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ROUTE 66 POKER OPEN BY RUNGOOD EVENTS IS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

June 24, 2019

The Route 66 Poker Open by RunGood Events concluded on Sunday with a $366-buyin Main Event that attracted 310 players from across the region and beyond. Attendance across all the events exceeded expectations as well as the advertised prize pool guarantees. Photos from all of the events at the Route 66 Poker Open can be found on the RunGood Events Facebook page. Double Stack Event The series kicked off on Wednesday, June 19, with the $166-buyin Double Stack event, which had a guaranteed prize pool of $16,000. Two Day 1 flights were scheduled, for noon and 7 p.m.; between the two flights, 269 players entered the event, creating a prize pool of $36,584. A two-day event, players surviving Day 1...

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RG Weekend Poker Open Horseshoe Iowa: Five Winners and One Check

June 23, 2019

The RunGood Weekend Poker Open at Horseshoe Iowa closed out Sunday with sixty-two players returning to compete for $13,056 up top. Once five handed, a deal was made between players to chop up the remaining prizepool and gather for a photo with the "Happy Gilmore" sized check. Congratulations to Ron Koenemann, Jason Lux, Nam Bruggeman, Matthew Stein, and Bradley Hatcher for being the last ones standing from the weekend from a field of 272 entrants! RunGood Weekend Poker Open Official Payouts: Place Name Payout 1 Ronald Koenemann $13,058 2 Jason Lux $8,069 3 Nam Bruggeman $5,855 4 Matthew Stein $4,319 5 Bradley Hatcher $3,240 6 Larry Kaspar $2,469 7 Brian Johnson $1,911 8 Bryan Driver $1,501 9 Kipp Smith $1,198...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO ROUTE 66 POKER OPEN MAIN EVENT WINNER DANIEL LOWERY ($22,811)

June 23, 2019

Level 22 (20000/40000/40000)Total Entries: 310Players Remaining: 1Average Stack: 6,200,000 The heads-up battle between Daniel Lowery (pictured) and Ha "Bill" Tran began with Lowery holding a 5-to-1 chip lead over his opponent. As you would expect, the battle was short. Tran, in fact, was in a hurry to flip for the title, asking Lowery to just go all in blind and let the chips fall where they may. "You can go all in as much as you want to," Lowery replied. In the final hand of the tournament, Tran moved all in before his cards were even dealt, and Lowery called. Lowery - 2♠2♥Tran - Q♠7♦ Lowery had already knocked out one player at this final table with pocket deuces, why...

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ROUTE 66 POKER OPEN MAIN EVENT (Day 2): Jeremy Rodriguez eliminated in 3rd Place ($9,672)

June 23, 2019

Level 21 (15000/30000/30000)Total Entries: 310Players Remaining: 2Average Stack: 3,100,000 Jeremy Rodriguez (pictured) limps in on the button and Daniel Lowery shoves all-in from the small blind. Ha Tran gets out of the way and Rodriguez calls. Rodriguez - A♦Q♣Lowery - 2♠2♦ Off to the races, the flop comes 6♦4♦2♥, giving Lowery a set of deuces. Rodriguez can only hope to win with running diamonds or chop with a running five-three. The turn brings the 4♣ to the felt, improving Lowery to a full house and effectively ending the hand. The 6♣ completes the board and Lowery eliminates Rodriguez in 3rd Place for $9,672.

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