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50TH WSOP MAIN EVENT: CAMPANELLO OUT, KORNUTH STILL HEALTHY

Day 5 of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event begins today at noon Pacific Time, with RunGood Ambassador Chance Kornuth entering the day with 1,221,000 chips. Kornuth is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner with championship titles from the EPT, Aussie Millions, Bellagio Cup, and WPT, as well as final table appearances at the PCA, Aria High Roller, and HPT. The average stack at this stage of the tournament is 1,452,373 chips and the blinds will start at 12,000/24,000 with a 24,000 ante.

RunGood Ambassador Bryan Campanello, who bagged the overall chip lead on Day 1A, lost a coinflip to exit on Day 4. Campanello three-bet shoved for 263,000 chips with A♥T♠; the original raiser called and tabled 8♥8♦. The board ran out A♣8♠4♦6♥T♣, giving Campanello two pair against his opponent's set of eights. Campanello exited in 435th place and collected $30,780 in prize money.

Other RGPS regulars in the field include Michael Lech (1,383,000), Will Berry (639,000), and Brady Bullard (3,430,000).

Live coverage of the event is being provided by PokerNews.com, with portions being broadcast (on a 30-minute time delay) by PokerGO and ESPN. See the image above for the broadcast schedule.

While the Main Event plays on, the Little One for One Drop enters Day 3 of its run, with RG Ambassador Lexy Gavin in the field with an above-average stack of 1,100,000. This will make Gavin's tenth cash of the summer.

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RunGood Ambassadors at the 50th Annual WSOP


Photo by Hayley Hochstetler, prints available via HayleyochoPhoto.com

The 50th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event is in full sprint in Las Vegas, Nevada with RunGood Ambassador Bryan Campanello bagging up the Day 1A chip lead with 417,500. With nearly all of the RunGood team in Vegas competing for bracelets, we thought it might be fun to highlight a few.

Chris Conrad - Twitter: @fsuconrad

Chris Conrad made the trek from Peachtree City, Georgia to Las Vegas for his first event of the summer, the $500 BIG 50 NLH, only to find himself playing in a storage room. Unfazed, he went out 1,130th out of a field of 28,371. Conrad went on to make the final table of the $1K PLO event, going out in seventh. The two-time WSOPC ring winner has accumulated $750,198 in lifetime WSOP/WSOPC winnings, with his first final table of the summer adding $31,130 to that total.

Sidenote: There are a handful of players at this summer's WSOP named Chris Conrad. For the record, the WSOP database has the RG Ambassador listed as Christopher Conrad. (In other words, the Chris Conrad who busted on Day 1A of the Main Event was someone else.)

Lexy Gavin - Twitter: @ChipTrick11

Lexy Gavin of Long Beach, New York is one of the latest additions to the RG team. Best known for her work as the VP of marketing for the non-profit organization Charity Series of Poker, Gavin has claimed $107,811 in WSOP/WSOPC prize money. While her WSOP resume only goes back to 2015, she has been tearing through the fields this summer with eight cashes for a combined $40,146 in winnings. Her best finish was a final table appearance at the $1K NLH Ladies event. She also spent some time on the feature table during Day 1A of the Main Event, broadcast on ESPN2. Unfortunately, Gavin's good run didn't extend to the Main Event as she busted before the bags came out.

Ray Henson - Twitter: @ray_henson

Houston, Texas resident Ray Henson is no stranger to Vegas summers. He earned a payday of $308,761 back in 2015 for finishing third in the $565 Colossus NLH event, but not even that is his biggest lifetime cash. Henson just missed a Main Event final table in 2007 when he went out twelfth, collecting a consolation prize of $476,926. In all, Henson holds four WSOPC championship rings for a combined $1,848,377 in WSOP/WSOPC tournament winnings, but a bracelet is still on his bucket list.

Henson is once again grinding it out on the desert felt this summer, with an impressive seven cashes and $27,901 in combined winnings.

Chance Kornuth - Twitter: @ChancesCards

RunGood Ambassaor and Chip Leader Coaching co-founder Chance Kornuth started off his summer with a splash, finishing sixth for $251,128 in the $50K NLH High Roller, but he bested that with a fourth-place finish in the $10K Short Deck NLH event just three days later. Kornuth pulled in a handful of smaller cashes in June, and will be looking for another deep run in the Main Event.

The two-time bracelet winner has collected $1,841,465 in WSOP events going back to 2010.


As the Main Event of the WSOP in Las Vegas progresses, we'll bring you further updates on the RunGood Ambassadors who reach Day 2 and beyond.

