Tyler Barnes denies Maurice Hawkins the 16th ring in the WSOPC Cherokee Main Event

Tyler Barnes

There was no shortage of big headlines World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) recently, including Daniel Lowery won his 15th ring at WSOPC Cherokee And Ari Engel Shortly after winning his 17th online victory, he increased his lead on the all-time ring list.

The former ring list leader, Maurice Hawkinsalmost won his 16th ring this week when he reached the final table $1,700 buy-in to the WSOPC Cherokee Main Event. The controversial player fell just short with a third-place finish worth $178,870 for North Carolina Tyler Barnes invited the event to 1,659 entrants for $383,856 and his second circuit ring.

Maurice Hawkins
Maurice Hawkins

The WSOPC Cherokee Main Event, which attracted 1,659 entrants for a $2.5 million prize pool, featured a particularly stacked final table including: Michael Wang (4th – $136,052), Adam Hendrix (5th – $104,413) and Andrew Moreno (6th – $80,857).

But it was Barnes, who won his first ring at a Cherokee stop in 2021, who emerged victorious, posting a score that more than tripled his previous one Live Earnings. In fact, Barnes eliminated every player at the nine-handed final table.

WSOPC Cherokee Main Event final table results

1 Tyler Barnes Pinehurst, NC $383,856
2 Zachary Gilbert Hillsborough, NC $237,256
3 Maurice Hawkins West Palm Beach, FL $178,870
4 Michael Wang Las Vegas, NV $136,052
5 Adam Hendrix Anchorage, AK $104,413
6 Andrew Moreno San Diego, California $80,857
7 David Yue Murfreesboro, TN $63,188
8th Christopher Mo Tampa, FL $49,836
9 Ruby Chappell Youngstown, OH $39,671

David Jackson and Kyle Cartwright win rings

With a circuit stop as massive as Cherokee, it’s no surprise that several well-known grinders have taken up the circuit rings.

Two-time bracelet winner David Jacksonwho competed in 2022 Phil Hellmuth a 17th bracelet, won his second Circuit ring when he won Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed for $55,109.

David Jackson
David Jackson

Later in the series Kyle Cartwright won his ninth ring and $111,305 in Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em, adding to his live winnings of $3 million and entering Michael Lech, John Holley And Alexander Masek as a nine-time ring winner.

One of the circuit stop’s biggest events was Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em, which attracted 3,180 entrants for a prize pool of $1,049,400 as Tennessee’s David Yue won the event for $135,366.

Other winners in Cherokee include: Dennis Carlson (Event #4: $400 Seniors Event – ​​$55,641), Brandon Goldben (Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – $41,444) and Dustin Goldklang (Event #18: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller – $80,577).

Kyle Cartwright
Kyle Cartwright

Next up for the WSOPC is a stop Horseshoe Hammond in Illinois, which will run from February 29th to March 11th and will culminate with a $1,700 buy-in Main Event.

A complete list of ring winners at the WSOPC Cherokee can be found in the table below.

WSOPC Cherokee Ring Winner

WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold’em – 30K Opening Game 543 $179,190 Michael Lail Hudson, NC $33,799
WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 3,180 $1,049,400 David Yue Murfreesboro, TN $135,366
WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 691 $228,030 Ronald Sewell Shelby, NC $41,728
WSOPC Event #4: $400 Seniors Event 1,022 $337,260 Dennis Carlson Folsom, California $55,641
WSOPC Event #5: $600 No-Limit Hold’em 479 $246,685 Charles Benoit Montreal, California $48,207
WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 1,006 $331,980 David Jackson Las Vegas, NV $55,109
WSOPC Event #7: $600 Pot Limit Omaha 383 $197,245 John Sill Aberdeen, NC $10,101
WSOPC Event #8: $400 Monster Stack 3,577 $589,050 Daniel Lowery Peter Pender, AR $148,416
WSOPC Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 600 $182,325 Kyle Cartwright Bartlett, TN $111,305
WSOPC Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 685 $226,050 Brandon Goldben Roswell, GA $41,444
WSOPC Event #11: $250 Women’s Event 247 $49,400 Courtney Kim Charlotte, NC $11,155
WSOPC Event #12: $1,700 Main Event 1,659 $2,513,385 Tyler Barnes Pinehurst, NC $383,856
WSOPC Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 570 $188,100 Kyle Shappelle Las Vegas, NV $35,048
WSOPC Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 587 $193,710 David Gupta Columbus, OH $35,770
WSOPC Event #16: $300 Seniors Event 851 $204,240 David Attride Marietta, GA $35,405
WSOPC Event #17: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 406 $133,980 Yeonsang you Suwannee, GA $27,375
WSOPC Event #18: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller 152 $304,000 Dustin Goldklang Asheville, NC $80,577
WSOPC Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack 405 $133,650 Rahul Gupta Atlanta, GA $27,300

*Images courtesy of WSOP


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