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Poker players collecting WSOP rings at Palm Beach Kennel Club


The World Series of Poker Circuit’s 12 Rings in 12 Days tournament started on Feb. 9 at Palm Beach Kennel Club (1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-683-2222, It runs until Monday, Feb. 20.

In Event 1, a no-limit hold ’em monster stack with a $365 buy-in and prize pool of $142,200, Argentinian Pedro Aldave, who lives part-time in Hallandale Beach, defeated 475 entries to collect $30,574 and a gold ring.

The final 54 players finished in the money.

In Event 2, a no-limit hold ’em with a $365 buy-in and $335,100 prize pool, Loni Harwood beat 1,117 entries to pocket $61,156. The final 117 players shared the rest of the prize pool.

This was the third Circuit ring in the past five years for Harwood, 27, who lives in Tamarac. She’s cashed in almost 80 tournaments, earning more than $2 million.

Event 3 was a no-limit hold ’em with a $580 buy-in and prize pool of $95,500. Trinidadian Martin Ryan won $24,829 while setting a record as the first player in the Circuit’s 13 years to win four rings in the same season.

The no-limit hold ’em main event opens on Friday. The buy-in is $1,675.


Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010, is bringing in more classic-rock concerts.

I recently mentioned that Duran Duran will perform there on April 5.

And I just found out Boston (“More than a Feeling,” “Foreplay/Long Time”) will follow on April 14. Ticket sales ($36-$86) start at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17.

Rod Stewart “(“Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “Maggie May”) and Cyndi Lauper (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” “She Bop”) will share a bill on July 6. Last year, Lauper released a country album titled “Detour.” Tickets cost from $50 to $255.

Rock gods Steve Miller (“The Joker,” “Jungle Love”) and Peter Frampton (“Do You Feel Like We Do,” “Show Me the Way”) will perform on July 14. Tickets cost $55-$130.

Blondie (“Rapture,” “Call Me”), led by Debbie Harry, will play on Aug. 8. Co-Headlining on the Rage and Rapture Tour is alternative-rock band Garbage (“Stupid Girl,” “Queer”). Tickets ($50-$90) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday.

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