Loni Harwood wins WSOP Bracelet, Main Event kicks off

Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood bettered her fantastic performance at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker(WSOP) by winning the $1500 NL Hold’em event and taking home a WSOP Bracelet and $609,000 in prize money. Harwood recorded the best performance by a female poker player in WSOP 2013 as she made 3 final tables this summer winning more than $875,00- the most any woman has won at a single WSOP.

The fact that Harwood had never earlier cashed in at the WSOP made her feat even more remarkable. She won the packed $1500 NL Hold’em event where 2500 poker players had entered. The 23 year old from New York joined an elite group of players who have featured at 4 final tables this WSOP. It is also a tie for the all time record for number of final tables set by Cyndy Violette in 2005.

The final table results from the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event 60:

1st: Loni Harwood – $609,017
2nd: Yongshuo Zheng – $378,607
3rd: Mika Paasonen – $267,978
4th: Yngve Steen – $193,265
5th: Asi Moshe – $141,124
6th: Daniel Cascado – $104,282
7th: Cy Williams – $78,006
8th: Bijon Notash – $59,036
9th: Hiren Patel – $45,212

In other events, the Little Drop for One Drop created history by having a record turnout. Brian Yoon won the event, his first WSOP Bracelet and $663,000. He triumphed over a field of 4756 poker players making it the second largest event this summer behind the Millionaire Maker Event. This event with a buy-in of $1,111 had debuted at the WSOP this year earned a payday for 495 players. Indian Player Rahul Byrraju Raju finished in 52nd place in this event.

The final table results for the Little One for One Drop Event 58:

1st: Brian Yoon – $663,727
2nd: Cuong Nguyen – $408,264
3rd: Roland Israelashvili – $295,433
4th: Justin Zaki – $218,771
5th: Henry Tran – $163,340
6th: Joseph Morneau – $122,933
7th: Kevin O’Donnell – $93,269
8th: Alex Case – $71,311
9th: Adriano Santa Ana – $54,960

The Main Event of $10,000 NL Hold’em also started on Sunday atracting 1,942 players so far.