Female poker players are stepping up this year at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Just a few days ago, Dana Castaneda earned a historic first place win during Event #54, becoming the first women in years to win an open WSOP event. Now, Loni Harwood has earned a first place win during Event #60, making her the second women to win an open event this year alone!
Harwood competed in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament and outlasted the field of 2,541 competitors to earn over $609,017 plus a gold bracelet. Harwood has done very well this season of the WSOP, earning this win and this was the third final table the 23 year old made as well as her sixth cash out this summer.
Commenting on the win, Harwood stated: I’m pretty overwhelmed. 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.”
Final Table Results of Event #60:
First Loni Harwood $609,017
Second Yongshuo Zheng $378,607
Third Mika Paasonen $267,978
Fourth Yngve Steen $193,265
Fifth Asi Moshe $141,124
Sixth Daniel Cascado $104,282
Seventh Cy Williams $78,006
Eigth Bijon Notash $59,036
Ninth Hiren Patel $45,212
Hopefully this is not the end of great female game play in the 2013 WSOP. The Main Event has already kicked off and it will be interesting to see how well the female players do and hopefully we see a few females in final table game play! Congratulations to Loni Harwood on the WSOP win!
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