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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
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Monday, February 13, 2017 5:21 PM Local Time

Chad Wiedenhoeft raises to 260,000 on the button and James Gregg calls out of the big blind. The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Gregg bets 325,000.

Wiedenhoeft calls and the river is the  . Gregg bets 575,000 and Wiedenhoeft takes a couple minutes of thought before calling.

"Good call," says Gregg. "Jack high."

Wiedenhoeft tables   , good for a pair of kings, and Gregg mucks his hand. Wiedenhoeft takes the pot and takes the chip lead with three players remaining.

Chad Wiedenhoeft - 5,800,000 (72 bb)
James Gregg - 3,450,000 (43 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:17 PM Local Time

Ala Aqel raises to 200,000 from the small blind and James Gregg defends the big blind. The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Aqel bets 325,000.

Gregg calls and the river is the  . Aqel bets 480,000 and Gregg thinks for a few moments before raising to 1,800,000. Aqel quickly folds and Gregg takes the pot.

James Gregg - 4,600,000 (57 bb)
Ala Aqel - 4,200,000 (52 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:10 PM Local Time

Ala Aqel raises to 165,000 on the button, and Chad Wiedenhoeft calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Wiedenhoeft bets 325,000, and Aqel stares at him for nearly a minute, never looking at the board, ad calls.

Aqel continues to stare at Wiedenhoeft as the turn comes the  . Wiedenhoeft checks, and while continuing to look only at Wiedenhoeft, Aqel bets 575,000.

Wiedenhoeft folds, and Aqel takes the pot.

Ala Aqel - 5,600,000 (70 bb)
Chad Wiedenhoeft - 4,175,000 (52 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:06 PM Local Time

Chad Wiedenheoft calls in the small blind, and Ala Aqel checks in the big blind.

The flop comes    , and both players check.

Both players also check the   turn.

The river is the  . Wiedenheoft bets 150,000, and Aqel calls.

Wiedenheoft turns over    for nines and fives, and Aqel mucks without showing.

Chad Wiedenheoft - 4,425,000 (55 bb)
Ala Aqel - 5,000,000 (62 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:59 PM Local Time


Denise Pratt

James Gregg completes the small blind and Denise Pratt checks her option in the big blind. It gets checked to the river as the board runs out      .

Gregg bets 300,000 and Pratt moves all in for just over 1 million. Gregg snap-calls with   , good for a straight. Pratt shows    and is eliminated in fourth place. She takes home $70,262 for her deep run and Gregg chips up.

James Gregg - 4,200,000 (52 bb)
Denise Pratt - Eliminated
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Monday, February 13, 2017 4:56 PM Local Time

Ala Aqel completes the small blind and James Gregg checks his option in the big blind. They both check a flop of     and the   comes on the turn.

Aqel bets 130,000 and Gregg calls. The river is the   and Aqel bets 325,000. Gregg calls and Aqel shows   , good for trip queens. Gregg mucks his hand and Aqel extends his chips lead.

Ala Aqel - 5,500,000 (68 bb)
James Gregg - 2,800,000 (35 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:47 PM Local Time

James Gregg limps in the cutoff, Denise Pratt limps on the button, and Ala Aqel checks his option in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Aqel checks, Gregg checks, and Pratt bets 300,000. Aqel folds, and Gregg calls.

The turn is the  . Pratt announces that she is all in, and Gregg snap-calls for less (1,260,000). 

Gregg:    (set of threes)
Pratt:    (top two pair)

The   river is safe for Gregg to double up.

"Yes," Gregg says as he stands up from his chair and walks over to his rail.

James Gregg - 3,400,000 (42 bb)
Denise Pratt - 1,200,000 (15 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:31 PM Local Time
Level: 30
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, February 13, 2017 4:21 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 15 minute break.
Monday, February 13, 2017 4:21 PM Local Time

James Gregg raises to 170,000 in the small blind, and Denise Pratt calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    , and both players check.

The turn is the  . Gregg bets 225,000, and Pratt quickly shoves all in, for around 2,300,000.

"Ayyy..." Gregg says trailing off.

About a mibute passes and he makes another noise, and then slowly moves his cards forward to fold.

Denise Pratt - 3,200,000 (53 bb)
James Gregg - 2,450,000 (40 bb)

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Monday, February 13, 2017 4:21 PM Local Time

Chad Wiedenhoeft completes in the small blind, and Ala Aqel checks in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Wiedenhoeft checks, and Aqel checks as well.

The turn is the  . Wiedenhoeft checks, Aqel bets 140,000, and Wiedenhoeft  calls.

The river is the  . Wiedenhoeft checks, and Aqel checks behind.

"You were supposed to be there," Wiedenhoeft says as he turns over    for trip aces. Aqel mucks without showing.

Chad Wiedenhoeft - 2,320,000 (38 bb)
Ala Aqel - 5,100,000 (85 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:15 PM Local Time

Ala Aqel completes the small blind and James Gregg checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Aqel checks. Gregg bets 60,000 and Aqel check-raises to 225,000.

Gregg doesn't waste much time before three-betting to 590,000. Aqel gets an exact count on the bet from the dealer before announcing he is all in. Gregg goes deep into the tank and keeps counting and recounting the 2,150,000 he has left in his stack.

