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.
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|2||Schemion Wins EPT Grand Final €100k High Roller|
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|4||Kornuth Wins EPT Grand Final €10k High Roller|
|5||Pick Super High Roller Bowl Winners, Win $1M!|
|6||JP McManus Wins $17 Million In Backgammon Session|
|7||Poker Strategy: Understanding Tournaments|
|8||WSOP Announces New Online Registration Process|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||Is NetEnt The New Standard In Online Casinos?|
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|2||Bilzerian, Perkins Eyeing A Double-Or-Nothing Bet|
|3||Poker Legend Gus Hansen In Denmark 'For Good'|
|4||Watch: JC Alvarado, Olivier Busquet Fight In MMA|
|5||Busquet Defeats Alvarado In High Stakes MMA Fight|
|6||Dan Bilzerian Finds Another High-Stakes Prop Bet|
|7||Poker Pro Gets 8 Years For Theft, Money Laundering|
|8||Ivey's 'Cheating' Could Be Resolved By September|
|9||Poker Pro Brian Rast Wins $600K In Biking Prop Bet|
|10||NFL Star Skips Team Workouts For All-Night Poker Session|