Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Cashwell wins $271K at WSOP Main Event at Harrah’s Cherokee

 

Billy Cashwell, from Stedman, won the Main Event at Harrah’s Cherokee earning $271,234 and a circuit ring. (Harrah’s Cherokee photo)

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has officially wrapped up its August World Series of Poker Circuit event. Billy Cashwell, from Stedman, won the Main Event at Harrah’s Cherokee earning $271,234 and a circuit ring.

Cashwell has a long history of success in Circuit events, dating back to 2008 with his first cash at Caesars Atlantic City. This is his largest cash thus far in his poker career, with his previous one being $50,000.

When asked how he felt finally winning the title, he took a moment to respond at a loss of words and replied, “Great, I have been at this awhile.”

With this victory Cashwell says he plans to travel outside of Cherokee. “Maybe a few more stops on the Circuit,” he said. This will also include the 2020 Global Casino Championship, the invitational only tournament that he has sealed himself a seat into with this win.

The tournament started with 1,057 entries, and the top 159 players made the money. Other players finishing in the money include Christopher Carey (144th place), Richard Seymour (143rd), Irene Carey (131st), Erik Gorman (106th), Ryan Eriquezzo (45th), Maurice Hawkins (16th), and Martin Kozlov (6th).

Tournament information courtesy of WSOP.com.

– Harrah’s Cherokee release

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