Cherokee, N.C. (April 25, 2017) – The World Series of Poker Circuit at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina. has ran its course and concluded with the Main Event in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Twelve WSOP gold rings were handed out and Circuit stop records were set.
Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry, which set a new prizepool record at Harrah’s Cherokee, kicked off the 12-event series. A field of 3,196 entries generated a total purse of $958,800, and it was Bryan Carter who walked away with the $165,400 top prize.
A good portion of the gold rings were claimed by repeat recipients. John Nelson won Event #2 for his second gold ring; Jessie Bryant won Event #3 for his fifth gold ring; Robert Hankins won Event #4 for his seventh gold ring; David Aker won Event #8 for his second gold ring; and finally, Cody Pack won Event #12 for his fifth gold ring.
Jesse Cohen came ever-so-close to his first gold ring twice during the series. Cohen took second place in Event #3 and Event #12. Even though the poker pro did not get a taste of gold, his incredible mark of six cashes granted him enough points for the Casino Champion honors.
The biggest score of the series went to Vanessa Truong, who topped a record-breaking field of 1,164 entries in the Main Event. Truong walked away with a debut World Series of Poker gold ring and $318,646.
With only two stops left, the Circuit tour will start up again in two days. The Horseshoe Baltimore series begins Thursday, April 27.
Event #1: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry - Bryan Carter defeats a field of 3,196 players for $165,400
Event #2: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack Turbo Re-Entry - John Nelson defeats a field of 612 players for $38,560
Event #3: $580 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry - Jessie Bryant defeats a field of 595 players for $62,476
Event #4: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Six Max (1 Re-Entry) - Robert Hankins defeats a field of 594 players for $43,662
Event #5: $365 Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry - David Chapman defeats a field of 334 players for $23,051
Event #6: $365 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed 30-Minute Levels (1 Re-Entry) - Ron Germany defeats a field of 635 players for $41,914
Event #7: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack (1 Re-Entry) - Ricardo Eyzaguirre defeats a field of 1,446 players for $74,853
Event #8,: $1,125 No-Limit Hold'em (1 Re-Entry) - David Aker defeats a field of 301 players for $70,531
Event #9: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo - Chase Blanton defeats a field of 402 players for $26,533
Event #10: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event - Van Truong defeats a field of 1,164 players for $318,646
Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo (1 Re-Entry) - J.W. Wilder defeats a field of 528 players for $34,055
Event #12: $365 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Re-Entry - Cody Pack defeats a field of 373 players for $24,622
Casino Champion Race
Jesse Cohen successfully overthrows David Aker after placing second in the final event of the Harrah's Cherokee Circuit stop. Cohen ended up with six cashes and 107.5 points in the 12-tournament series, granting him the Casino Champion honors.
For the full schedule of events here at Harrah's Cherokee or for more information on the WSOP Circuit, use the links below.