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||Gambler Finally Hits Vegas Slot Machine That Hadn't Paid Out Jackpot In 15 Years|
|2||Phil Ivey Now Down $5.1 Million Under His 'Polarizing' Online Poker Screen Name|
|3||Study: You're Like A Pigeon When You Play Poker|
|4||Maryland Casino Says Former Employee Stole 'Highly Confidential' List Of High Rollers|
|5||Poker Strategy With Gavin Griffin: Interesting Decisions|
|6||Poker Strategy With John Vorhaus: Well, That Happens|
|7||Allen Kessler Wins 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods Main Event|
|8||Man Carjacks Vehicle From Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Returns Hours Later To Carjack Another And Gets Caught: Police|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: 8/27/14|
|10||Texas Station Closes North Las Vegas Poker Room|
|1||Former Roulette Dealer Faces Criminal Charges For Telling Gambler About 'Lucky Number'|
|2||Phil Ivey's Alleged Accomplice In Borgata 'Cheating' Case Also 'Edge-Sorted' At Foxwoods|
|3||Gus Hansen Nears $20 Million In Web Poker Losses|
|4||Atlantic City's Most Expensive Casino Ever Built To Close Next Month After Horrendous Two-Year Failure|
|5||'Invisible Ink' Poker Cheat Banned From Connecticut Casinos|
|6||Real-Money Online Poker Coming To California This Month, Tribal Gaming Regulator Says|
|7||Dan Cates Accidentally Flew To Airport In San Jose, CA Rather Than Airport In San José Del Cabo, Mexico|
|8||Gambler Finally Hits Vegas Slot Machine That Hadn't Paid Out Jackpot In 15 Years|
|9||Steven Seagal Stars In New Poker Movie|
|10||A Poker Life: Jennifer Tilly|