PCA Champ Gimbel Books WPT Florida Win

Harrison Gimbel
WPT Regional Series Hard Rock Fall Poker Open champ Harrison Gimbel.

2010 PCA champ Harrison Gimbel took down the WPT Regional Series Hard Rock Fall Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida Monday.

The 20-year-old South Floridian, still too young to gamble in most states, collected $330,000 for the win after striking a deal heads-up, marking the biggest poker payout in Floridian poker history.

A native of nearby Jupiter, Gimbel burst onto the live poker scene with a $2.2 million win at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure this past January at the age of 19.

His early October birthday means he will not be eligible to play in the World Series of Poker until 2012.

The $5,000 non-televised World Poker Tour Regional Series event was the WPT's first foray into Florida after the state increased betting limits in July of this year.

A total of 289 players entered the event creating a $1.4 million prize pool.

Names like Jason Mercier, Jeff Madsen, Josh Arieh, Shannon Shorr, Allie Prescott and Joe Serock all played.

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