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Kyle Kinder Wins RGPS Downstream Showbound Main Event for $42,781

The RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Showbound $575 Main Event hosted by Downstream Casino Resort attracted 372 entrants over three Day 1 flights, a baker's dozen shy of the venue record. The total prize pool for the event came to $186,000, well above its $100,000 guarantee.

On Sunday, Kyle Kinder emerged victorious to capture a $42,781, his first documented tournament cash according to HendonMob. In addition, Kinder and the entire final table were extended invitations into the season-ending freeroll satellite at Hard Rock Tulsa for a pair of $5,000 Sit & Go seats to be on Poker After Dark, recorded in the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Kyle Kinder United States $42,781
2 Shane Fuller United States $26,412
3 Nic Petree United States $17,577
4 Lance Hendricks United States $12,183
5 Li Wu United States $9,207
6 Papa Karn United States $7,161
7 William McCracken United States $5,952
8 Matt Blackwell United States $4,929
9 Clyde Lorance United States $4,166
10 Norm Glueckert United States $3,181

 

Others to cash the Main Event were Kurt Haiss (13th - $2,399), James Traber (17th - $1,804), start-of-the-day chip leader Craig Dick (23rd - $1,488), Mike Marne (34th - $1,209), RGPS Council Bluffs champ Nick Burris (36th - $1,209), and Bill Sanders (44th - $1,023).

Final Table Action

Norm Glueckert was the first to fall after shoving with king-five suited and failing to get there against Nick Petree’s pocket jacks, and Clyde Lorance followed him out the door in ninth losing ace-queen to Matt Blackwell’s pocket queens.

Blackwell then hit the rail himself getting it in with pocket nines and losing a flip to Petree, who flopped an ace holding ace-queen. That proved to be a popular hand as Lance Hendricks used it to send William McCracken, who held king-nine in his final hand, out the door in seventh place for $5,952.

Papa Karn, the father of RGPS founder Tana Karn, took his leave after getting his short stack in with nines against Shane Fuller’s Big Slick, and Li Wu busted when his ten-eight suited fell to Fuller’s nine-seven.

It was at that point Kinder got his first final table knockout when Hendricks jammed with king-nine only to run it smack dab into the eventual champ’s ace-king. Kinder then used Big Slick to eliminated Petree, who had ace-eight, in third place for $17,577 before setting up a final two match against Fuller, which would last just six hands.

The former held a 2:1 chip lead, and it came to a head when Fuller three-bet jammed holding ace-queen and Fuller opted to call with king-four suited. One club on the flop and two more on the turn and river gave Kinder a flush, and Fuller was eliminated in second place for $26,412.

Preliminary Event Winners

Event Winner Prize
$135 Pro Bounty Mike Spyers $4,791
$180 Deepstack Shannan Roberts $11,658
$135 PLO Mania + Rebuys Justin Gardenhire $4,068
$165 NLH 6-Max Nic Petree $4,337
$165 Doublestack Turbo Hugh Bryan $1,152

 

The next RGPS stop will take place March 5-10 at Horseshoe Tunica, and once again the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture all the action.

RGPS Downstream Main Event Day 2 Redraw

This weekend's RGPS Showbound Main Event saw 372 players enter, with 67 returning at noon on Sunday to play down to a champion. 45 places will be paid with $42,781 going to first. The ten players who reach the final table will also be entered into a season-ending invite-only freeroll satellite at Hard Rock Tulsa for a pair of $5,000 Sit & Go seats to be on Poker After Dark in Las Vegas.

Craig Dick (pictured) comes into Day 2 with the chip lead with 309,000.

Below are the Day 2 seat assignments.

