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WIN YOUR WAY ONTO POKER AFTER DARK

Today, Poker Central announced a partnership with the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) to co-brand its 2019 season tour with streaming service PokerGO. “Showbound Powered by PokerGO” will encourage tournament participants at all tour stops to dress to impress and walk the crimson carpet on their way to the poker table.

WIN YOUR WAY ONTO POKER AFTER DARK

Throughout the 2019 RGPS Showbound season, tournament participants will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play on an upcoming episode of the legendary series “Poker After Dark.” Preliminary event winners and players who reach the final table of main events will receive a reserved seat in a freeroll satellite at the Hard Rock Tulsa for two $5,000 Sit & Go seats and the high roller experience of a lifetime at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

2019 RUNGOOD POKER SERIES SHOWBOUND STOPS

  • February 5-10 – Council Bluffs, IA
  • February 19-24 – Joplin, MO
  • March 5-10 Tunica, MS
  • March 26-31 – Bossier City, LA
  • April 23-28 – Kansas City, MO
  • April 30-May 5 – Tulsa, OK

“The RunGood Poker Series is famous for fun, and this ‘Showbound’ tour will be no exception with even more prizes at stake,” said Sam Simmons, president of Poker Central. “We’re pleased to welcome winners to the PokerGO Studio to compete on ‘Poker After Dark’ and test their skills where the lights shine brightest.”

RunGoodGear.com President and RunGood Poker Series owner Tana Karn added his excitement to this new partnership.

“As a kid, I would always daydream about being able to compete in front of thousands of people. With the partnership of PokerGO and the RunGood Poker Series we get to make that dream come true for two individuals on one of poker’s most beloved shows. We can’t wait to roll out the red carpet and have the world tune in for a spectacular season.”

Detailed schedules for each stop on the tour will be announced at a later time. The satellite winners will receive red carpet treatment with travel expenses to Las Vegas, a behind-the-scenes look at the PokerGO Studios, meet and greets with some of poker’s biggest celebrities, and a chance to compete with the most popular poker players in the game. Further details are available at http://www.rungoodpokerseries.com.

BE SURE TO USE CODE “RUNGOOD” for $20 OFF A POKERGO ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION.

Haven’t experienced “POKER AFTER DARK” before? Download the POKERGO App today and sign up for some of the best poker content in the world. The app is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. It delivers over 100 days of live poker on an annual basis alongside a video-on-demand library that features original series and classic poker programming. Streaming and televised tournaments include its owned tournaments, such as Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and U.S. Poker Open, along with The World Series of Poker, ARIA High Roller Series, and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and www.pokergo.com.

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): CONGRATULATIONS TO RGPS MAIN EVENT WINNER SIMON WEBSTER ($44,391)

Level 25 (25000/50000/50000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 1
Chip Average: 7,720,000

The surprising thing about McKenney, Texas, resident Simon Webster winning the RGPS Downstream Main Event isn't that he won it. He's had 29 cashes this year for $178,735, including 10 final tables and one championship. It's that he overcame an 7½-to-1 chip disadvantage take the whole thing down.

When heads-up play began between Webster and second-place finisher Daniel Lowery ($27,406), Webster held 915,000 chips to Lowery's 6,805,000. Webster won a couple small pots and then received a full double up in a key hand when Webster hit a set on the turn.

The blinds were 20,000/40,000, and with the board reading Q♠T8♣2, Lowery bet 80,000 and Webster called. The river paired the board with the 8♠. Lowery checked and Webster shoved all-in for 900,000. Lowery quickly called and Webster tabled 22♣ for runner-runner full house. After the hand, Webster held 2,125,000 chips.

Half an hour later, Webster again doubled when both players picked up big aces. Lowery raised on the button to 150,000 and Webster three-bet to 475,000. Lowery considered for a few seconds and then announced, "All in." Webster immediately called. Webster turned over A♣K♠, dominating Lowery's A♠J. The flop came 9♠55♣, opening up the possibility of a chopped pot. The turn added the A to the board. With a jack, Lowery would take the title, with anything else, Webster would assume the chip lead. The 3 completed the board and Lowery shipped 2,285,000 chips over to Webster.

