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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - POTAWATOMI (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Friday, February 10, 2017 to Monday, February 13, 2017

Event #9: $1,675 MAIN EVENT ($750K Guarantee)

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,015,500
  • Entries: 677
  • Remaining: 0
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02/12/17 10:37:21 PM PST
Denise Pratt Leads Final Eight in $1,675 Potawatomi Main Event

Denise Pratt - Chip Leader

From a starting field of 677 entries, just eight players remain in the $1,675 World Series of Poker Circuit Potawatomi Main Event.

Denise Pratt is not only the last woman standing, she also ended Day 2 as the chip leader with 3,085,000.  Thomas Peebles was the first player to cross over the million chip mark today, and Pratt joined the million chip club shortly after. Peebles finished just shy of the final table when he was eliminated in 12th place ($15,659).  Pratt, however, went on to win a string of very key hands, and then ultimately doubled through Brad Jensen in the end of the last level of play to push herself over the 3,000,000 chip mark and secure the chip lead  READ MORE

02/12/17 10:23:43 PM PST
Day 2 Completed
Level 25 has come to a close and Day 2 of the Potawatomi main event is over. A complete recap of the action will be posted shortly.
02/12/17 10:22:55 PM PST
Brad Jansen Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,477)

Brad Jansen

James Gregg raises to 82,000 from early position and Denise Pratt calls from middle position. Brad Jansen, more than doubled up the previous hand after being down to less than a big blind, calls and is all in for 69,000.

The flop is     and Gregg checks. Pratt moves all in for effectively Gregg's remaining 1,700,000. Gregg quickly folds and Gregg is at-risk against Pratt.

Pratt shows   , good for top set, and Jansen needs runners with his   . The turn is the  , leaving Jansen drawing dead to the   river. Jansen heads to the rail in ninth place and takes home $19,477. Pratt wins the pot and takes the chip lead as the night nears an end.

Dense Pratt - 2,850,000 (114 bb)
Brad Jansen - Eliminated

02/12/17 10:02:55 PM PST
Denise Pratt Doubles Up With Aces

Brad Jansen raises to 80,000 from early position and action is folded to Denise Pratt in the cutoff. She three-bets to 200,000 and action is folded back to Jansen. Jansen calls.

The flop comes    .

Jansen checks and Pratt moves all-in for 1,124,000. Jansen looks at his stack and after about a minutes calls. Both hands are tabled.


The turn is the   and the river brings the  .

The dealer counts both player's chip stacks. Jansen has Pratt covered, but is left with less than one big blind.

Denise Pratt - 2,300,000 (95 bb)
Brad Jansen - 13,000 (<1 bb)

02/12/17 09:47:04 PM PST
Lee Rzentkowski Eliminated in 10th Place ($15,659) By Garrett Riley

Lee Rzentskowski

Garrett Riley raises to 60,000 in the hijack. It folds to Lee Rzentkowski in the big blind who moves his remaining 250,000 forward, and Riley quickly calls.


The board runs out      , awarding Riley the pot, and eliminating Rzentkowski in 10th place.

Garrett Riley - 1,400,000 (58 bb)
Lee Rzentkowski - Eliminated in 10th place, for $15,659

02/12/17 09:46:26 PM PST
Ala Aqel Leads Unofficial Final Table

With the elimination of Ben McCoy, the clock is paused and players are redrawing for seats at the unofficial final table of 10 players.

Ala Aqel has the chip lead and is the only player over the 2 million chip mark. After one more elimination, everybody will receive a pay jump and will also be credited with an official final table appearance.

There is about 29 minutes left in the day before the level ends and players bag and tag their chips.

Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players;

Seat 1: Joshua Reichard - 820,000
Seat 2: Nikolas Stone - 1,100,000
Seat 3: Chad Wiedenhoeft - 1,930,000
Seat 4: Lee Rzentkowski - 272,000
Seat 5: Brad Jansen - 1,345,000
Seat 6: Ala Aqel - 2,400,000
Seat 7: Nick Pupillo - 1,320,000
Seat 8: James Gregg - 1,875,0900
Seat 9: Denise Pratt - 1,080,000
Seat 10: Garrett Riley - 1,160,000

02/12/17 09:46:07 PM PST
Ben McCoy Eliminated in 11th Place ($15,569)

Ben McCoy

Ben McCoy moves all in from middle position for 203,000 and Joshua Reichard calls from the small blind. Ala Aqel calls from the big blind and any further betting would create a side pot between Reichard and Aqel.

