Loni Harwood

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Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood 2015.jpg
Residence Staten Island
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 14
World Poker Tour
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 2015-10-1.

Loni Harwood (born c. 1989) is a professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker. She won two World Series of Poker Circuit events in 2012.

Background[edit]

Harwood earned a finance degree in 2012 from the University at Albany, State University of New York.[1] Upon graduation, she moved to Florida and began playing poker, quickly discovering the World Series of Poker Circuit.[1] Her initial poker training came from watching her father, Joel Harwood,[2] play online.[1]

Career highlights[edit]

Harwood won two World Series of Poker circuit rings in 2012: 2012 WSOP Circuit - Palm Beach Kennel Club 500-entrant $300 + $45 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Event 2 for $30,994,[3] and 2012 WSOP Circuit - Harrah's New Orleans 345-entrant $355 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Event 4 for $23,090.[4] The former was her first ever WSOP Circuit event.[2] She earned her first bracelet by winning the 2,541-entrant $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 2013 World Series of Poker Event 60 and its $609,017 prize.[1] Her victory at the 2013 World Series of Poker was historic: it made her the second woman (Cyndy Violette, 2005)[5] to make three final tables in a single World Series and the first to win a bracelet in the same year she did so; it moved her into third place in the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year race; and it moved her into eighth place on the all-time female World Series earnings list.[1] Additionally, her $609,017 is the highest payout to a woman in any Las Vegas event in World Series of Poker history (second in overall World Series of Poker Europe history to Annette Obrestad's £1,000,000 from the 2007 World Series of Poker Europe main event) and her $874,698 total at the 2013 World Series of Poker is the highest female total in a single World Series.[5]

On July 31, 2015, Harwood won the 2015 WSOP U.S. National Championship for her second career bracelet.[6]

World Series of Poker[edit]

World Series of Poker results
Year Cashes Final Tables Bracelets
2013 6 3 1
2014 4
2015 4 2 1
World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2013 $1,500 No Limit Texas hold 'em $609,017
2015 WSOP National Championship $341,599

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ferrara, Dave (July 8, 2013). "With Bracelet Win, Loni Harwood Leaps Into Female Rankings". Bluff. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Dalla, Nolan (July 8, 2013). "Loni Harwood Enjoying A Dream Summer". Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Home : Tournaments : 2012 WSOP Circuit - Palm Beach Kennel Club : Event 2 - No-Limit Hold'em". Card Player. February 20, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Home : Tournaments : 2012 WSOP Circuit - Harrah's New Orleans : Event 4 - No-Limit Hold'em". Card Player. May 14, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Welman, Jessica (July 8, 2013). "Loni Harwood Makes History With $609K Bracelet Victory". World Series of Poker. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2015 National Championship". World Series of Poker. July 31, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 

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