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Winners of early events at Hard Rock's Summer Open

Here are the results of the early tournaments at the Hard Rock's Summer Open Poker Series, as, provided by the casino.
There are two opening days for the main event, Friday and Saturday.

The rest of the schedule left: $150 tournament, 6:30 p.m. June 16; $75 tournament, 6:30 p.m. June 17; $150 satellites into main event, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 18, and $50 satellite at 7:30 p.m. June 18; $1,100 main event, with two starting days, at 11 a.m. June 19 and 20, continuing on June 21.

More info: 954-327-ROCK or

In event No. 1, (a $150 buy-in), Luis Cristobal of Coral Gables outlasted a field of 305. He took home $9,744.

In event No. 2 (also a $150 buy-in, but with rebuys), Ronnie Johns of Labelle prevailed. He earned. $11,262.

Event No. 3 (a $75 buy-in) went to Gary Lopes of Naples. His first place netted $4,960 in the field of 310.

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NICK SORTAL began playing 3-card "gut" and "Indian poker" on high school band trips, moved on to "night baseball" and "pass the trash" during a Dr. Pepper-infused midnight game in the 1980s at the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and now play in a regular neighborhood Hold 'Em game in Plantation. I have been given the assignment of writing about the gambling life in South Florida casinos for the Sun-Sentinel...which means sitting around watching poker on TV now counts as research.
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