The flop is     and Reichard checks. Aqel bets 200,000 and Reichard folds, leaving Aqel heads-up with McCoy. Aqel shows    and is in the lead against McCoy's   .

"Running diamonds?" says McCoy to the dealer.

The turn is the  , giving McCoy a little hope, but the   comes on the river and McCoy is eliminated in 11th place.There is a slight break in the action, while the clock is paused and players redraw for seats at the unofficial final table.

Ala Aqel - 2,400,000 (100 bb)
Ben McCoy - Eliminated

02/12/17 09:34:17 PM PST
Nick Pupillo Hits the River to Double Up

Ben McCoy raises to 62,000 from the cutoff. Nick Pupillo calls from the button and Josh Reichard calls from the big blind.

The flop comes     and Reichard checks. McCoy bets 105,000 and Pupillo calls. Reichard folds and the turn is the  . McCoy checks and Pupillo moves all-in for 444,000. McCoy thinks for about a minute and then calls. Both players table their hands.


Pupillo calls for a diamond and the river comes the  . Pupillo survives the all-in and doubles up.

Nick Pupillo - 1,300,000 (54 bb)
Ben McCoy - 215,000 (8 bb)

02/12/17 09:27:21 PM PST
Thomas Peebles Eliminated in 12th Place ($15,659) By Denise Pratt

Thomas Peebles

Action folds to Thomas Peebles in the small blind who shoves all in for around 250,000, and Denise Pratt calls in the big blind.


The flop comes    , giving Pratt the lead with a pair of eights. The   turn maintains that lead.

The river is the  , giving Pratt two pair, and eliminating Peebles in 12th place.

Denise Pratt - 1,100,000 (45 bb)
Thomas Peebles - Eliminated in 12th place, for $15,659

02/12/17 09:22:28 PM PST
Brian Yaremych Eliminated in 13th Place ($12,745)

Brian Yaremych

Brian Yaremych moves all in from middle position for 184,000 and Nikolas Stone calls from the cutoff. Brad Jansen moves all in on the button for about 1,000,000 and action quickly folds back to Stone, who snap-calls, having both players covered. 

The tables groans in awe of a three-way all in, but it soon subsided as the cards are tabled and the two bigger stacks had the same hand. Yaremych shows   , Jansen shows   , and Stone tables   .

The board runs out       and Yaremych is eliminated in 13th place. Stone and Jansen chop up Yaremych's stack and the field moves closer to a final table.

Brad Jansen - 1,150,000 (47 bb)
Nikolas Stone - 1,200,000 (50 bb)
Brian Yaremych - Eliminated

02/12/17 09:19:34 PM PST
Thomas Peebles Doubles Up

Thomas Peebles raises all-in for 124,000 from the cutoff and action folds to Chad Wiedenhoeft in the big blind. He takes 30 seconds and then calls. Both players table their hands.


The board runs out        . Peebles hits runner-runner flush cards to secure the double up.

Thomas Peebles - 284,000 (11 bb)
Chad Wiedenhoeft - 1,720,000 (71 bb)

02/12/17 09:11:17 PM PST
Thomas Peebles Triples Up

Thomas Peebles was left with only three big blinds after losing the previous hand.

Action folds to Peebles on the button who shoves his remaining 57,000 all-in. Denise Pratt calls in the small blind, as does Lee Rzentkowski in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Pratt leads for 75,000, and Rzentkowski announces that he is all in (for around 400,000). Pratt pauses for a moment, and then mucks her hand.

Rzentkowski turns over    for a pair of jacks.

Peebles says, "I have outs," as he turns over   .

The   turn gives Peebles a flush draw, and the   river brings in the flush for Peebles to triple up. 

Thomas Peebles - 189,000 (9 bb)
Lee Rzentkowski - 425,000 (21 bb)

02/12/17 09:05:59 PM PST
Nikolas Stone Doubles Through Thomas Peebles

Nikolas Stone raises to 58,000 in the cutoff, and Thomas Peebles shoves all in from the small blind. With action back on Stone, he quickly calls for less (429,000).


