Olivier Busquet holds Day 1 chip lead, 74 players return for Day 2

The final two of three Day 1 flights for the RGPS Hard Rock Main Event played out on Friday, and when it was all over, 336 players had entered, creating a prize pool of $194,942, nearly double the guarantee. Then again, RunGood and Hard Rock are adding an additional $10,000 2016 Main Event seat to first place.

After 6½ hours of play, the field has been whittled down to just 74 players, all of whom return at noon Saturday to play down to a winner. The chip leader going into Day 2 is none other than professional poker player and analyst Olivier Busquet with 382,500. Other notable players moving on to Day 2 include Angelo Gonzales, Bob Holmes, Cherie Baber, Chris Conrad, Dale "Apollo" Cook, Dan Lowery, Ape Howard, Eric Bunch, Eric Thompson, Hasan Haq, Issac "RunGood" Tucker, Jesse McVicker, Jody Briscoe, Jonathan Gaviao, Justin Gardenhire, Lauren Bunch, Mary Young, Matt Newcombe, Mesgana Tesfiladet, Michael Sanders, Mina Greco, Ray Henson, Robert Shuptrine, Rodney Spriggs, Samantha Abernathy, Terry "Papa" Karn, Ty Moffett, and Will Berry.

PokerNews is on site to cover all the action; live updates and chip counts throughout Day 2 can be found here.

Official payout schedule:

1st $45,595   + $10,000 added on
2nd $28,863
3rd $19,328
4th $13,480
5th $10,110
6th $7,929
7th $6,701
8th $5,551
9th $4,778
10th - 12th $3,767
13th - 15th $2,835
16th - 18th $2,220
19th - 27th $1,784
28th - 36th $1,487

 

Day 2 seat assignments and chip counts by table and seat:

Player Name Chip Count Table Seat
David Jones 133,000 20 1
Robert Shuptrine 113,000 20 2
Nick Lanzi 109,000 20 3
Samantha Abernathy 80,000 20 4
Joseph Sebring 101,500 20 5
Melinda Hettick 69,500 20 6
Angelo Gonzales 66,500 20 7
Chris Conrad 126,500 20 8
Dale Cook 31,000 20 9
Chad Freeman 86,000 21 1
Don Hooper 60,000 21 2
Kirk Smith 158,000 21 3
James Kirk 122,000 21 4
Josh Sandoval 106,000 21 5
Daniel "Duma" Lowery 90,000 21 6
Vic Harris 79,000 21 7
David Frye 54,500 21 8
Ron King 54,500 21 9
Greg Jennings 142,000 23 1
Matt Newcombe 118,000 23 2
Tai Du 74,000 23 3
Daniel Morris 39,500 23 4
Mina Greco 129,000 23 5
Edgar Alegria 31,500 23 6
Ty Moffett 125,000 23 7
Michael Sanders Jr 77,500 23 8
Brian Olson 107,000 23 9
Joey McCaig 124,000 24 1
Jonathan Gaviao 55,000 24 2
Mesgana Tesfalidet 79,500 24 3
Bob Holmes 80,000 24 4
Jesse McVicker 174,000 24 5
Caroldean Tomlinson 38,500 24 6
David "Ape" Howard 32,500 24 7
Miles Taylor 37,500 24 8
Mike Berger 232,000 24 9
Jay Chansombat 22,500 24 10
William Fisher 55,500 25 1
Terry "Papa" Karn 38,500 25 2
Eric Bunch 60,000 25 3
Jon Bennett 132,500 25 4
Will Berry 58,500 25 5
Steve Myers 28,000 25 6
Rodney Spriggs 83,000 25 7
James Price 88,000 25 8
Mary Young 69,500 25 9
Chris Patrick 14,000 25 10
Ray Henson 91,500 26 1
Ira Lampley 70,500 26 2
Christopher Staats 74,000 26 3
Christopher Gunner Peterson 94,500 26 4
Olivier Busquet 382,500 26 5
Zane Houck 52,000 26 6
Clarence Prevost 80,500 26 7
Hasan Haq 89,500 26 8
Bill Donnelly 82,000 26 9
Freddie Rodriguez 133,500 27 1
Sam Lee 35,000 27 2
Jason Royman 38,000 27 3
Scott Kateian 54,500 27 4
Eric Thompson 154,000 27 5
Cherie Baber 68,000 27 6
Jeri Sieber 80,500 27 7
Joe Briscoe 62,500 27 8
Gil George 312,000 27 9
Randy Clement 191,500 28 1
Darrin Stull 105,500 28 2
Lauren Bunch 29,000 28 3
Raymond Kilpatrick 76,000 28 4
Chris Lawson 68,000 28 5
Justin Gardenhire 99,500 28 6
Tommy Vedes 48,500 28 7
Issac Tucker 163,500 28 8
Jason White 23,500 28 9