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RunGood Poker Series at Downstream Casino Resort Day 2 Recap

Rodney SpriggsDay 2 of the RunGood Poker Series at the Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma began with the conclusion of the $180 NLHE Deepstack event. 60 players returned to compete for $10,305 in first place prize money plus the $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation prize package. Chance Kornuth began the day as chip leader with 249,000 chips, but lost a series of all-ins and exited the tournament in 31st place. At the end, it was Rodney Spriggs who took the top prize and the RG medallion.

Official $180 NLHE Deepstack results:

 Place

Last Name

First Name

Prize

1

Spriggs

Rodney

$10,305

2

Blanken

John

$6,523

3

Jones

Jerry

$4,368

4

Long

Caleb

$3,046

5

Murfin

Randy

$2,285

6

Schroeder

William

$1,792

7

Box

David

$1,514

8

Kennedy

Michael

$1,254

9

McComas

Richard

$1,080

10

Newport

Michael

$851

11

Dorothy

Patrick

$851

12

Dodson

Joseph

$851

13

Martinez

Armando

$641

14

Robbins

Richard

$641

15

Goddard

Kenneth

$641

16

Burd

James

$502

17

Laughlin

Roger

$502

18

Thompson

Eric

$502

19

Jacobs

Rodney

$403

20

Stanton

Kirk

$403

21

Tuck

Timothy

$403

22

Griffin

George

$403

23

Nair

Bobby

$403

24

Gauthier

Dale

$403

25

Spyers

Michael

$403

26

Eoff

Stephen

$403

27

Peck

Austin

$403

28

Harris

Richard

$336

29

Trotter

Robert

$336

30

Morgan

Charles

$336

31

Kornuth

Chance

$336

32

Menschik

Charles

$336

33

Cornelius

Julie Ann

$336

34

Henson

Raymond

$336

35

Zimmer

Shawn

$336

36

Hopper

John

$336

 

Cards were in the air at 4 p.m. for the $160 NLHE Main Event Turbo Satellite, which sported a 5-seat guarantee. A total of 38 players entered, resulting in 7 seats being awarded.

At 7 p.m., chips were flying for the $200 NLHE $50 Bounty Hunt tournament. 101 players entered by the time registration closed, creating a prize pool of $10,605 after the rebuy period ended. Based on the number of players entered, 12 would be paid, with $3,181 and 2K New Orleans PKG going to first. In the end, it was Tulsa regular John Heckenkamp who took the top prize, with RG pro Jonathan Gaviao taking second.

Official $200 NLHE $50 Bounty Hunt results:

 Place

Last Name

First Name

Prize

1

Heckenkamp

John

$3,181

2

Gaviao

Jonathan

$1,935

3

Tang

Robert

$1,273

4

Beaty

Michael

$901

5

Halford

James

$663

6

Clore

Stephen

$546

7

Shirkey

Robert

$477

8

Brown

Karen

$440

9

Greathouse

Richard

$361

10

Tesfalidet

Mesgana

$276

11

Largo

Ted

$276

12

Spriggs

Rodney

$276


There is still more action on the agenda through Sunday. Today's lineup includes the $40 All-In or Fold with $20 Rebuys Satellite at noon, the $160 NLHE Turbo Satellite with 5 seats guaranteed at 4 p.m., and at 7 p.m. the first flight of the $675 RG Main Event gets underway. Come join us at the Downstream Casino Resort for all the action and get on the Road to the RunGood Cup!

RunGood Poker Series at Downstream Day 1 Recap

The RunGood Poker Series makes its final stop on the road to the RunGood Cup at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma this week. We’ll be awarding eleven $2,000 Blaycation prize packages which include the buy-in to the RunGood Cup Championship Event at Harrah’s New Orleans, hotel accommodations, VIP tickets to private RG Cup events, and travel cash to get you to the Big Easy.

Day 1 kicked off with two starting flights in the $180 NLHE Deepstack event, sporting a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool. A total of 320 players entered the event, obliterating the guarantee with a prize pool of $44,800, to which we’ve added a $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation prize package which will be awarded to our first place finisher.  When play ended at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, just 60 players remained. 

Roger Laughlin emerged as the chip leader during the first flight with 151,000 chips. RG pro Chance Kornuth, who is making his first appearance at a RunGood Poker Series, topped that (albeit on his second bullet) by nearly 100,000 chips—finishing the day with a stack of 249,000. The 60 remaining players from both flights will combine for Day 2 at noon on Thursday and play down to a winner.