The board runs out      , and Stone doubles up.

Nikolas Stone - 896,000 (44 bb)
Thomas Peebles - 60,000 (3 bb)

02/12/17 09:05:18 PM PST
Level 25 Started
Level:25  Blinds:12,000/24,000  Ante:4,000
02/12/17 09:01:17 PM PST
James Gregg Empties The Clip Against Joshua Reichard

Joshua Reichard raises from under the gun and James Gregg three-bets out of the big blind. Reichard calls and the flop is    . Gregg bets 225,000 and Reichard calls.

The turn is the   and Gregg continues his aggression by betting 350,000. Reichard thinks for a few moments and then calls. The river is the   and Gregg moves all in for about 465,000. Reichard quickly folds and Gregg wins the pot.

James Gregg - 1,910,000 (95 bb)
Joshua Reichard - 1,460,000 (73 bb)

02/12/17 08:48:10 PM PST
Chris Karambinis Eliminated in 14th Place ($12,745) By Josh Reichard

Chris Karambinis

Chris Karambinis raises to 45,000 from under the gun, and next to act is Josh Reichard who reraises to 110,000. It folds back to Karambinis who calls.

The flop comes    . Karambinis checks, Reichard bets 115,000, Karambinis shoves all in, and Reichard calls.

Karambinis:    {pair of tens and a gutshot straight draw)
Reichard:    (overpair to the board)

The   turn does not change the hand, nor does the   river, and Karambinis is eliminated in 14th place, taking home $12,745. 

Reichard is the first player to cross the 2,000,000 chip mark.

Josh Reichard - 2,160,000 (108 bb)
Chris Karambinis - Eliminated in 14th place, for $12,745

02/12/17 08:38:28 PM PST
Stephen Buell Eliminated in 15th Place ($12,745)

Stephen Buell

Stephen Buell raises from middle position and Joshua Reichard three-bets out of the small blind. Buell calls and they are heads-up to a flop of Ts9d5d. Reichard bets 95,000 and Buell moves all in for about 350,000. Reichard snap-calls and tables   .

Buell shows    and Reichard is in great shape to pick up a knockout. The turn is the  , giving Reichard the nut flush draw, and Buell only has one out left in the deck.

The river is the   and Reichard drags the pot with a pair of aces and Buell is eliminated in 15th place. He earns $12,745 for his finish and Reichard more than regains what he lost to Garrett Riley.

Joshua Reichard - 1,510,000 (75 bb)
Stephen Buell - Eliminated

02/12/17 08:30:30 PM PST
Joseph Barnard Eliminated in 16th Place ($10,500) By Denise Pratt

Joseph Barnard

Denise Pratt raises to 55,000 in middle position, and Joseph Barnard re-raises to 252,000 in the small blind, leaving himself only a single 1,000 chip behind. Pratt calls.

The flop comes    . Barnard checks. Pratt moves forward a 1,000 chip to put Barnard all in, and Barnard calls.


The turn is the   maintaining Barnard's lead with ace queen high, but also giving Pratt a flush draw.

The   river brings in the flush, and Barnard is eliminated in 16th place, taking home $10,500. 

Denise Pratt - 950,000 (47 bb)
Joseph Barnard - Eliminated in 16th place, for $10,500

02/12/17 08:22:09 PM PST
Garrett Riley Doubles Through Joshua Reichard

Ben McCoy raises to 45,000 from under the gun and Joshua Reichard calls on the button. Garrett Riley defends his big blind and they are three-handed to a flop of    .

Riley moves all in for 350,000 and McCoy quickly folds. Reichard gets an exact count from the dealer and then calls. Riley shows   , good for the nut flush draw, a gutshot straight draw, and a live overcard against Reichard's   .

The turn is the  , which gives Garrett Riley the nuts, but Reichard improves to two pair. Reichard needs to fill up on the river, but the   comes on the river and Riley doubles up.

Garrett Riley - 845,000 (42 bb)
Joshua Reichard - 860,000 (43 bb)

02/12/17 07:59:59 PM PST
Level 24 Started
Level:24  Blinds:10,000/20,000  Ante:3,000
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