Sorted by Name:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
19 2 Bart Bogard            52,500
20 9 Bill Sanders            66,000
22 5 Brandon Rhodes            27,000
18 1 Chad Samuel            59,500
20 6 Clyde Lorance          184,500
15 2 Clyde Walters          102,000
18 8 Cory Aurentz          140,500
19 3 Craig Dick          309,000
21 6 D. Pfeifer            36,500
20 8 Daniel Lowery            48,500
19 8 Daniel Snowden          203,500
17 5 Danny Padilla            62,000
16 4 David Queen            82,000
15 4 Drew Kinder          121,500
22 1 Dustin Hill            32,500
17 9 Eric Kelly          194,000
16 1 Felix Kennedy          105,000
17 2 James Traber          174,000
18 7 Jason Darland            61,500
18 6 Jeff Tebben            92,000
19 9 Jesse Jones          200,000
19 5 Jim Indiveri            55,000
23 8 Joel Farris          140,000
17 7 Joey McCaig          212,500
16 3 Josh Friend            62,500
15 7 Jovan Sudar            54,500
22 9 Justin Brevik            61,000
15 5 Kory Harbour            97,000
23 6 Kurt Haiss          177,500
17 4 Kyle Chance          258,000
19 6 Kyle Kinder          133,000
19 1 Lance Hendricks          133,500
17 8 Li Wu          200,500
17 1 Mark Barrientos            78,000
21 3 Mark Van Keirsbilck          117,000
20 4 Matt Bond          181,500
23 9 Matt Donaldson            75,000
23 7 Matt Riffel          104,000
22 3 Matthew Blackwell            61,500
21 5 Michael Marne            55,000
19 7 Micheal Beatty          114,500
20 3 Mike Tang          117,500
18 2 Nic Petree          283,000
21 7 Nick Burris          108,000
18 3 Norm Glueckert          119,500
16 9 Papa Karn          110,500
22 6 Patrick Smith            88,500
16 2 Randall Friend          133,000
23 4 Randy Ritterbush          169,000
15 8 Roger Eggers            52,000
21 2 Roy Roberts            34,000
23 5 Sam Washburn            70,000
21 9 Shane Fuller          118,000
17 3 Shane Young          124,000
20 5 Shannon Scott          210,500
18 4 Shem Yusuf            43,000
17 6 Steve Eoff            36,000
20 2 Steve Pankey            63,500
21 4 Taylor Scott            50,000
22 2 Tim Black          150,000
16 8 Tim Heard            52,500
22 8 Tim Widowski          148,500
18 9 Travis Hiteshew            27,500
15 1 Trisha Wu            65,000
23 3 Vincent Ramirez          115,000
15 3 Vinodkumar Kumar            25,500
20 7 William McCracken          265,500

 

Sorted by Seat Assignment:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
15 1 Trisha Wu            65,000
15 2 Clyde Walters          102,000
15 3 Vinodkumar Kumar            25,500
15 4 Drew Kinder          121,500
15 5 Kory Harbour            97,000
15 7 Jovan Sudar            54,500
15 8 Roger Eggers            52,000
16 1 Felix Kennedy          105,000
16 2 Randall Friend          133,000
16 3 Josh Friend            62,500
16 4 David Queen            82,000
16 8 Tim Heard            52,500
16 9 Papa Karn          110,500
17 1 Mark Barrientos            78,000
17 2 James Traber          174,000
17 3 Shane Young          124,000
17 4 Kyle Chance          258,000
17 5 Danny Padilla            62,000
17 6 Steve Eoff            36,000
17 7 Joey McCaig          212,500
17 8 Li Wu          200,500
17 9 Eric Kelly          194,000
18 1 Chad Samuel            59,500
18 2 Nic Petree          283,000
18 3 Norm Glueckert          119,500
18 4 Shem Yusuf            43,000
18 6 Jeff Tebben            92,000
18 7 Jason Darland            61,500
18 8 Cory Aurentz          140,500
18 9 Travis Hiteshew            27,500
19 1 Lance Hendricks          133,500
19 2 Bart Bogard            52,500
19 3 Craig Dick          309,000
19 5 Jim Indiveri            55,000
19 6 Kyle Kinder          133,000
19 7 Micheal Beatty          114,500
19 8 Daniel Snowden          203,500
19 9 Jesse Jones          200,000
20 2 Steve Pankey            63,500
20 3 Mike Tang          117,500
20 4 Matt Bond          181,500
20 5 Shannon Scott          210,500
20 6 Clyde Lorance          184,500
20 7 William McCracken          265,500
20 8 Daniel Lowery            48,500
20 9 Bill Sanders            66,000
21 2 Roy Roberts            34,000
21 3 Mark Van Keirsbilck          117,000
21 4 Taylor Scott            50,000
21 5 Michael Marne            55,000
21 6 D. Pfeifer            36,500
21 7 Nick Burris          108,000
21 9 Shane Fuller          118,000
22 1 Dustin Hill            32,500
22 2 Tim Black          150,000
22 3 Matthew Blackwell            61,500
22 5 Brandon Rhodes            27,000
22 6 Patrick Smith            88,500
22 8 Tim Widowski          148,500
22 9 Justin Brevik            61,000
23 3 Vincent Ramirez          115,000
23 4 Randy Ritterbush          169,000
23 5 Sam Washburn            70,000
23 6 Kurt Haiss          177,500
23 7 Matt Riffel          104,000
23 8 Joel Farris          140,000
23 9 Matt Donaldson            75,000

