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Monday, September 25, 2017 3:10 AM Local Time
All in a day’s work; 73-year-old local earns a big one-day score at Hard Rock
Those looking for a quick fix were in luck on Sunday afternoon at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. The $365 Turbo event ran from start to finish, drawing a sturdy field of 295 entries.
It only took about 12 hours to decide a winner. Local grinder Ron Levy made the most of his day on the felt, winning his first ring and the top prize of $21,238.
Levy is a retired accountant from Lake Worth, just up the road in Palm Beach County. He gave up his career about 15 years ago, and that’s about the time he took to poker, too. This result is the second live tournament victory on his record and his largest result to date.
Although it’s the second event on the schedule for this stop, Event #2 was the first to conclude, making Levy the inaugural ring winner at this new venue for the WSOP Circuit.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:57 PM Local Time
The starting field of 295 entries has been trimmed to 10 players, and they've drawn for new seats around the last table left in play. Here's the lineup:
Seat 1: Jack Basinger - 156,000 (10 bb)
Seat 2: Ami Neeman - 486,000 (30 bb)
Seat 3: Anthony Dianaty - 171,000 (11 bb)
Seat 4: Robert Appel - 438,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Ron Levy - 330,000 (21 bb)
Seat 6: Jesse Wilensky - 226,000 (14 bb)
Seat 7: Spencer Champlin - 195,000 (12 bb)
Seat 8: David Juden - 540,000 (32 bb)
Seat 9: Benjamin McMurray - 139,000 (9 bb)
Seat 10: Ariel Rosello - 213,000 (13 bb)
Blinds are 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante, putting the average stack around 18 big blinds. Play will continue tonight until a winner is determined. Here's what they're playing for:
Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:48 PM Local Time
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