Chance Kornuth (far right); also pictured: Eric Thompson (left) and Ross Bybee (second from left).

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

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

HOMETOWN

CHIP COUNT

TABLE

SEAT

Kornuth

Chance

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

        249,000

18

6

Schroeder

Allyn

Springfield, MO

        205,000

15

6

Baker

Amanda

San Diego, CA

        161,500

18

5

Strong

Shawn

Billings, MO

        161,000

15

1

Morgan

Charles

Joplin, MO

        152,500

22

5

Laughlin

Roger

Goodman, MO

        151,000

18

1

Eoff

Steve

Nixa, MO

        134,500

17

4

Long

Caleb

Siloam Springs, AR

        129,000

17

3

Murfin

Randy

Ozark, MO

        123,000

20

4

Dorothy

Patrick

VanBuren, AR

        114,000

20

2

Whitson

Matthew

Bella Vista, AR

        113,000

22

9

Stanton

Kirk

Boliver, MO

        110,000

22

8

Wait

Dale O.

Springfield, MO

        109,000

18

9

Robbins

Rick

Tulsa, OK

        104,500

19

9

Gauthier

Dale

Fort Scott, KS

        102,000

17

8

Wu

Li

Webb City, MO

          99,000

15

5

Thompson

Eric

Tulsa, OK

          95,000

18

8

Tuck

Tim

Langley, OK

          91,500

19

6

Kennedy

Mike

Joplin, MO

          86,500

22

7

Cashion

Tim

Weir, KS

          85,500

18

4

Gaviao

Jonathan

Lewisville, TX

          85,500

20

3

Jones

Jerry

Bentonville, AR

          82,000

16

6

Burd

James

Carthage, MO

          80,000

20

1

Dodson

Joe

Purdy, MO

          78,500

18

3

Harris

Richard

Fayetteville, AR

          77,000

19

1

Wittum

Timothy

Neodesha, KS

          76,500

22

3

Spriggs

Rodney

Joplin, MO

          76,000

22

6

Jacobs

Rod

Ozark, MO

          74,000

22

1

Peck

Austin

Allen, TX

          73,500

19

5

Martinez

Armando

Bella Vista, AR

          73,000

19

4

Wilkins

Curtis

Joplin, MO

          72,000

18

7

Pruitt

Jonathan

Springdale, AR

          70,000

15

7

Baggett

Kenny

Rogers, AR

          68,500

16

4

Hopp

Eldon

Springfield, MO

          67,000

16

7

Goddard

Kenneth

Springfield, MO

          65,500

20

5

Zimmer

Shawn

Fayetteville, AR

          63,500

17

5

Keil

David

Rogers, AR

          63,000

16

9

Martin

John

Pittsburg, KS

          62,500

20

9

Trotter

Robert

Lebanon, MO

          61,500

15

2

Menschik

Chuck

Mnt. Home, AR

          61,500

17

6

Box

David

Joplin, MO

          59,000

22

2

Hopper

John

Pawauska, OK

          57,000

22

4

Griffin

Mike

Springfield, MO

          52,500

16

2

McComas

Rich

Portland, OR

          52,500

19

7

Spyers

Mike

Kansas City, MO

          49,500

15

9

Brenn

Douglas

Lawrence, KS

          49,000

15

8

Cornelius

Julie Anna

Rockville, MD

          46,500

16

3

Nair

Bobby

Welch, OK

          44,500

17

2

Williams-Caudle

Lauren

Canyon, TX

          44,000

20

8

Newport

Michael

Tulsa, OK

          43,000

18

2

Blanken

John

Pittsburg, KS

          42,500

20

7

Henson

Ray

Spring, TX

          36,500

15

3

Carter

Jeffery

Tulsa, OK

          32,000

15

4

Arnold

Harold

Carl Junction, MO

          32,000

20

6

James

Shane

Kansas City, MO

          31,000

16

8

Johnson

Jimmy

Ava, MO

          30,000

16

1

Dodson

Paul "Dick"

 

          27,500

17

1

Bright

Kelly

Springdale, AR

          25,000

17

7

Butrus

John

Dallas, TX

          24,500

19

8

Bratti

Glenn

Springdale, AR

            9,500

19

2

 

A total of 36 places will be paid, with $10,305 and 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 scheduled for Thursday are the $160 RG Main Event Turbo Satellite at 4 p.m., which has a 5-seat guarantee. At 7 p.m. the $200 RG $50 Bounty Hunt is back, which also has a $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation Prize Package added to first place.

Join us at Downstream Casino Resort and get on the road to the RunGood Cup!