Charles Johnson Triumphs at the WSOPC Cherokee for $273k

Charles Johnson Triumphs at the WSOPC Cherokee for $273kCharles Johnson has won the 2017 WSOP Circuit Cherokee main event, after besting a field of 957 players over three days on his way to lifting a first career title worth $272,744.
Interestingly, the 37-year-old only started playing poker four years ago, and recorded his first live cash in 2015 after finishing the $1,000 Western NY Poker Challenge in 4th place for $19,802. Following a victory which now boosts his earnings to $308,632, the contact center manager from Atlanta in Georgia, commented:
“I’m going back to work. I may not be there tomorrow, but I’ll be there this week. I’ve seen a lot of people win a lot of money, and the next thing you know, they’re broke. I’m not trying to do that. I’m not going to do anything stupid.”
At the final table, Johnson scored his first elimination after being dealt pocket queens and sending Ed Yancey (10-10) to the rail in 4th. Soon after, James Moon eliminated John Whitlow in 3rd to force the heads-up phase of the tournament for the title, and coveted gold ring.
At this stage, Johnson had a slight chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and it would take a further fifty-four hands before proceeding were finally brought to a conclusion. Both Johnson (J-10) and Moon (9-9) had gone all-in preflop, and despite the Q-8-5-A-9 board which ensued making Moon trips, the 9 on the river also filled in a straight for Johnson, who subsequently walked away with the $272,744 top prize.
“There are a lot of people who’ve been doing this for a lot longer than I have and have never been here,” commented Johnson after his impressive win. “I feel blessed. Like, just blessed.”
Meanwhile, James Moon collected $168,700 for his runner-up finish, and now has $226,179 in winnings to his name, with his previous biggest score recorded in 2015 at the $1,675 WSOP Circuit Choctaw after finishing in 15th place for a $23,001 payday.
Final table Results:
1: Chalres Johnson $272,744
2: James Moon $168,700
3: John Whitlow $124,515
4: Ed Yancey $93,164
5: K. Stybaniewicz $70,584
6: Nate Gentry $54,147
7: David Jackson $42,046
8: Ryan Jones $33,060
9: Trung Pham $26,298

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