Poker

There’s all kinds of poker news: What tournaments are coming up, what high hand and other promotions are going on, who won the big events … and, of course, those stories of that donkey who sucked out and hit a two-outer for all your chips. Here’s the spot.

Gulfstream poker: Take a spin at the high hand

High hand wheel at Gulfstream Park It takes a significant event for everyone at the Gulfstream Park poker room to focus on the same thing, as patrons juggle their card-playing, horse betting and socializing. But in recent weeks, the room has come to a stop every 30...

Boca man wins $290K, Lucky Hearts main event

Michael Graffeo of Boca Raton walked away with $290,687 after winning the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) WPTDeepStacks Main Event on Tuesday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The series finale carried a $1,100 buy-in, $1 million...

Lucky Hearts series starting at Hard Rock

Lucky Hearts at Seminole Hard Rock The Lucky Hearts Poker Open runs through Jan. 25 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The 16-tournament series begins with the Ultimate Re-Entry tournament: Players can enter at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday for...

‘Fun in the Sun’ begins Monday at Seminole Hard Rock

'Fun in the Sun' poker starts at Hard Rock Monday The sixth annual Fun in the Sun  Poker Open, a series of eight events, begins Monday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Unlike other Seminole Hard Rock series, this one is low-key, with the biggest guarantee...

Hawkins wins third WSOPC ring this year

Maurice Hawkins of West Palm Beach became the first player in the history of the World Series of Poker Circuit Series to win three Circuit main events in one year. Hawkins defeated a 261-player field Monday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club to earn his eighth career...

Pro TJ Shulman wins WSOP Circuit ring

TJ Shulman wins WSOP Circuit event South Florida poker pro TJ Shulman  defeated 193 players, including a tough final table, to win Event No, 8 ($580 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em) Thursday at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach. Shulman, of Boynton Beach,...

South Floridian Wong out in eighth at WSOP

South Floridian Wong finishes eighth at WSOP South Floridian Jerry Wong had a pair of jacks and a short stack, so of course all of his chips were going to end up in the middle of the table. But Vojtech Ruzicka had pocket queens, which ended Wong’s run at the World...

Big poker series in November at Seminole Hard Rock

Poker players prepare to Rock 'n' Roll The Rock ‘n’ Roll Poker Open is less than a month away, with a very wide spectrum of tournaments: One event costs $50,000 to enter. Another costs less than one percent of that amount. The series of 14 tournaments runs Nov. 16-30....