No limit to winning at area poker tournaments
On Monday, the $1 Million Guarantee Main Event ended the World Series of Poker Circuit that started on Sept. 21 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800- 937- 0010, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com).
Out of 904 entries who paid $1,675 to play, Hollywood resident Joseph Gotlieb took first, winning $257,638 in cash plus a WSOP gold ring and entry into the WSOPCircuit Global Casino Championship.
Runner-up was Brookl yn’s Asher Conniff ($159,357). Third to fifth places went to South Floridians: Miami’s Mauricio Ameller ($117,619), Fort Lauderdale’s Brian Hastings ($88,004) and Boca Raton’s Brett Bader ($66,675)
The main entry’s final prize pool hit $1.3 million.
Also on Monday, Sweden’s Anton Wigg won the tournament’s high-roller no-limit hold ’ em, which had a buy-in of $3,250. He defeated 133 entries to pocket $111,719 and a gold ring.
Action at the Isle Open Poker Tournament, at Isle Casino Pompano Park (777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com), runs until Oct. 31. It features 24 events plus a dozen secondary ones, with prizes totaling $1.1 million.
Event 1 is a no-limit hold ’em (NLH) with a $175 buyin and payout guaranteed at $100,000.
Other big events are the NLH that starts Oct. 12 with a $360 buy-in and $200,000 being paid out; the $1,100 NLH that starts on Oct. 20 and pays out $150,000; and the $1,500 NLH Isle Open Championship paying $500,000.
Events also include a sen- iors NLHwith a $175 buy-in, a $150-limit Omaha 8B hi/lo and a Goliath stack that gives players a starting stack of 35,000 units.
Marlon Wayans will perform standup comedy on Saturday at the Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-920-1511, CasinoDaniaBeach.com). The show starts at 8 p.m., with tickets going for $40.
Also on Saturday, comedians Artie Lange and Richard Lewis will be onstage at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (5550 NW 40th St., 954- 977- 6700, CasinoCoco.com). The show is sold out.
Comedian Carlos Mencia will perform in Coconut Creek on Oct. 20 ($40-$80), (21001 NW as will singer Neil Sedaka (“Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” “Oh Carol”) on Oct. 27 ($50-$80).
And then, on Nov. 4, at Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave., Miami, 305-649-3000, MagicCityCasino.com), will be a return of the greatest concert concept ever: Wiener Bash, featuring all the hot dogs and sausages you can eat plus live performances by hardrock legends.
At this year’s event ($60 for general admission) Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil (“Dr. Feelgood,” “Wild Side”) and Great White (“Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Rock Me”) will perform.