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Friday, December 03, 2021 to Friday, December 03, 2021

Event #14: NLH Main Event

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 8 | Blinds: 800/1,600 | Ante: 1,600
  • Buy-in: €10,350
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:39 PM Local Time
Jeffrey Higgins Wins One for the Road

Jeffrey Higgins

Recreational tournament player snags a ring and $12,877 at Hard Rock 

After a close call last month in Foxwoods, Jeffrey Higgins took care of unfinished business at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Higgins conquered the $365 freezeout event, winning close to $13k in cash and his first gold ring.

“This means more than it should,” the champ fought back emotions in the moments of victory. “It’s just a silly poker tournament…”

Higgins, 37, is a real-estate broker originally from Staten Island. He now makes his home in Northborough, Mass. with his wife Rochele and children Owen (8) and Juliana (3).

Higgins quit his first job in 2006 to dedicate more time to online pot-limit Omaha cash games, but he’s since returned to the mainstream workforce. He’s a real estate broker now, and he’s played poker only sporadically over the last decade.

Foxwoods is one of the closest casinos to Higgins’ hometown, and it was there that he got his first brush with Circuit success. In one of his few live tournament attempts, Higgins finished in seventh place in a $365 event up there earlier this month, narrowly missing out on a big score and a trophy.

Fast forward a couple weeks, and Higgins was suddenly atop the hill, posing for photos with the ring that eluded him the last time around.

He doesn’t have any intention of sticking around to try to collect another, though: “Now that I won, I’m going to cancel my flight tomorrow, rebook it for tonight, and go on home.”

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