Wednesday December 10,2014 :  BASELEY VICTORIOUS IN WSOP NORTH CAROLINA

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 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.