26 players to return for Day 2 of the RGPS Main Event; Tom Leto leads with 328,800 chips

The sun has set on Day 1B of the RGPS Main Event at the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs, with 13 more players making it through to Day 2, which kicks off at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 21.  The total number of players to enter the Main Event came to a whopping 144, creating a prize pool of $144,000. First place will receive $40,320 plus a Yeti cooler and a set of Yeti Tumblers.


One player among them, Tom Leto (pictured, left), eclipsed the performance of Day 1A chip leader Russell Licking and now sits atop the leaderboard with 328,800. $200 NLHE 6-max final tablist Andre "Aces" Allen finished the day with a third-place chip stack of 229,900.

RunGood pro Ryan Tepen also advanced, taking with him a middle-of-the-pack stack of 133,700. Other notables to survive Day 1B include local stand-out Kipp Smith (124,000), Brian Topp (100,000), Phil Mader (83,200), Jeff Brin (71,400), and Terry "Papa" Karn (32,400).  However, most of the players moving on to Day 2 have over $100,000 in live earnings, including final table appearances at top-tier tournament series events. There are no easy spots, no easy pots, and the action on Sunday should prove to be one to watch with so many seasoned players in competition.

Official Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments by Player Name:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
13 2 Andre Allen 222,900
13 1 Brandon Fish 91,000
14 6 Brian Topp 100,000
15 7 Bryan Barnell 57,500
14 2 Carlos Requena 114,000
13 6 Casey Cavanaugh 39,000
10 1 Clint Lilienthal 30,000
15 9 Dashiell Saenz 95,700
13 4 James Mullin 85,500
15 1 Jasen Currie 59,500
14 9 Jeffrey Brin 71,400
14 7 JJ Feregrino 39,500
10 7 Justin Gardenhire 213,000
15 6 Kipp Smith 124,000
14 3 Matthew Anderson 32,800
14 1 Michael Sanders 165,500
14 4 Michael Sortino 100,000
10 3 Papa Karn 32,400
10 6 Phil Mader 83,200
15 4 Reggie Tynes 139,500
13 7 Russell Licking 240,500
13 3 Ryan Tepen 133,000
15 2 Shaun Burnett 34,200
10 4 Steve Bell 22,500
15 3 Thomas Houston 225,400
13 9 Tom Ceto 328,800

 

Official Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments by Table and Seat:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
10 1 Clint Lilienthal 30,000
10 2 <Empty>  
10 3 Papa Karn 32,400
10 4 Steve Bell 22,500
10 5 <Empty>  
10 6 Phil Mader 83,200
10 7 Justin Gardenhire 213,000
10 8 <Empty>  
10 9 <Empty>  
       
13 1 Brandon Fish 91,000
13 2 Andre Allen 222,900
13 3 Ryan Tepen 133,000
13 4 James Mullin 85,500
13 5 <Empty>  
13 6 Casey Cavanaugh 39,000
13 7 Russell Licking 240,500
13 8 <Empty>  
13 9 Tom Ceto 328,800
       
14 1 Michael Sanders 165,500
14 2 Carlos Requena 114,000
14 3 Matthew Anderson 32,800
14 4 Michael Sortino 100,000
14 5 <Empty>  
14 6 Brian Topp 100,000
14 7 JJ Feregrino 39,500
14 8 <Empty>  
14 9 Jeffrey Brin 71,400
       
15 1 Jasen Currie 59,500
15 2 Shaun Burnett 34,200
15 3 Thomas Houston 225,400
15 4 Reggie Tynes 139,500
15 5 <Empty>  
15 6 Kipp Smith 124,000
15 7 Bryan Barnell 57,500
15 8 <Empty>  
15 9 Dashiell Saenz 95,700

 

Official Payout Structure:

Place Prize
1st $40,320.00
2nd $25,200.00
3rd $15,984.00
4th $11,520.00
5th $8,496.00
6th $6,984.00
7th $6,192.00
8th $5,400.00
9th $4,464.00
10th - 12th $3,600.00
13th - 15th $2,880.00

 


As the Main Event plays down to a winner, the final event of the RunGood Poker Series for this stop will begin at 2 p.m. with the $100 RunGood ShootOut. The field will be capped at 100 players and late registration will only be open until 2:15 p.m. The winner will take home the top cash prize and a custom tailgate cornhole set.


Mark Slatcher
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