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The Winner of the Choctaw Main Event of the 2016 World Poker Tour is James Mackey

Written By: Samantha A. | August 2, 2016 | Posted In Poker News

James Mackey who is a 30 year old poker pro has finally captured his first WPT Tile as well as $681,758 first place prize winnings.

James has won the second running of the World Poker Tour Choctaw in the 3,700 no- limit hold’em main event, which in fact means that he defeated a field of 1,066 other players to win his very first WPT title as well as his first place prize.

This amazing 30 year old who is from Missouri was in fact one of online poker’s hugest American Starts who played under the screen name of “Mig.com” and who found plenty of success which included a very large win in a World Championship of Online Poker event for the grand total of more than half a million dollars. James is also a WSOP bracelet winner, having winning a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event in the year of 2007, now he can also add a WPT champion to his long list of poker accomplishments.

James made it into the final table with a total of six poker players in a third chip position and was up against plenty of tough competition which included Benjamin Zamani fellow WSOP bracelet winner as well as 2015 Aria WPT500 winner Craig Varnell.

James eliminated Craig in third place to take over a 3 to 2 chip lead play against Benjamin, who was also looking to win his very first WPT Title.  James and Benjamin went head to head in 36 hands, with the majority of the games going James’s way.  By the end of the final hand James held a very sizable chip lead of more than 3 to 1.

With the blinds at 150,000 to 300,000 and the ante set at 50,000 Benjamin limped in from the button as James raised the ante to 1,000,000.  Bejamin three bet all in for a 7.4 million dollar total as James snap called with his eight of hearts and eight of diamond, Benjamin was now in trouble with his five of hearts and five of clubs.

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