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Jake Bazeley Wins 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Cherokee Main Event

Ohioan Poker Pro Tops Field Of 797 Entries To Win $239,096 and First Gold Ring


Jake Bazeley topped a field of 797 entries to win the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $1,675 no-limit hold’em main event. For the win the 31-year-old poker pro from Cincinnati earned his first WSOP Circuit gold ring and the $239,096 first-place prize.

“It hasn’t even set in yet,” Bazeley told “I’ve been working so hard to get a win and been so close. Poker, you can get close and you still get paid well, but you don’t get that fully satisfied feeling until you win. Hopefully when this sets in I’ll feel like I’ve accomplished what I wanted to.”

In addition to the title, the hardware and the money Bazeley also earned 912 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his fourth final table appearance so far in 2014 with the previous highlight being a fourth-place finish in the $5 million guaranteed $3,500 World Poker Tour main event at the SHR Poker Showdown in April for $371,931.

With this win Bazeley increased his POY point total for the year to 2,190 points, which was enough to move him into 47th place in the overall standings. His year-to-date earnings for 2014 total $671,235.

Bazeley entered the final day of play in second chip position among the remaining twelve players and was able to survive to heads-up play with Chad DeBerry. Bazeley held a greater than 2-to-1 chip advantage as the final showdown began. By the time the final hand arose he held roughly 80 percent of the chips in play. The las hand of the tournament began with DeBerry raising to 175,000 from the button. Bazeley made it 505,000 and DeBerry responded by moving all-in for roughly 3.3 million. Bazeley made the call with the 4Spade Suit4Heart Suit, which was racing against the KSpade SuitQSpade Suit for Deberry.

The flop brought the ADiamond Suit9Club Suit4Diamond Suit to give Bazeley a set. When the 3Diamond Suit hit the turn it meant that DeBerry was drawing dead and would be sent to the rail as the runner up. He earned $147,405 for his second place finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Jacob Bazeley $239,096 912
2 Chad Deberry $147,405 760
3 Caleb Brown $108,671 608
4 Raymond “Trey” Walton $80,995 456
5 Daniel Gilmer $61,174 380
6 Abdoul Kazerouni $46,804 304
7 Hai Le $36,260 228
8 Corey Bierria $28,441 152
9 Mark Dumonski $22,583 76