2017 RGPS Open Water: Tunica Day 1 Recap

Yesterday saw two historic moments unfold for the RunGood Poker Series as it kicked off the seventh season. Not only did yesterday mark the first ever RunGood Tournament in Tunica, Mississippi but the tour stop stamped itself into the tour's history books with the largest opening event to date. Tuesday's RunGood Pro Bounty saw 292 entrants come from all over to play with ten special guests holding prize envelopes containing $1,000 CASH to RG Apparel. The bounty players were a mix of poker professionals and hometown heroes that included Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Lowery, Justin Gardenhire, Connie Rice, Teresa Lammie, Sam Brackstone, Chris Conrad, Ross Bybee, Kyle Cartwright, and Michael Sanders.

There was no shortage of party during the event as Mai Tais were announced as this stop's drink of choice during introductions. Players that were able to knock out special bounty guests received a RGPS gambler's hat, a pair of Spades Sun Shades, and signed lanyard. 

A prizepool of $28,324 was generated with the CardPlayer Cruise PKG for two. At 3AM, Daniel Lowery was the last one standing as his K10 out ran Cherie Baber's 87 on the turn of a board reading AA710. Lowery took down the title and $6,174 + $1,500 Cruise PKG. Baber took down $3,906 for second and scored the $1,000 CASH bounty. The fan favorite $180 RG DeepStack 20K GTD starts today with a flight at 12PM and 7PM. Here are last night's payouts: 

Place First Name Last Name Payout
1st Daniel Lowery $6,174 + $1500 Cruise PKG
2nd Cherie Baber $3,906
3rd Brian Rasberry $2,615
4th Chris Conrad $1,824
5th Mark Mead $1,368
6th Harshal Patel $1,073
7th Keith Stephenson $907
8th Justin Gardenhire $751
9th Thu Nguyen $646
10th Kevin Visentin $510
11th Thomas Blankenship $510
12th Robert Young $510
13th Jessie Stuckey $384
14th James Byard $384
15th Michael Catalani $384
16th William Bell $300
17th Paul Arnold $300
18th Perry Cleaver $300
19th Carl Lee $241
20th Joshua Reeves $241
21st Brandie Mitchell $241
22nd Bradley Sparks $241
23rd James Thompson $241
24th Noah Carpenter $241
25th Christopher Hancock $241
26th Danny Crow $241
27th Ronald Nance $241
28th Danny Williams $201
29th Kenneth Pittman $201
30th Eric Linderman $201
31st Kevin McDade $201
32nd Guy McKay $201
33rd Justin Person $201
34th Patrick Neill $201
35th Gary Tippett $201
36th Donald Lowers $201

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