John Bowman Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event
Bowman Wins Largest Buy-In Tournament Ever In North Carolina
The largest buy-in tournament in the history of North Carolina wrapped up on Monday, with local John Bowman claiming his first World Series of Poker Circuit title at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.
Bowman defeated 856 players in the four-day $1,500 buy-in event, earning $250,380 from the $1,284,000 prize pool and a gold WSOP Circuit ring. Bowman, a roofer from Hickory, North Carolina, was playing in his first major live poker tournament after winning his seat in a satellite.
“This is such a big deal to me,” Bowman told WSOP.com. “Money is tight for us right now, so to play in the main event and then get all the way up here is just unimaginable.”
Notables who finished in the money included Kyle Cartwright (54th), Greg Raymer (29th), Kory Kilpatrick (4th) and eventual runner up Daniel Weinman (2nd).
Bowman earned 912 Card Player Player of the Year points, putting him into 51st place overall.
Here is a look at the final table results and the POY points awarded.
|Finish||Player Name||Prize||POY Points|
|1||Phil Ivey's 'Ivey Poker' Closes Virtual Doors|
|2||Phil Ivey Approved For Medical Marijuana In Vegas|
|3||Riess Apparently Put His Money In Stocks|
|4||Man: Assaulted When Booted From Casino|
|5||Macau's Minimum Bet Dwarfs Vegas' Figure|
|6||Poker Strategy: The Trouble With War|
|7||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|8||A Poker Life: Joe Kuether|
|9||The Poker Lottery|
|10||Lawyers For Poker Player Claim Illegal Search|
|1||Judge: Poker Pro Phil Ivey Cheated At London Casino|
|2||WATCH: Man Cracks Opponent's Aces, Rubs It In|
|3||Phil Ivey's Rough Week Continues|
|4||Doug Polk Calls Out Daniel Negreanu|
|5||Iowa Police Steal $100K From Poker Players|
|6||Phil Ivey's 'Ivey Poker' Closes Virtual Doors|
|7||Poker Pro Matt Smith Wins DraftKings Millionaire Maker|
|8||Phelps Was Gambling Right Before DUI|
|9||Gambler On Tilt Makes Comment About Ebola|
|10||Hansen, Blom No Longer With Full Tilt Poker|