In the final hand of the match, with the blinds at 25,000/50,000, Lowery called on the button and Webster checked his option. The flop came J♣8♣6. Webster led out for 75,000 and Lowery quickly raised to 200,000. Webster called and the dealer added the 4 to the board. Webster checked and Lowery moved all-in. Webster snap-called, saying, "I call, I have the nuts," showing 75 for the nut straight with a straight-flush redraw.

"Do you really?" Lowery asked, turning over 6♠5 for a pair and a gutshot. Lowery could only chop the pot, but the 2♠ came on the river and it was all over. Webster had taken down the championship and its $44,391 top prize.

Congratulations, Simon, for your epic run in the Main Event!

This tournament marks the conclusion of the RGPS Old West tour. RunGood would like to thank all of the players and staff at Downstream for making the RGPS such an exciting and fun-filled week! We broke the attendance record for the main event and paid out record prizes as a result. We couldn't do it without you!

The RGPS spring season schedule will be announced next week. We can hardly wait to tell you what's in store.

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): WEBSTER DOUBLES AGAIN

Level 24 (20000/40000/40000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,860,000

Dan Lowery raises on the button to 150,000 and Simon Webster three-bets to 475,000. Lowery considers for a few seconds and then announces, "All in." Webster immediately calls and the hands are turned up.

Webster - A♣K♠
Lowery - A♠J♦

Webster has Lowery dominated but must hold or be eliminated in second place. The flop comes 9♠5♦5♣, opening up the possibility of a chopped pot. The turn brings the A♥ on the turn. With a jack, Lowery takes the title, with anything else, Webster takes the chip lead.

The 3♥ completes the board and Lowery ships 2,285,000 chips over to Webster.

Simon Webster - 4,570,000
Daniel Lowery - 3,150,000

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): WEBSTER DOUBLES UP

Level 24 (20000/40000/40000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,860,000

We missed the early action, but shortly after Gary Kuykendall was eliminated, we arrive at the table on the turn with the board reading Q♠T♦8♣2♦. Dan Lowery bets 80,000 and Simon Webster (pictured) goes into the tank, at various points looking like he might raise, but ultimately he decides to call.

The river pairs the board with the 8♠. Lowery checks and Webster goes all in for 900,000. Lowery quickly calls. Webster tables 2♥2♣ for runner-runner full house and Lowery mucks.

Simon Webster - 2,125,000
Daniel Lowery - 5,595,000

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): GARY KUYKENDALL ELIMINATED IN 3RD PLACE ($18,238)

Level 24 (20000/40000/40000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,860,000

Short-stacked Gary Kuykendall found a hand to push with, but Danield Lowery woke up with better. Kuykendall shoved from the button and Lowery called from the big blind.

Kuykendall - K♦9♦
Lowery - K♣Q♦

The board ran out dry for both players, A♠5♠4♠4♦7♣, and Lowery's queen kicker was enough to eliminate Kuykendall in 3rd place for $18,238.

Daniel Lowery - 6,805,000
Gary Kuykendall - Eliminated

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): LOWERY IN COMMAND

Level 24 (20000/40000/40000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,573,333

With over two-thirds of the chips in play, Dan Lowery (pictured) is using his stack to take small uncontested pots and pot control when he has showdown value to slowly chip away at his opponents' stacks. Gary Kuykendall has now fallen to 790,000 while Simon Webster has 1,240,000. Both are eclipsed by Lowery's stack of 5,690,000.

RG DOWNSTREAM Main Event (Day 2): BACK IN ACTION

Level 24 (20000/40000/40000)
Total Entries: 386
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,573,333

The cards are back in the air with the blinds up to 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante.

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