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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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Monday, February 13, 2017 1:30 PM Local Time

Denise Pratt raises to 95,000 from under the gun, and Chad Wiedenhoeft calls in the cutoff.

The flop comes    . Pratt bets 135,000, and Wiedenhoeft calls.

The turn is the  . Pratt bets 400,000, and Wiedenhoeft calls.

The river is the  , and both players check.

Pratt turns over    for two pair, but Wiedenhoeft shows    for two pair with a better kicker to win the hand.

Chad Wiedenhoeft - 2,225,000 (55 bb)
Denise Pratt - 2,300,000 (57 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 1:27 PM Local Time

Garrett Riley raises to 80,000 on the button, and Ala Aqel calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Aqel checks, Riley bets 115,000, and Aqel calls.

The turn is the  , and both players check.

The river is the  . This time Aqel leads for 455,000, and Riley calls.

Aqel turns over   , and Riley shows    for a full house to win the hand.

Garrett Riley - 2,400,000 (60 bb)
Ala Aqel - 3,150,000 (78 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 1:22 PM Local Time

Garrett Riley raises from middle position and Chad Wiedenhoeft calls from the cutoff. The flop is     and Riley checks. Wiedenhoeft bets 85,000 and Riley calls.

The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and Riley checks for a third time. Wiedenhoeft pushes forward a stack of about 250,000 and Riley calls. Riley tables    and Wiedenhoeft mucks his hand.

Garrett Riley - 2,400,000 (60 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 1:20 PM Local Time

Nick Pupillo raises to 100,000 from the cutoff and James Gregg calls on the button. The flop is     and Pupillo bets 120,000. Gregg calls and the turn is the  .

Pupillo checks and Gregg bets 150,000. Pupillo quickly calls and the river is the  . Pupillo moves all in and Gregg asks for a count from the dealer. The dealer breaks down Pupillo's stack and verifies that he is all in for 485,000.

Gregg takes a minute of thought and then folds, conceding the pot to Pupillo.

Nick Pupillo - 1,205,000 (30 bb)
James Gregg - 1,450,000 (35 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 1:16 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
COPAG USA
Monday, February 13, 2017 1:16 PM Local Time

Garrett Riley raises to 80,000 from middle position and Nick Pupillo three-bets to 225,000 out of the small blind. Riley calls and they are heads-up to a flop of    .

Pupillo bets 220,000 and Riley calls. The turn is the   and Pupillo checks. Riley pushes a stack of chips forward, which is about 400,000 and Pupillo immediately takes inventory of his stack. After counting out his stack, he stacks up his chips, takes another look at the board, and then pushes his hand into the muck.

Riley mucks his hand and drags the pot.

Garrett Riley - 1,830,00 (61 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 670,000 (22 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 1:13 PM Local Time

James Gregg raises to 85,000 from middle position and Ala Aqel defends his big blind. The flop is     and Aqel checks. Gregg bets 175,000 and Aqel calls.

The turn is the   and Aqel checks. Gregg bets 250,000 and Aqel folds.

"I had you on the flop," says Aqel as Gregg collects the pot.

James Gregg - 1,800,000 (60 bb)
Ala Aqel - 3,650,000 (61 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 1:08 PM Local Time


Nikolas Stone

Hand #1:

Nikolas Stone is left with less than one big blind after just losing a big pot to Ala Aqel. Action folds to Stone in middle position who moves his remaining 40,000 forward. Nick Pupillo calls on the button, James Gregg calls in the small blind, and Denise Pratt folds her big blind.

The flop comes    , and both Pupillo and Gregg both check.

They also both check then   turn.

The river is the  . Gregg checks, Pupillo moves forward chips to bet, and Gregg quickly mucks    face up.

Pupillo shows   , and Stone shows    resulting in a chopped pot, Stone now has three big blinds.

Nikolas Stone - 90,000 (3 bb)

Hand #2:

Nikolas Stone shoves all in for 85,000 in late position, and Garrett Riley calls in the big blind.

Stone:   
Riley:   

The flop comes    , leaving Stone in the lead with his ace high. He maintains that lead when the turn comes the  , but the   on the river gives Riley a pair of nines to win the hand, and Stone is eliminated in 7th place, taking home $31,298

Garrett Riley - 1,400,000 (46 bb)
Nikolas Stone - Eliminated in 7th place, for $31,298

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:59 PM Local Time

Nikolas Stone raises to 80,000 in the hijack, and Ala Aqel calls on the button.

The flop comes    . Stone bets 110,000, and Aqel calls.

