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This Week's Big Winner: James Mackey Wins WPT Choctaw Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 14, 2016


James Mackey has won the second running of the World Poker Tour Choctaw $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event, defeating a field of 1,066 entries to win his first WPT title and the first-place prize of $666,758. The 30-year-old from Missouri was one of online poker’s biggest American stars, playing under the screen name “” and finding plenty of success, including a huge win in a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) event for more than half a million dollars. He is also a World Series of Poker bracelet winner, having taken down a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event in 2007. The new WPT champion now has more than $3.5 million in career live tournament earnings, along with another $3.8 million won online. Here are the five biggest hands that propelled Mackey to the win. Tournament: WPT Choctaw Main Event Buy-In: $3,500 No. of Entries: 1,066 Prize Pool: $3,619,070 1st Place Prize: $666,758 The Action Sitting at the unofficial final table ...

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