The 2018 World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship at Harrah’s Cherokee has found it’s champion in Warren Sheaves. This is Sheaves’ first WSOP bracelet which he earned outlasting 127 entries. He walked back with an outstanding $282,113.
About the Event
This prestigious event featured a $10,000 buy-in. But entrants mostly earned a ticket participating in the WSOP circuit spots. Hence, most of these entries were based on free tickets that players won, grinding throughout the year.
With the aim of reducing the financial burden off of players, WSOP served a number of opportunities to the players to make an entry in the event, this budget-friendly way. The idea was that if a player wins a WSOP circuit Main Event or finished amongst the top 50 on the WSOP Circuit leaderboard, he/she gets their entry to the event. Players who finished in the top 100 of the previous year’s WSOP Player of the Year race, or who won a WSOP Circuit ring event over the past season had an option to buy-in for $10,000.
This win is the first landmark of Sheaves’ poker career. It indeed is the biggest live cash of his poker journey so far. Also to be mentioned, he is the owner of 7 titles, including a big catch at $365 buy-in WSOPC event Horseshoe in Southern Indiana saw this spectacular win back in 2013. Presently, his lifetime live earnings sums up to $634,231. Apart from this, 82 cashes that he earned before this, add another $28,160 approximately, to this sum.
The felt was not easy for Sheaves. At the final table, he encountered powerful players like 2009 WSOP $2,500 no-limit hold’em bracelet winner Keven Stammen (3rd – $112,890) and two-time bracelet winner Loni Harwood (5th – $65,067).
In 2015, when this very tournament was known as the WSOP National Championship, Harwood shipped the event for her second bracelet.
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