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|
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|5||DraftKings: Week 5 NFL DFS Picks|
|6||NJ Lawmaker: PokerStars Licensing 'Long Overdue'|
|7||$5.5M In Additional FTP Money To Be Repaid|
|8||Vegas Casinos Aim To Find Own Power Sources|
|9||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|10||Poker Strategy: The Views Of Luck|
|1||Legendary Gambler Banned From Nevada Casinos|
|2||Italian Poker Pro DQ'd For Chip 'Prank'|
|3||'Teen Wolf' Actor Sues Casino Over Assault|
|4||Matt Smith Goes From Poker Pro To DFS Millionaire|
|5||Wynn Takes Hit After $258M Junket Heist|
|6||Man Says Casino Stole His Blackjack Winnings|
|7||Online Poker: Phil Ivey Having $400K Month|
|8||DraftKings: Week 1 NFL DFS Picks|
|9||WSOP Main Event Coverage Begins Tuesday On ESPN2|
|10||DraftKings: Week 4 NFL DFS Picks|