Todd Smith won a huge hand toward the end of Day 1A to secure the chip lead (343,000) moving forward into Day 2. He had queens on an eight-high board and got it in three ways.
He leads the final 28 players who are bagging the first of three flights in the Run Good Poker Series $575 Main Event. Day 1A drew 133 entries. There are two more flights Saturday at noon and at 7 p.m.
Run Good Ambassadors Chris Conrad and Ray Henson will be queuing up for the next flights after failing to make it through Day 1A. Meanwhile, Jamie Kerstetter (81,000) and Mina Greco (24,000) booked their tickets to the Day 2 restart Sunday at noon.
Mason Hinkle, also known to some in the poker world as Uncle Ron, Chris Horter, Kris Burchfield, and Ben Mintz all failed to bag the first starting flight and will likely join the field at some point during Days 1B and 1C. All the updates will be right here on PokerNews.com all weekend as the RGPS moves one step closer to crowning its next Main Event champion, and sending ten more players to the Showbound satellite in Tulsa for a shot at playing on Poker After Dark.