The RunGood Poker Series returns to Downstream Casino Resort in Joplin this week and the Main Event kicks off tonight. The RGPS last visited Downstream in April of this year, where RG Ambassador Grant Hinkle (pictured) overcame a field of 199--and a strong heads-up battle against Jesse Jones--to capture the Main Event trophy and $28,260.
For the Old West tour, there's also a cherry on top. In addition to the top cash prize, the winner of this week's Main Event will receive a custom-made pair of cowboy boots from sponsor Boot Factory Outlet and a custom belt buckle by Montana Silversmiths.
The $575 buy-in event features a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool and three starting flights. Flight A opens at 7:00 p.m. and all entrants in this opening session have 12 30-minute levels in front of them to reach Sunday's Day 2. Registered players begin with 20,000 chips and have an unlimited re-entry option and late registration open until the start of Level 9 (appx. 11:30 pm). A full structure sheet can be found here.
Flight B begins at noon on Saturday, with Flight C following at 7:00 p.m. Players can also satellite into the Main Event via $145 buy-in single-table satellites scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The RG blog has full coverage once cards are in the air.