Win brings tournament earnings to almost $2 Million but first WSOP-related victory
Cincinnati poker professional Jake Bazeley took down the WSOP Harrah's Cherokee Main Event this week, his first WSOP-related victory.
The 31-year-old earned earned $239 096, a Circuit gold ring and a seat in the season-ending National Championship.
Play moved quickly in the third and final day of play with the field narrowing from 12 to 9 in less than an hour.
Bazeley went into heads up play against Chad DeBerry with a 3-to-1 advantage ultimately emerging victorious as he outlasted a total field of 797 that created a $1,195,500 prize pool.
Final table results:
1 Jake Bazeley $239,096
2 Chad DeBerry $147,405
3 Caleb Brown $108,671
4 Raymond "Trey" Walton $80,995
5 Dan Gilmer $61,174
6 Ray Kazerouni $46,804
7 Hai Le $36,260
8 Corey Bierria $28,441
9 Mark Dumonski $22,583
"Harrah's Cherokee is my favorite Circuit stop of the year," Bazeley said. "The fields are massive and everyone here is having a good time. They're really nice and treat you well."
This event concluded the Harrah's Cherokee Circuit series.
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