Loni Harwood continues WSOP Circuit Run with 3rd Ring Win

Loni Harwood has been quite successful taking part in the World Series of Poker Circuit events, having just recently earned her third ring. The most recent win took place after Harwood took part in the 2017 World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club No Limit Hold’em Re-entry event. The tournament had a $365 buy-in and by the end of the tournament, Harwood was $61,156 richer and had earned her 3rd gold ring.

Harwood has already seen success during game play this year before the WSOP Circuit win by finishing third in the $1 million guaranteed no limit hold’em tournament that took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The $1,100 buy-in event provided Harwood with a prize of just over $110,000.

During the most recent WSOPC win, Harwood held a major chip lead when the final day of game play took place. 11.2 million chips were in play and Harwood held 7.7 million with only four players left to compete. It would only take an hour for the poker pro to earn the title after eliminating the three opponents.

The final hand would see A.J. Kelsall go all-in pre-flop and Harwood would call. Kelsall held A-5 while Hardwood was holding pocket deuces. The pair would hold up and give Harwood the WSOPC win. The poker pro was excited about the win and continues to show her skill when hitting the poker tables.

Final Results of the WSOPC event:

First Place Loni Harwood $61,156
Second Place Andrew Kelsall $37,772
Third Place Alex Nguyen $28,068
Fourth Place Keith Labarrie $21,111
Fifth Place Frank Muir $16,075
Sixth Place Lawrence Paden $12,385
Seventh Place John Depersio $9,654
Eighth Place Robert Georato $7,610
Ninth Place Debra Dorcy $6,065

The World Series of Poker Circuit continues and Harwood is sure to continue taking part in events in the hopes of securing a fourth gold ring.

New Schedule Released for 2016-2017 WSOP Circuit

The World Series of Poker Circuit is a popular option for both poker pros and amateurs. Players love traveling to different states across the US as well as internationally to take part in unique poker tournaments. Each tournament offers something different, with a new location, varying formats and buy-ins. The WSOP recently announced the new schedule for the 13th season of the WSOP Circuit which will include 22 stops domestically as well as six international circuit stops. The WSOP also plans on adding eight more stops to the schedule for even more game play.

Ty Stewart, the Executive Director of the WSOP, commented on the new schedule via a press release by stating:

“We are excited to be adding a couple new stops to the domestic tour this year, expanding the international tour and continuing to refine each stop to make them bigger and better. We want to continue to provide the opportunity for everyone to take a shot at becoming a World Series of Poker champion.”

The new season will begin on the 4th of August with the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino hosting the event. Based in North Carolina, players will be able to compete for several days with events spread out across the US and internationally until late next year.

Full Schedule of Events:

Series Dates Location
August 4-16, 2016 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
August 18-29, 2016 Foxwoods Resorts (Connecticut)
August 25 – September 5, 2016 Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas Strip)
September 8-19, 2016 IP (Biloxi, Mississippi)
September 29 – October 10, 2016 Horseshoe S. Indiana (Louisville)
October 13-24, 2016 Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
October 27 – November 7, 2016 Harveys Lake Tahoe (Nevada)
November 10-21, 2016 Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)
November 24 – December 5, 2016 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
December 1-12, 2016 The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
January 5-16, 2017 Choctaw Durant (Dallas/Oklahoma)
January 19-30, 2017 Horseshoe Tunica (Mississippi)
February 2-13, 2017 Potawatomi (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
February 9-20, 2017 Palm Beach Kennel Club (Florida)
February 23 – March 6, 2017 Bally’s Las Vegas
March 4-15, 2017 The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles)
March 9-20, 2017 Harrah’s Atlantic City (New Jersey)
March 16-27, 2017 Hard Rock (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
March 30 – April 10, 2017 Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha/Iowa)
April 13-24, 2017 Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
April 27 – May 8, 2017 Horseshoe Baltimore (Maryland)
May 11-22, 2017 Harrah’s New Orleans (Louisiana)
TBD WSOP Global Casino Championship
September 8-20 CASINO CAMPIONE Campione, Italy
September 29 – October 9 SPIELBANK BERLIN, Berlin, Germany
October 27 – November 14 KING’S CASINO, Rozvadov, Czech Republic
November 3-16 SONESTA MAHO BEACH RESORT & CASINO, St Maarten, Caribbean
November 11-27 CERCLE CLICHY MONTMARTRE, Paris, France
December 2-11 ENJOY CONRAD PUNTA DEL ESTE, Punta del Este, Uruguay


WSOPC Harrah’s New Orleans Title goes to Luke Graham

The World Series of Poker Circuit continues to travel around the globe and offer players an opportunity to compete in high profile events with top pros and amateurs. The latest event to finish up is the Harrah’s New Orleans event. This tournament had a buy-in of $1,675 and was in no-limit hold’em format. The event had a total of 762 players competing and it was Luke Graham who earned the first place finish.

With so many players competing, the event had a prize of $1,143,000. Graham was able to outlast the field of competitors and earned $228,600 of the large prize pool. Graham also earned a gold ring for the finish as well. A $1,000,000 WSOP National Championship seat was also given to Graham with the win. This event will take place on May 22nd to the 24th and will reward a gold bracelet to the winner.

The tournament would whittle down to four handed play and it was be Graham, Joseph Hebert, Kasra Khodayarkhani and Daniel Weinman left in game play. After almost three hours, Weinman would be eliminated by Hebert and soon Kasra would be eliminated by Graham. This would leave both Graham and Hebert even in chip count.

By Level 36, it would take just two hands for the tournament to be over. On the final hand, Hebert opened with 360,000 and Graham called. 2-8-3 on the flop and Graham would check. Hebert would bet 300,000 and Graham check-raised 600,000. Hebert then hit 1.1 million and Graham called. A 3 on the turn made Graham check-call 1.25 million and then check the 3 on the river. Hebert moved all in and Graham called after asking Hebert if he had pocket tens.

Hebert showed 10-7 after Graham called and then was shocked to see Graham holding 8-K for the full house. Hebert only had 500,000 left and he would go all in on the next hand only to be eliminated with A-8 of Graham.

Final Results:

1 Luke Graham $228,600
2 Joseph Herbert $140,932
3 Kasra Khodayarkhani $103,899
4 Daniel Weinman $77,438
5 Rogen Chhabra $58,487
6 Dan Schmiech $44,748
7 Tripp Kirk $34,667
8 Ben Mintz $27,192
9 Pavan Bhatia $21,591