Loni Harwood Wins $72K Prize in Vegas

By | 2018-04-12T16:27:11+00:00 Feb 28, 2018|Player|
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Loni Harwood was able to do a really good job as she was able to outlast the rest of the 130 entrants for the WSOP Circuit Las Vegas Event #13: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’Em High Roller at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. She was able to win $72,802 after all were said and done. Today, she has a total of five WSOP Circuit rings that go along with her two WSOP gold bracelets.

So far, as a professional, she was able to bag $2.6 million in total career earnings. During the WSOP Circuit Las Vegas, Loni Harwood was followed by Joseph Cheong who bagged $44,998 and then followed by Ankush Mondavia in third place with $32,089 in total winnings.

Not a Walk in the Park

It wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. After day 1, there were still 49 players who battled it out for the title. And the last remaining 16 participants had at least $3,557 in the bank during the second day.

Ryan Olisar who had the first-day chip lead, and who was considered a favorite among the other players missed out on the unofficial final table and finished in 10th place instead and settled for $6,302. He was stopped by Ankush Mandavia who eventually finished among the top players during that event. Mandavia was able to lead the unofficial nine-max final table along with Joseph Cheong and Harwood.

Viet Vo was able to seal the ninth place with a $6,302 price. He wasn’t able to advance against Vincent Moscatti who bagged $7,896. Moscati decided to four-bet jammed ace-nine but Cheong had an ace-queen. With that hand, it made Cheong the chip leader for the very first time right before Mandavia was able to take it back.

Action After Dinner Break

Right after dinner break, it was Mandavia who opened and Ryan Leng three-bet all-in with ace-nine coming from the small blind. Mandavia folded with Harwood’s four-bet jammed with ace-king. Leng then bowed out in seventh place winning a total of $10,070.

Mandavia was able to take out Seth Davies who ended up in sixth place with $13,081 right after his ace-king was pitted against king-queen.

From that point, Phue Nguyen was able to jam eight big blinds using ace-five from the button. Steve Bierman then shoved over the top using pocket jacks from the small blind and the big blind eventually folded. Nguyen had the help he needed when he was able to get an ace during his turn. However, despite the efforts, it was Bierman who eliminated Nguyen into the fifth spot for $17,038.

Bierman was then eliminated by Cheong shortly after and Bierman settled to win $23,340 taking fourth place. Mandavia then faced against Harwood who eliminated him in third place for $32,089 right after he decided to have a three-bet all-in with ace-eight and failed to fight the ace-ten hand of Harwood.

Cheong, on the other hand, began heads-up play with a 9-to-7 chip advantage vs. Harwood. Harwood eventually battled back and was able to turn the table around to take the chip lead for the first time with a 2:1 chip advantage. Cheong eventually received $44,998 winning for his second-place performance while Harwood landed with a $72,802 winning.

By | 2018-04-12T16:27:11+00:00 Feb 28, 2018|Player|

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