Monday, February 13, 2017 12:35 PM Local Time
Ala Aqel Wins WSOP Circuit Main Event ($208,184), Chad Wiedenhoeft Eliminated in 2nd ($128,816)
Chad Wiedenhoeft raises to 240,000 on the button and Ala Aqel defends his big blind. The flop is and Aqel checks. Wiedenhoeft bets 240,000 and Aqel calls.
The turn is the and both players check. The river is the and Aqel checks for a third time. Wiedenhoeft bets 300,000 and Aqel check-raises all in for effectively about 2,600,000. Wiedenhoeft tanks for about a minute and then calls.
Aqel shows , good for trip kings, and takes the pot against Wiedenhoeft's . Wiedenhoeft is eliminated in second place and takes home $128,816 for his runner-up finish. Aqel earns $208,184 for the win along with his first WSOP Circuit ring and an automatic seat into the season-ending Global Casino Championship.
Ala Aqel - WSOP Circuit Potawatomi Main Event Champion
Chad Wiedenhoeft - Eliminated