Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit and The WSOP Gold Winds

If you are following along with the World Series of Poker this year after its somewhat unexpected 18-month hiatus, you may have stumbled upon a number of events being held during the globally renowned Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit from November 25 until December 6. In just 12 days, there was a staggering $1 million guaranteed in the $1,700 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Main Event and $2.5 million guaranteed in prize money. It kicked off with a $400 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Double Stack and a guaranteed prize pool of $25,000 but if you missed the action, continue reading to find out what you need to know about the 12-day circuit as a budding poker pro.

The basic outline

It was the $400 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Double Stack that saw the Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit get off to a solid start this year, but it was followed by a $400 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Multi-Fight event the following day with a staggering $500,000 guarantee and the opportunity for multiple re-entries on the floor with the first leg held on November 26, the second leg held later that day, the final flight the following day. If you are familiar with Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit, you may also be familiar with its massive prize pools during previous WSOP events, and this year is no different with all events equipped with a $100,000 guarantee and the $400 Monster Stack equipped with an astounding $400,000 guarantee. If you are a fan of mixed games, you may also have caught up the highly anticipated event that took place on November 29 as a $600 Pot Limit Omaha with a $50,000 guaranteed prize pool and multiple re-entries got off to a roaring start.

This year’s big wins

In today’s digital landscape, poker fans from all over the world were able to keep up to date with the action from this year’s tournament by attending in-person, live-streamed events from the comfort of their own homes, or receiving updates on the go by heading to ggpoker.com via their mobile phones. If you made the most of the various options available to you, you may already be aware of this year’s big wins. It was, nonetheless, Donald Crabtree that walked away with the greatest jackpot by winning the Cherokee Circuit Main Event, $329,828, a coveted gold ring, and a seat at the 2022 Tournament of Champions due to take place next year. The poker pro, who hails from Tennessee, was crowned the lucky winner after battling it out against 1,375 entrants and defeating Scott Davis, who was also playing for his first ring, during heads-up play.

A new way to play

If you were a first-time viewer at this year’s Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit or a newbie to the much-loved WSOP tournament, you may be aware of the latest addition to the WSOP 2022 in the form of the Tournament of Champions. If a player wins a coveted gold ring, for example, they will also qualify for the annual $1 million freeroll which gives all worthy winners an opportunity to walk away with a jackpot as the season comes to a close with 13 stops announced thus far and more to come in the not-so-distant future.  

If you are a self-confessed poker fan, you may have followed along with this year’s Harrah’s Cherokee Circuit and the big winners it produced along the way. If you are unaware of what went down at the latest string of events, however, it may be worth familiarising yourself with its basic outline, this year’s big wins, and the recent introduction that welcomed a new way to play for participants.