The turn is the  . Stone bets 225,000, and Aqel calls.

The river is the  . This time Stone checks, and it's Aqel's turn to bet, placing 580,000 out in front of him.

Stone tanks for over two minutes before calling.

Aqel turns over    for the straight. Stone mucks without showing, and is left with just over one big blind. 

Ala Aqel - 3,500,000 (116 bb)
Nikolas Stone - 45,000 (< 2 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:48 PM Local Time

Nikolas Stone raises to 80,000 from the cutoff and Chad Wiedenhoeft three-bets to 180,000 on the button. The blinds fold and Stone four-bets to 480,000. Widenhoeft doesn't waste much time before moving all in for about 1,600,000. Stone quickly calls and it's one of the bigger pots of the tournament, but both players have the same hand. Stone shows    and Wiedenhoeft tables   .

The pot is chopped and the temporary excitement of the all in dies down quickly.

A couple hands later, Stone raises to 200,000 from under the gun and Wiedenhoeft three-bets to 200,000. Action folds back to Stone, who calls, and they are heads-up to a flop of    .

Stone checks, Wiedenhoeft bets 200,000, and Stone folds. Wiedenhoeft mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Chad Wiedenhoeft - 1,850,000 (62 bb)
Nikolas Stone - 980,000 (33 bb)

COPAG USA
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:43 PM Local Time

Chad Wiedenhoeft limps in from the small blind and Ala Aqel raises out of the big blind. Wiedenhoeft calls and the flop is    . Both players check and the turn is the  .

Wiedenhoeft leads out for 140,000 and Aqel calls. The river is the   and Wiedenhoeft bets 175,000. Aqel quickly calls. Wiedenhoeft shows   , good for two pair, but Aqel shows    and drags the pot after making a better two pair on the river.

Ala Aqel - 2,900,000 (96 bb)
Chad Wiedenhoeft - 1,630,000 (54 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:34 PM Local Time


Josh Reichard - 8th Place - $24,534

Josh Reichard shoves all in from the cutoff, and it folds to Chad Wiedenhoeft in the small blind who asks for a count. The dealer counts out Reichard's 220,000 in chips, and Wiedenhoeft calls. Ala Aqel also calls in the big blind.

"Triple up baby,"  Reichard says with a smile on his face. 

The flop comes    . Wiedenhoeft bets 400,000, Aqel folds, and Reichard says, "I guess I might need running clubs here," as he turns over   .

Wiedenhoeft turns over   , and Reichard says, "Ace seven? Alright. We need some paint."

The   turn does not improve Reichard's hand.

The river is the  , and Reichard says, "Wrong paint," as he stands up and starts to gather his belongings.

"Good luck everyone," Reichard says as he prepares to exit the tournament area.

Chad Wiedenhoeft - 2,250,000 (75 bb)
Josh Reichard - Eliminated in 8th place, for $24,534

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:19 PM Local Time

Garrett Riley raises to 85,000 from the cutoff and Ala Aqel defends his big blind. The flop is     and Aqel checks. Riley bets 110,000 and Aqel calls.

The turn is the   and Aqel checks again. Riley bets and Aqel folds. Riley mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Garrett Riley - 1,500,000 (50 bb)
Ala Aqel - 2,300,000 (76 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:15 PM Local Time

Denise Pratt raises to 60,000 on the button, and Josh Reichard defends in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Reichard checks, Pratt bets 90,000, and Reichard calls.

Both players check the   turn.

The river is the  . This time Reichard leads for 200,000, and Pratt quickly calls.

Reichard:   
Pratt:   

While both players have rivered trip eights, Pratt's kicker will play, awarding her the pot.

Denise Pratt - 3,435,000 (114 bb)
Josh Reichard - 345,000 (11 bb)

Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air for the final day of the WSOP Circuit Potawatomi main event.
COPAG USA
Monday, February 13, 2017 11:59 AM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:56 AM Local Time

 

Denise Pratt leads the final eight players

The final eight players remaining in the WSOP Circuit Potawatomi main event make their way back to the tournament area today at noon to play down to a winner and crown the Circuit's latest main event champion.

Everybody is chasing Denise Pratt, who comes into the final day with 3,085,000 in chips. Joshua Reichard is the short stack of the final eight players with 695,000, but has a shot at securing his second ring of the series after winning a $365 Pot Limit Omaha event last week.

When cards get in the air, blinds will be 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante. Everybody remaining is guaranteed $24,534, but everybody has their sights set on the $208,184 first place money, the ring, and the guaranteed seat into the 2017 Global Casino Championship.