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||Bilzerian Hires Casey Anthony's Former Attorney|
|2||Bellagio WPT Five Diamond Draws 582 Entries|
|3||Mohsin Charania Wins WPT Five Diamond Main Event|
|4||Poker Strategy: Categorizing Recreational Players|
|5||Trump Taj Mahal Gets Last-Minute Reprieve|
|6||Web Poker: Alex Luneau Has Rough Week|
|7||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|8||Lichtenberger Wins 2014 WPT Alpha8 Bellagio|
|9||Man Admits To Stealing $1.7M For Gambling, Sex Workers|
|10||New York Picks Three Winners For Upstate Casinos|
|1||Dan Bilzerian Facing Felony Charge In Nevada: Report|
|2||Miss Finland Runs Crazy Bluff On Ronnie Bardah|
|3||Edward Norton: 'Possibility Of Rounders 2'|
|4||Phil Ivey Continues Online Poker Upswing|
|5||Man Robs Bank To Continue Gambling Session|
|6||Bilzerian Hires Casey Anthony's Former Attorney|
|7||Here's The Criminal Complaint Against Dan Bilzerian|
|8||Gus Hansen Returns To Online Poker, Drops $132K|
|9||Online Poker: Phil Ivey Drops $800K|
|10||Footballer Skips Game For Poker Tournament|