No limit to win­ning at area poker tour­na­ments

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - Showtime - Palm Beach - - GAMBLING - By David Rater­man

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, Semi­noleHardRock­Hol­ly­

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, TheIslePom­, 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, Casi­noDa­ni­ 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, Casi­ 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, Mag­icCi­, 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.

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