RunGood Cup at Hard Rock Tulsa Day 1 Recap

The Road to the RunGood Cup stops in Tulsa this week at the Hard Rock for another RunGood Poker Series with a schedule loaded with guaranteed prizes, including twelve $2,000 Blaycation prize packages to VIP events at Harrah’s New Orleans for the RunGood Cup Championship Event. Day 1 kicked off with two starting flights in the $180 NLHE Deepstack event, sporting a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool. A total of 344 players entered the event, smashing the guarantee with a prize pool of $48,160, plus a $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation prize package added on to first place.  When play ended at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, just 48 players remained.

Fred Roll is the overnight chip leader, having bagged up an unbelievable 286,500 chips at the close of play. The action was heavy throughout both flights and Roll is not alone in the 200K club. Three other players share that distinction including Flight A chip leader Jarral D’Andrea (257,000), Terry Presley (254,000), and John HeckenCamp (268,000).

Complete Day 2 seat assignments and chip counts are as follows:

TABLE

SEAT

PLAYER

CHIP COUNT

23

1

Joe Ferguson

         139,000

23

2

Dennis Robinson II

         149,500

23

3

Kelly Bright

           61,500

23

4

Heather Alcorn

         110,500

23

5

Curtis Edens

           15,000

23

6

Kristin Weirich

           49,000

23

7

Todd Hoffman

           57,500

23

8

Kari Sumpter

           77,500

23

9

Jared Ward

         102,500

23

10

Bryant Lipscomb

           85,500

24

1

Chris Lor

         181,000

24

2

Dax Bilyeu

           69,500

24

3

Krista Lowery

         131,000

24

4

Christopher Gunner Peterson

         109,000

24

5

Della Jones

         105,000

24

6

Matthew Whitson

           35,500

24

8

L.Dean Brown

           87,500

24

9

Jeremiah Quillman

         135,000

24

10

Terry Presley

         254,000

25

1

Alan Demeter

         175,500

25

2

Will Berry

           81,000

25

3

Jonathan Gaviao

         120,000

25

4

Benjamin Nix

           48,000

25

6

Josef Tittjung

           35,500

25

7

Tai Du

         112,000

25

8

Michael Phillips

         142,500

25

9

Mike Tang

         142,500

25

10

Edson Oliva

           44,000

26

2

John Heckenkamp

         268,000

26

3

Colt Chaney

         118,000

26

4

Christopher Hembree

           51,500

26

5

Terry Walker

           66,000

26

7

Carmen Miller

           22,000

26

8

Samantha Abernathy

           73,000

26

9

Francis McKeon

           35,500

26

10

Ace Stine

         143,500

27

1

Mark Slatcher

           30,000

27

2

Ray Henson

           56,000

27

3

Scott Hillsberry

           62,500

27

4

Robert Benzel

           17,500

27

5

Randy Murfin

           94,500

27

6

John Benanzer

           87,000

27

7

Joseph Stallings

           60,000

27

8

Fred Roll

         286,500

27

9

William Fisher

         101,500

27

10

Jarral D'Andrea

         257,000

28

1

Debbie Inman

           22,000

28

2

John Millsap

           62,500

28

3

Andrew Watson

           98,000

28

5

Joseph Mouser

           48,500

28

6

Daniel Lowery

         108,000

28

7

Deanna Robertson

           45,000

28

8

Melinda Hettick

           52,500

28

9

Vartan Tonian

         102,000

 

When play resumes at 11 a.m. local time on Thursday, it’s still anyone’s tournament to win. A total of 36 places will be paid, with a $2,000 Blaycation RunGood Cup VIP package added to first. A complete payout schedule will be announced at the start of Day 2. Other events kicking off on Thursday are the $160 RG Main Event Satellite at 12 p.m., which has a 10-seat guarantee. At 4 p.m. the $230 RG PLO w/$100 Re-Buys event begins, which includes a $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation Prize Package added to first place. At 7 p.m., another $160 Main Event satellite will be held, the biggest yet with a 20-seat guarantee.

Join us at the Hard Rock and get on the Road to the RunGood Cup!


Mark Slatcher
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