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||Portland Asks Poker Rooms To Have Players Deal|
|2||Holz Wins 2016 EPT Barcelona €50k High Roller|
|3||Phelps Playing Cards Shortly Before Race|
|4||Poker Player Accuses Preet Bharara Of Racism|
|5||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: When Limping Is Good|
|6||Revel Owner Looking To Abandon Reopening Plans|
|7||PokerStars Rebrands Live Events Starting In 2017|
|8||PPA, PokerStars Opposing CA Web Poker Bill|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||A Poker Life: Harrison Gimbel|
|1||Police Raid Phoenix $2-$5 No-Limit Hold'em Game|
|2||Marcel Luske Accuses PokerStars Of Fraud|
|3||Trump Picks Poker-Playing Billionaire As Adviser|
|4||Brunson Says He Was Intended Victim Of Robbery|
|5||Damon Says 'Rounders 2' Would Be About I-Poker|
|6||Mercier Appears On 'The Dan Le Batard Show'|
|7||Portland Asks Poker Rooms To Have Players Deal|
|8||Jason Koon Wins 2016 SHRPO Championship Event|
|9||Gambler Has Sweat After Putting $10,000 On Team USA|
|10||Holz Wins 2016 EPT Barcelona €50k High Roller|