in-law.
Just like Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov, or Randy Lew and Celina Lin, Loni Harwood is in along term relationship with fellow poker pro Phillip Hui, and talking about their life together Harwood explains that “We always talk poker but have a life outside from talking hands.” Meanwhile, Hui commented that “being with someone that understands the swings and emotions that are involved in poker is just a plus to playing a game for a living.”
Event #5 Payouts:
1st: Loni Harwood $10,801
2nd: Stephen Hawley $6,675
3rd: Eric Polirer $4,753
4th: Aram Zobian $3,452
5th: Jorge Aristizabal $2,557
6th: Ricardo Valim $1,931
7th: A.J. Kelsall $1,485
8th: Mike Notarianni $1,163
9th: Brett Apter $927
10th: Warren Jurkowitz $752
11th: Jonathon Hilton $752
12th: Shane MacKinnon $752

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