Loni Harwood Becomes 2nd Woman to Win WSOP Event in 2013

by Sadonna Price on July 8, 2013

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    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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