After about a four-minute tank, Gregg folds and Aqel takes the pot. Gregg asks Aqel to show his hand, but Aqel doesn't oblige. He mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Ala Aqel - 6,150,000 (102 bb)
James Gregg - 2,150,000 (35 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:11 PM Local Time

Chad Wiedenhoeft raises from the small blind and Ala Aqel calls from the big blind. The flop is     and Wiedenhoeft bets 175,000. Aqel calls and the turn is the  .

Wiedenhoeft checks and Aqel bets 450,000. Wiedenhoeft calls and the river is the  . Wiedenhoeft checks again and Aqel bets again, this time 500,000. Wiedenhoeft takes a minute of thought and then tosses his hand into the muck.

Aqel mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Ala Aqel - 5,300,000 (88 bb)
Chad Wiedenhoeft - 1,725,000 (28 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time

Denise Pratt raises to 105,000 in the small blind, and the dealer tells her she must raise to at least 120,000. She apologizes and puts out the additional 15,000 in chips. Chad Wiedenhoeft confirms that 120,000 total, and then calls.

The flop comes    . Pratt announces that she is all in, and Wiedenhoeft puts his hand on his head, and his head down on the rail while asking, "How much is it? I need a count."

The dealer counts out Pratt's 1,555,000 in chips, and tells him the count. Wiedenhoeft lifts his head up from the rail, stands up, and puts his hands in his pockets. He stares at the board for over two minutes before saying, "I think I've got you...it's just a matter if if it will hold up or not,"

"I don't think you do, but go ahead," Pratt says to Wiedenhoeft. She then says, "I really don't think you do. You would never put me on this hand."

Wiedenhoeft sits back down in his chair and counts out the chip to call, and it's Pratt's turn to stand up. She stares intensely across the table at Wiedenhoeft while he looks only at his chips and the board.  

Nealry two minutes pass before Wiedenhoeft moves the chips forward to call, and stands up.

Wiedenhoeft is ahead holding    for a pair of sevens against Pratt's    (open-ended straight draw).

The   turn is safe for Wiedenhoeft, but the   river gives Pratt the eight high straight to win the hand.

Wiedenhoeft says, "She got there," while sitting down, and once again leaning over to rest his head on the rail.

"Wooooooo," Pratt screeches. She then stands up and tries to high five a few of the floor staff standing around, and the floor says, "I'm sorry but we can't." Pratt excitedly turns back to the table and shouts again, "Yes, Wooooo Hoooo," as the chips are passed over to her.  

Wiedenhoeft sits motionless, still laying his head on the rail.  

Denise Pratt - 3,400,000 (56 bb)
Chad Wiedenhoeft - 2,500,000 (41 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:46 PM Local Time


Garrett Riley

Ala Aqel raises to 130,000 from the cutoff and James Gregg calls on the button. Denise Pratt calls out of the small blind and Garrett Riley defends his big blind. The flop is     and Pratt checks.

Riley moves all in for 425,000 and Aqel calls. Gregg and Pratt get out of the way, leaving Riley heads-up for his tournament life against Aqel.

Aqel shows    and is in the lead against Riley's   . The turn is the  , giving Riley some more outs, but the river is the   and Aqel drags the pot. Riley is eliminated in fifth place and takes home $52,958 for his efforts.

Ala Aqel - 4,800,000 (80 bb)
Garrett Riley - Eliminated

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Monday, February 13, 2017 3:38 PM Local Time

James Gregg raises to 190,000 in the hijack, and Denise Pratt shoves all in from the cutoff. It folds back to Gregg who asks for a count.

Upon hearing the 810,000 total, Gregg says, "I have to call ya."

Pratt:   
Gregg:   

The   appears in the window, followed by the   and the  , giving Pratt top two.

The   turn and   river are also safe for Pratt, and she doubles up. 

As the chips are passed Pratt lets out a loud, "Woooo," causing the players across the room to pause and look at the final table area.

Denise Pratt - 1,760,000 (29 bb)
James Greegg - 3,050,000 (50 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:30 PM Local Time

Ala Aqel raises to 130,000 on the button and James Gregg calls out of the small blind. The flop is     and Gregg checks. Aqel bets 125,000 and Gregg check-raises to 365,000.

Aqel quickly folds and Gregg takes the pot.

James Gregg - 4,000,000 (66 bb)
Ala Aqel - 3,900,000 (65 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:28 PM Local Time
Level: 29
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, February 13, 2017 3:28 PM Local Time

Ala Aqel raises to 125,000 from the cutoff and Denise Pratt calls from the small blind. The flop is     and Pratt moves all in. Aqel snap-calls and is the player at risk, all in for 1,890,000.

Aqel shows    and is in great shape to double up against Pratt's   . The turn is the  , giving Pratt some more hope with a straight draw, but the river is the   and Aqel doubles up with his set of sevens.

Ala Aqel - 4,105,000 (82 bb)
Denise Pratt - 800,000 (16 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 3:23 PM Local Time

Denise Pratt limps in from the small blind, and Garrett Riley raises to 150,000 in the big blind. Pratt calls.

The flop comes    . Pratt leads for 500,000, and Riley pauses with a slightly confused look on his face, and then calls.

The turn is the  , and Pratt quickly announces that she is all in, having Riley covered. 

Riley pauses, looks at the board, and then hesitantly moves his cards forward to fold.

The pot is pushed to Pratt, and Riley says to her, "Nice hand."

"Thank you. I had ace ten," Pratt responds while stacking her chips. 

Denise Pratt - 3,400,000 (68 bb)
Garrett Riley - 1,080,000 (21 bb)

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