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Event 5: Loni Harwood Wins Fourth Career Circuit Gold Ring in Coconut Creek

2018 World Series of Poker Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
Event 5
$365 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Entries: 120
Prize Pool: $36,000
February 12-13, 2018

Florida’s Loni Harwood is a four-time World Series of Poker Circuit gold ring winner following a victorious performance in Event 5 of the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek series Tuesday evening. For the title in the $365 buy-in No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament, Harwood pocketed $10,801 adding to more than $1,630,000 in WSOP-related earnings.

The event drew 120 entries generating a prize pool of $36,000. Day 1 play saw the field narrow to just nine remaining and Harwood bagged toward the bottom — seventh of the nine remaining. Harwood arrived early to the following day’s restart and admitted, “All signs point to a win.”

Adamant about not being superstitious, Harwood explained that Seat 7 — the seat she occupied at Tuesday’s final table — had been good to her in the past.

“It seems that every time I get Seat 7 at the final table, I just… I don’t know,” she told the WSOP’s Eric Ramsey. “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.”

In addition to sitting in Seat 7 and being seventh in the counts, Harwood kicked off the final stages of play with 77,000 chips. She watched as player after player hit the rail and didn’t join in the bustout fun herself until she eliminated Eric Polirer in third place. She picked up a stack of chips, but entered heads-up play versus Stephen Hawley at a disadvantage. One double-up changed that and she took a commanding lead in the duel before eliminating Hawley in second place.

For Harwood, the win marked her first Seminole Hard Rock Poker victory and came on the heels of a second-place finish (chopping with Ari Engel) during Hollywood’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open. She is 28 years old and ties to the Northeast as well as here in South Florida.

The WSOP Circuit continues in Coconut Creek this week with the Monster Stack Wednesday, the High Roller Thursday and the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event Friday and Saturday.

Event 5 final results:

1st: Loni Harwood – $10,801 + Gold Ring
2nd: Stephen Hawley – $6,675
3rd: Eric Polirer – $4,753
4th: Aram Zobian – $3,452
5th: Jorge Aristizabal – $2,557
6th: Ricardo Jose 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

Event 5: Loni Harwood Wins Fourth Ring and $10,801; Stephen Hawley — 2nd Place ($6,675)

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 120

Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood was on the button and Stephen Hawley was in the big blind. They got the last of Hawley’s 170,000 chips in the pot and Harwood had the title within reach.

Harwood: Kc9s
Hawley: Tc8c

Runout: Jc8h3c4d9h

Hawley took the lead pairing up on the flop, but Harwood spiked the river for better. Hawley was eliminated in second place for $6,675 while Harwood went on to win her fourth ring. In addition, she earned $10,801.

Stephen Hawley

A full report on the tournament will be posted later tonight. In the meantime, here’s a look at the final results:

1st: Loni Harwood – $10,801 + Gold Ring
2nd: Stephen Hawley – $6,675
3rd: Eric Polirer – $4,753
4th: Aram Zobian – $3,452
5th: Jorge Aristizabal – $2,557
6th: Ricardo Jose 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

Event 5: Loni Harwood Doubles to Take Big Chip Lead

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 120

Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood was on the button and Stephen Hawley was in the big blind. They got 30,000 in the pot preflop and saw a QcQd8h flop. Hawley checked. Harwood C-bet 30,000. Hawley called.

The turn fell the 2d and Hawley checked again. Harwood bet 82,000. Hawley called.

The river was the 4h and Hawley checked a third time. Harwood shoved for her last 381,000 and Hawley called.

Harwood: Qs3d for trip queens
Hawley: Jh2h for queens up

Harwood’s trips were good and she doubled through Hawley to take a huge heads-up lead.

Loni Harwood – 1,050,000 (87 bb)
Stephen Hawley – 150,000 (12 bb)

Event 5: Eric Polirer – 3rd Place ($4,753)

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 120

Eric Polirer

Short stack Eric Polirer was all-in preflop holding 7c7d. Loni Harwood, who had just doubled Polirer, had him at risk and was racing with AsQs.

Runout: Qd5c3sQc6s

Harwood paired up on the flop and tripped up on the turn. Three queens were best and Polirer was eliminated in third place.

Hawley took the chip lead to heads up play against Harwood.

Stephen Hawley – 710,000 (59 bb)
Loni Harwood – 490,000 (40 bb)
Eric Polirer – Eliminated in 3rd place ($4,753)

Event 5: Eric Polirer Doubles Through Loni Harwood

$365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Structure | Payouts
Level 22: 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 120

Eric Polirer moved all in for 123,000 on the button, and Loni Harwood called to put him at risk in the big blind.

Polirer; AsQd
Harwood; TsTc

The board ran out 6d6c5c5dQc, and the queen on the river saved Polirer’s tournament life. He doubled up with queens up.

Eric Polirer – 258,000 (22 bb)
Loni Harwood – 282,000 (24 bb)