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||Most Consistent Poker Players Of Past Decade|
|2||WSOP Rookie Talks About $2 Million Bracelet Bet|
|3||Report: Clinton Portis Wrote Bad Checks To Borgata|
|4||Wynn Announces Plan For New Poker Room|
|5||FanDuel Executive: Poker Is Not A Game Of Skill|
|6||Perkins Talks About Controversial Bet With Esfandiari|
|7||Pair Charged With Felonies For Public Sex Acts In Vegas|
|8||Shak, Bonomo Win $25k Aria High Rollers|
|9||Leong Wins 2016 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open|
|10||Online Poker: Ben 'Sauce123' Sulsky Drops $170K|
|1||Embalmed Man Plays Last Poker Game With Friends|
|2||Woman Gives Birth While Still In Poker Tournament|
|3||Selbst Could Lose $2M In WSOP Prop Bet|
|4||Poker Players Hit 5 Of 6 Powerball Numbers|
|5||Poker Player Spent $100,000 On Powerball Tickets|
|6||Poker Player Wins $5M In DFS NFL Championship|
|7||Ray Bitar Marries, Appears Healthy In Photos|
|8||Most Consistent Poker Players Of Past Decade|
|9||WSOP Rookie Talks About $2 Million Bracelet Bet|
|10||Casino VP, Cocktail Waitress Accused Of Slot Scheme|