Tyler Barnes wins second WSOPC ring at Cherokee Main Event for $383,856

Paul Oresteen
Posted on: February 26, 2024 13:55 PST

The third and final day of the $1,700 WSOPC Cherokee Main Event returned 19 players at noon and it was a long battle for the players at the final table. During four-handed play Tyler Barnes opened up a chip lead that proved to be insurmountable, knocked out every player at the final table and won his second career WSOPC ring, a seat to the Global Casino Championship and $383,856.

He also eclipsed his career best cash by almost ten-fold. "It feels great to win," Barnes said. "I'd like to give a shoutout to Ryan D'Angelo for coaching and supporting me through this."

Final table action

Chappel was the first to go when he staked his short stack on A♦️️8♦️️, and got called by Barnes' pocket sevens, with a seven spiking on the flop. About 30 minute later, Christopher Mo got his chips in with a pair of kings and a flush draw but Barnes flopped an ace. Barnes picked up two quick eliminations to set the tone for the final table.

David Yue won his first ring earlier in the week in Event #2 and was short stacked for much of the final table. He found A♠J♦️️ to stick it in with but Barnes had him out-kicked with A❤️Q❤️. Yue didn't improve and Barnes picked up another elimination.

Andrew Moreno got coolered out of the tournament when he four-bet shoved with pocket jacks and Barnes woke up with kings. The board ran queen-high and Barnes knocked out his fourth consecutive player.

One man wrecking crew

They went to the dinner break five-handed and Barnes was just shy of holding half the chips in play. After they returned, Adam Hendrix shoved pre-flop with A♣Q♣ and Barnes called with pocket nines. The board ran K♠J♣6❤️3♣2❤️, Hendrix missed his draws and was eliminated.

Wang was at the turn of a Q♦️️9♦️️2❤️Q♠ board when Barnes bet enough to put Wang all in. He tanked, called with pocket kings and saw the bad news as Barnes had Q♣T♣ for trips. The river came J♠ and Want was eliminated

Hawkins was looking to break his three-way tie of second place of WSOPC rings with 15. But he was under ten big blinds for a good bit before he made a final stand holding A♦️️T♣. Barnes made two pair with J♦️️9❤️ and he was ready for heads-up play.

The battle lasted a single hand when they went to a limped flop of Q♦️️9❤️6❤️. Gilbert moved all in and Barnes snap-called. Gilbert paired his queen with Q♠J❤️ and Barnes was drawing live with 7♠6♦️️. The board completed 5♠8❤️, Barnes made a straight and the event was over.

Players making deep runs

Dale Roesel, Ryan D'Angelo and Matthew Osorio all made the final two tables. Fikret Kovac, Leif Force, Richard Seymour, Ricky Ali and Jonathan Hilton finished in the top 50. Marshall White, Kelly Andrews, Roland Israelashvili, Preston McEwen and Hamid Izadi all turned in Day 2 cashes.

The WSOP Circuit picks up and heads north to the Horseshoe Hammond outside Chicago next. They have 16 official ring events beginning February 29 – March 11 and a Main Event with a $1 million guarantee.

Final Table Payouts

  1. Tyler Barnes - $383,856
  2. Zachary Gilbert - $237,256
  3. Maurice Hawkins - $178,870
  4. Michael Wang - $136,052
  5. Adam Hendrix - $104,413
  6. Andrew Moreno - $80,857
  7. David Yue - $63,188
  8. Christopher Mo - $49,836
  9. Rubin Chappell - $39,876