Monday, February 13, 2017 3:12 PM Local Time
Alex Aqel Wins the Potawatomi Main Event
Alex Aqel wins his second six-figure score in the past three months.
MILWAUKEE (February 13, 2017) – Ala Aqel, who goes by Alex Aqel, has won the 2017 Potawatomi Circuit Main Event for $208,184, his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring, and an automatic entry to the 2017 Global Casino Championship. He defeated a 677-player field in the $1,675 buy-in event to win Wisconsin’s largest first place prize ever. The Main Event was the first time a Wisconsin poker tournament’s prizepool exceeded $1 million dollars.
Aqel was no stranger to the Potawatomi big money stage. Just last November he won an MSPT $1,100 buy-in event for $138k here at Potawatomi. At the time, it was Wisconsin’s second largest first place prize ever awarded. Aqel now owns two of the three biggest scores in Wisconsin poker history. Despite having a six-figure score in the past, this $208k win more than doubled his career tournament earnings. READ MORE