Tyler Barnes Denies Maurice Hawkins 16th Ring in WSOPC Cherokee Main Event

Tyler Barnes Denies Maurice Hawkins 16th Ring in WSOPC Cherokee Main Event

There's been no shortage of big headlines from the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) as of late, including Daniel Lowerywinning his 15th ring at WSOPC Cherokee and Ari Engel soon after winning his 17th online to extend his lead on the all-time ring list.

The former ring list leader, Maurice Hawkins, came close to winning a 16th ring this week as he final tabled the $1,700 buy-in WSOPC Cherokee Main Event. The controversial player came up short with a third-place finish worth $178,870 as North Carolina's Tyler Barnes shipped the 1,659-entrant event for $383,856 and his second Circuit ring.

The WSOPC Cherokee Main Event, which drew 1,659 entrants for a prize pool of $2.5 million, featured a particularly stacked final table that included 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 2021 Cherokee stop, who came out on top as he earned a score that more than tripled his previous live earnings. In fact, Barnes eliminated every player at the nine-handed final table.

WSOPC Cherokee Main Event Final Table Results

1Tyler BarnesPinehurst, NC$383,856
2Zachary GilbertHillsborough, NC$237,256
3Maurice HawkinsWest Palm Beach, FL$178,870
4Michael WangLas Vegas, NV$136,052
5Adam HendrixAnchorage, AK$104,413
6Andrew MorenoSan Diego, CA$80,857
7David YueMurfreesboro, TN$63,188
8Christopher MoTampa, FL$49,836
9Rubin ChappellYoungstown, OH$39,671

David Jackson, Kyle Cartwright Win Rings

With a Circuit stop as massive as Cherokee, it is unsurprising that several well-known grinders picked up Circuit rings.

Two-time bracelet winner David Jackson, who in 2022 deniedPhil Hellmuth a 17th bracelet, won his second Circuit ring as he took down Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $55,109.

Later in the series, Kyle Cartwright won his ninth ring in and $111,305 in Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em added to his $3 million in live earnings and joined Michael Lech, John Holley and Alexandru Masek as a nine-time ring winner.

One of the biggest events of the Circuit stop was Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em, which drew 3,180 runners 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).

Next up for the WSOPC is a stop at Horseshoe Hammond in Illinois that will take place Feb. 29-March 11 and will culminate with a $1,700 buy-in Main Event.

A full list of ring winners at WSOPC Cherokee is available in the table below.

WSOPC Cherokee Ring Winners

WSOPC Event #1: $400 No-Limit Hold'em - 30K Opener543$179,190Michael LailHudson, NC$33,799
WSOPC Event #2: $400 No-Limit Hold'em3,180$1,049,400David YueMurfreesboro, TN$135,366
WSOPC Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em691$228,030Ronald SewellShelby, NC$41,728
WSOPC Event #4: $400 Seniors Event1,022$337,260Dennis CarlsonFolsom, CA$55,641
WSOPC Event #5: $600 No-Limit Hold'em479$246,685Charles BenoitMontreal, CA$48,207
WSOPC Event #6: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed1,006$331,980David JacksonLas Vegas, NV$55,109
WSOPC Event #7: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha383$197,245John SillAberdeen, NC$10,101
WSOPC Event #8: $400 Monster Stack3,577$589,050Daniel LoweryPeter Pender, AR$148,416
WSOPC Event #9: $1,100 No-Limit Hold'em600$182,325Kyle CartwrightBartlett, TN$111,305
WSOPC Event #10: $400 No-Limit Hold'em685$226,050Brandon GoldbenRoswell, GA$41,444
WSOPC Event #11: $250 Ladies Event247$49,400Courtney KimCharlotte, NC$11,155
WSOPC Event #12: $1,700 Main Event1,659$2,513,385Tyler BarnesPinehurst, NC$383,856
WSOPC Event #13: $400 No-Limit Hold'em570$188,100Kyle ShappelleLas Vegas, NV$35,048
WSOPC Event #14: $400 No-Limit Hold'em587$193,710David GuptaColumbus, OH$35,770
WSOPC Event #16: $300 Seniors Event851$204,240David AttrideMarietta, GA$35,405
WSOPC Event #17: $400 No-Limit Hold'em406$133,980Yeonsang YouSuwanee, GA$27,375
WSOPC Event #18: $2,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller152$304,000Dustin GoldklangAsheville, NC$80,577
WSOPC Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack405$133,650Rahul GuptaAtlanta, GA$27,300


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