Monday, January 14, 2019

Asheville player wins big in PokerStars tournament in Bahamas

Asheville resident Warren Sheaves plays during the PokerStars poker tournament in the Bahamas. He didn't win but placed in the top 15 percent among more than 1,000 players. (Photo: Carlos Monti/Rational Intellectual Holdings Ltd./Courtesy of PokerStars)

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — A trip to paradise and a shot at millions of dollars? That’s what awaited Asheville resident Warren Sheaves this week as he cashed in his Platinum Pass — an all-expenses paid trip to the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas for one of the biggest events in poker.

The $30,000 trip included a $25,000 buy-in to the PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Players Championship  and six nights at the resort. Sheaves, who makes his living playing poker, may not have won the top prize of $5.1 million, but he made it to the third day of action on Tuesday.  Read more >>