James Kilarjian wins the twelfth and final event at the Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit stop for $20,156.
Cherokee, N.C. (April 30,2015) — The final event at Harrah’s Cherokee was Event #12 – $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo. It was a one-day tournament and drew a solid 280 entries for a final event of the series. James Kilarjian won the tournament to collect his first ever WSOP Circuit gold ring and the first place prize of $20,156.
This marks the 41-year-old’s 6th career WSOP related cash. In 2010, Kilarjian made it all the way to the final three tables in a WSOP $1k event that had 3,128 entries. He was eliminated in 25th place and took home a five-figure score. Until this victory, it was his largest WSOP cash.
Event #12 concluded a successful series at Harrah’s Cherokee. The series broke two records. On the first weekend of the series, the re-entry event drew a field of 2,937 players. It became the largest tournament ever hosted by Harrah’s Cherokee. The previous record was set earlier this November, when the re-entry event at the first Cherokee series of the year drew 1,930 entries.
The other record shattered at this series was the largest ever WSOP Circuit senior’s event. The senior’s event drew 1,237 entries. This broke the previous Circuit record set last November, also at Harrah’s Cherokee, of 829 entries.
Event #12 was the twelfth of 12 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, N.C. The $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament attracted 280 players, generating a $84,000 prize pool. The top 30 players were paid.
Final table results:
1st: James Kilarjian – $20,156
2nd: Marcus Milam – $12,459
3rd: Claude White – $9,040
4th: Daniel Blakeman – $6,670
5th: Maynard Little – $5,002
6th: Billy Swaringen – $3,812
7th: Daniel Gilmer – $2,950
8th: Joshua Floyd – $2,318
9th: Robert Payette – $1,850