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RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): First Place - Mark Fink ($25,754)

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 1
Average Stack: 5,560,000

RunGood Spring Brawl Champion - Mark Fink

Champions come in all weight classes and Mark Fink proved himself to be a heavyweight today. Fink gradually worked his way through the RunGood Main Event field and was never in serious danger of being eliminated despite the chaos unfolding around him. Fink moved into the chip lead shortly after the money bubble burst and continued to chip up all the way to the final table. 

Once there, Fink jumped a few spots on the pay ladder and patiently waited for the right opportunity to play large pots. As the final table narrowed down, Fink used his years of experience to take advantage of the situations made available to him. Fink eliminated the last four opponents standing between him and the Championship Belt and did so in efficient fashion. 

A four-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner, Fink is no stranger to closing out tournaments but today marks his first trip into the RunGood Main Event winner's circle. Fink can now add a belt and KO Watch to his growing jewelry collection. 

Thank you again to The Horseshoe for allowing us to put on a great event. We look forward to being back here again as we hit the road to Kansas City for the final stop of the Spring Brawl tour. 

RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): Second Place - Greg Jennings ($20,000)

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 1
Average Stack: 5,560,000

Greg Jennings made it to heads up play for the second time in the RunGood Spring Brawl but will have to settle for second place once again. 

It came as no surprise to anyone who watched Greg Jennings play in Tulsa to see him run deep once again in a RunGood Main Event. Jennings put together another two great days of poker but once again came up one place shy of taking home his first RG title. Heads up play started with Jennings on the short stack and Mark Fink finished him off fairly quickly to claim victory. 

Fink opened for 170,000 on the button and Jennings jammed for 1,900,000 out of the big blind. Fink snapped Jennings off with Q♣Q♠ and Jennings needed to hit a set or make a longshot straight with his 77♠. The J9♣6♠ flop cracked open the backdoor for Jennings but the 4 turn did not add any additional outs. Needing to fade a two-outer on the river, Fink did so when the 5 hit. 

Jennings shook Fink's hand and congratulated him on his victory as Jennings earns another silver medal in the Spring Brawl. A winner's recap will be posted shortly. 

RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): Heads Up Play Ready To Go

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 2,780,000

Greg Jennings (L) and Mark Fink (R) prepare to battle for Council Bluffs Championship Belt. 

This weekend at Council Bluffs has been a great success and it all comes down to the heads up match between Mark Fink and Greg Jennings to decide the winner of this event. For Jennings, this marks his second consecutive top-two appearance after finishing runner-up to Kristen Deardorff in Tulsa. Fink is a winner across the midwest and now has the chance to win his first RunGood Main Event. 

Along with the $5,754 bonus for first place, the two players are competing for the Spring Brawl Championship Belt and the KO Watch. Below is a look at the chip counts for the two players. 

1. Greg Jennings - 1,450,000
2. Mark Fink - 4,175,000

February 27, 2017

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RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): Third Place - Phil Mader ($20,000)

Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 2,780,000

Phil Mader put together two solid days of poker and will take home $20,000 for his podium finish at his home casino. 

Mark Fink began three-handed play with the chip lead and did nothing but extend his lead further, culminating with his elimination of Phil Mader. Mader played the role of local favorite to perfection as he made a spectacular run through the field to earn a podium finish.

Mader open-shoved for 1,000,000 from under the gun and Fink called out of the big blind. Mader had one over with A5♠ against the pair of Fink 88 and the 952 flop gave Mader some equity.

The K turn changed nothing and Mader missed on the 10♣ river. Mader shook hands with his two opponents and made his way to the payout cage as Fink and Greg Jennings prepare for heads up play.

February 27, 2017

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RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): Three-Way Deal Agreed To, Players Take $20,000 Each

Level 28 (30,000/60,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 3
Average Stack: 1,855,000

Shortly after the elimination of Justin Heilman, the three remaining players came to a chop agreement. Mark Fink (2,410,000), Phil Mader (2,000,000), and Greg Jennings (1,450,000) all agreed to take $20,000 and leave $5,754 to play for along with the Championship Belt and KO Watch. Three-handed play is officially underway and the next RunGood Main Event Champion is soon to crowned. 

RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): Fourth Place - Justin Heilman ($9,452)

Level 28 (30,000/60,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 3
Average Stack: 1,855,000

Justin Heilman was short at the start of the final table and laddered up a few spots before being eliminated by Mark Fink. 

It's not how you start, it's how you finish and Mark Fink has been unstoppable in the new level. Fink sent Justin Heilman to the showers and is now in control of 40 percent of the chips in play with only three players remaining. 

Heilman became short after losing a few small pots and needed to shove with less than 10 big blinds. Fink opened for 125,000 under the gun and Heilman shoved for 480,000 from the big blind. Fink confirmed the total and decided the math was too much to pass up as he called with 108.

Fink was live against the A7♠ of Heilman and hit the 8 on the flop to take the lead. Heilman turned a pair with the 7♣ but missed the river. He will take home over $9,452 for his efforts after a great two days of poker.

RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 2): Fifth Place - Scott Davis ($7,089)

Level 28 (30,000/60,000/10,000)
Total RG Main Event Entries: 278
Players Remaining: 4
Average Stack: 1,390,000

Scott Davis played admirably to chip up from next to nothing after the money bubble and will take home over $7,000 for his final table finish. 

The chip lead keeps on changing hands at the final table and it is Mark Fink's turn to carry the baton after his elimination of Scott Davis. Davis was up and down the whole final table and ran into an unfortunate spot where Fink had him dominated. 

Davis shoved for 600,000 from the cutoff and Fink called on the button. Davis showed KJ♠ and needed to hit against the A♠K♣ of Fink. The 8♠8♣2K♠3 board ran dry for Davis giving Fink the chip lead with 1,900,000 and he is coming on strong at the right time.
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