Harrison Gimble Wins WPT Florida

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Posted on Nov 23rd 2010  -  Subject: Harrison Gimble Wins WPT Florida

Youthful Jupiter, Florida resident Harrison Gimble has won the 2010 $5k buy-in WPT Florida main event at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. He outlasted a field of 289 players over three days to take down the title and win the $330,000 first place prize. It was the biggest buy-in ever since Florida state changed its poker laws earlier this year.

Afterwards, Gimbled stated, “I wanted to represent South Florida and win it for South Florida.”

This has been an incredible year for Harrison Gimble.  In January, at the tender age of 19, he won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January 2010 for $2.2 million.

He can only play a select few live tournaments as he won't turn 21 until October of 2011.Gimbel has had considerable success online as well, winning over $1.2 milllion under his username "gibler123."

Fate shone brightly on Gimbel on his first day of play, when he almost bust out of the tournament after going all-in with Q-9 against Adam Adler’s A-Q. With the board falling 8-8-3-Q, Gimbel had already said his goodbyes when a miracle 3 outer 9 fell on the river to double him up and propel him further in the tournament.

At the final table and after Fred Goldberg of Plantation was eliminated in 3rd ($144,733), a deal was struck between Gimbel and his heads-up opponent Ruberto.

With a wide disparity between a first prize worth $381,564 and a second prize of $233,678, Gimbel accepted Ruberto’s offer and walked away with the trophy and $330,000 richer.  “All I had my mind on was first.” commented Gimbel after his incredible victory. “I couldn’t even tell you what the other payouts were.”

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