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||CEO Wins $1M At Blackjack, Drops $300K On Dinner|
|2||High-Stakes British Poker Pro Crashes Ferrari F458|
|3||Riviera Casino Bought, To Be Torn Down|
|4||Man Wins $1.5 Million On NJ Online Gaming Site|
|5||Web Poker: Phil Ivey Loses Another $600K|
|6||Poker Strategy: Tough River Situation|
|7||Revel Casino Deal Salvaged, Sold For $82 Million|
|8||Win Seat To Beach Poker Classic Via CarbonPoker|
|9||Tribe Will Grow Marijuana If No Florida Casino|
|10||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
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|2||PokerStars Sues Erick Lindgren For $2.5 Million|
|3||World Series Of Poker Unveils 2015 Schedule|
|4||High-Stakes Poker Player Strikes Deal In Bomb Case|
|5||Ivey Wins Third Aussie Millions $250,000 High Roller|
|6||Nevada Adds 33rd Person To 'Black Book'|
|7||Poker Legend Doyle Brunson To Undergo Cancer Surgery|
|8||Horseshoe Cincinnati Cancels WSOP Circuit Stop|
|9||Online Poker: Phil 'Polarizing' Ivey Loses $600,000|
|10||Brad Pitt Loses $25K To Chauffeur In Poker Game|