 

Day 2 seat assigments by Player name:

Player Name Chip Count Table Seat
Angelo Gonzales 66,500 20 7
Bill Donnelly 82,000 26 9
Bob Holmes 80,000 24 4
Brian Olson 107,000 23 9
Caroldean Tomlinson 38,500 24 6
Chad Freeman 86,000 21 1
Cherie Baber 68,000 27 6
Chris Conrad 126,500 20 8
Chris Lawson 68,000 28 5
Chris Patrick 14,000 25 10
Christopher Gunner Peterson 94,500 26 4
Christopher Staats 74,000 26 3
Clarence Prevost 80,500 26 7
Dale Cook 31,000 20 9
Daniel "Duma" Lowery 90,000 21 6
Daniel Morris 39,500 23 4
Darrin Stull 105,500 28 2
David "Ape" Howard 32,500 24 7
David Frye 54,500 21 8
David Jones 133,000 20 1
Don Hooper 60,000 21 2
Edgar Alegria 31,500 23 6
Eric Bunch 60,000 25 3
Eric Thompson 154,000 27 5
Freddie Rodriguez 133,500 27 1
Gil George 312,000 27 9
Greg Jennings 142,000 23 1
Hasan Haq 89,500 26 8
Ira Lampley 70,500 26 2
Issac Tucker 163,500 28 8
James Kirk 122,000 21 4
James Price 88,000 25 8
Jason Royman 38,000 27 3
Jason White 23,500 28 9
Jay Chansombat 22,500 24 10
Jeri Sieber 80,500 27 7
Jesse McVicker 174,000 24 5
Joe Briscoe 62,500 27 8
Joey McCaig 124,000 24 1
Jon Bennett 132,500 25 4
Jonathan Gaviao 55,000 24 2
Joseph Sebring 101,500 20 5
Josh Sandoval 106,000 21 5
Justin Gardenhire 99,500 28 6
Kirk Smith 158,000 21 3
Lauren Bunch 29,000 28 3
Mary Young 69,500 25 9
Matt Newcombe 118,000 23 2
Melinda Hettick 69,500 20 6
Mesgana Tesfalidet 79,500 24 3
Michael Sanders Jr 77,500 23 8
Mike Berger 232,000 24 9
Miles Taylor 37,500 24 8
Mina Greco 129,000 23 5
Nick Lanzi 109,000 20 3
Olivier Busquet 382,500 26 5
Randy Clement 191,500 28 1
Ray Henson 91,500 26 1
Raymond Kilpatrick 76,000 28 4
Robert Shuptrine 113,000 20 2
Rodney Spriggs 83,000 25 7
Ron King 54,500 21 9
Sam Lee 35,000 27 2
Samantha Abernathy 80,000 20 4
Scott Kateian 54,500 27 4
Steve Myers 28,000 25 6
Tai Du 74,000 23 3
Terry "Papa" Karn 38,500 25 2
Tommy Vedes 48,500 28 7
Ty Moffett 125,000 23 7
Vic Harris 79,000 21 7
Will Berry 58,500 25 5
William Fisher 55,500 25 1
Zane Houck 52,000 26 6

 

Saturday's action will also include a $125 NLHE Last Chance tournament at 5 p.m. Unlike previous RGPS visits to the Hard Rock, this one will NOT be a turbo. Players will start with 8,000 chips and levels are 30 minutes each.

Good luck to all the players still competing in the Main Event. And thank you to everyone who came out to play. You are the reason the RGPS is so much fun.  May you all RunGood in life and on the felt!


Mark Slatcher
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