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HPT standout player Mary Sturges is making her RunGood debut in Flight C. The St. Louis native heard about the RunGood Poker Series through mutual friends Melissa Smith and Mike Rieck.
Sturges is a property manager and substitute elementary school teacher, married mother of two boys, who had been playing cash games seriously for the past six years. It's only in the last two years that she's been playing tournaments. Why asked which she prefers, she says, "Tournaments for sure. Everybody is just more relaxed. Tournaments are more fun."
Sturges and her husband are regulars at the St. Louis Ameristar's 2/5 NLH and 1/2/5 PLO games, but with three deep runs at HPT events last year, including a 5th-place finish for $25,999 in the $1,650 No Limit Hold'em HPT Main Event, the long-time cash player has turned her eye toward the tournament circuit.
Welcome to the Old West, Mary!