 

Sorted by Chip Count:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
19 3 Craig Dick          309,000
18 2 Nic Petree          283,000
20 7 William McCracken          265,500
17 4 Kyle Chance          258,000
17 7 Joey McCaig          212,500
20 5 Shannon Scott          210,500
19 8 Daniel Snowden          203,500
17 8 Li Wu          200,500
19 9 Jesse Jones          200,000
17 9 Eric Kelly          194,000
20 6 Clyde Lorance          184,500
20 4 Matt Bond          181,500
23 6 Kurt Haiss          177,500
17 2 James Traber          174,000
23 4 Randy Ritterbush          169,000
22 2 Tim Black          150,000
22 8 Tim Widowski          148,500
18 8 Cory Aurentz          140,500
23 8 Joel Farris          140,000
19 1 Lance Hendricks          133,500
19 6 Kyle Kinder          133,000
16 2 Randall Friend          133,000
17 3 Shane Young          124,000
15 4 Drew Kinder          121,500
18 3 Norm Glueckert          119,500
21 9 Shane Fuller          118,000
20 3 Mike Tang          117,500
21 3 Mark Van Keirsbilck          117,000
23 3 Vincent Ramirez          115,000
19 7 Micheal Beatty          114,500
16 9 Papa Karn          110,500
21 7 Nick Burris          108,000
16 1 Felix Kennedy          105,000
23 7 Matt Riffel          104,000
15 2 Clyde Walters          102,000
15 5 Kory Harbour            97,000
18 6 Jeff Tebben            92,000
22 6 Patrick Smith            88,500
16 4 David Queen            82,000
17 1 Mark Barrientos            78,000
23 9 Matt Donaldson            75,000
23 5 Sam Washburn            70,000
20 9 Bill Sanders            66,000
15 1 Trisha Wu            65,000
20 2 Steve Pankey            63,500
16 3 Josh Friend            62,500
17 5 Danny Padilla            62,000
18 7 Jason Darland            61,500
22 3 Matthew Blackwell            61,500
22 9 Justin Brevik            61,000
18 1 Chad Samuel            59,500
19 5 Jim Indiveri            55,000
21 5 Michael Marne            55,000
15 7 Jovan Sudar            54,500
19 2 Bart Bogard            52,500
16 8 Tim Heard            52,500
15 8 Roger Eggers            52,000
21 4 Taylor Scott            50,000
20 8 Daniel Lowery            48,500
18 4 Shem Yusuf            43,000
21 6 D. Pfeifer            36,500
17 6 Steve Eoff            36,000
21 2 Roy Roberts            34,000
22 1 Dustin Hill            32,500
18 9 Travis Hiteshew            27,500
22 5 Brandon Rhodes            27,000
15 3 Vinodkumar Kumar            25,500

The final flight of the RGPS Showbound ME at Downstream is under way

The final flight of the RunGood Showbound Main Event at Downstream is under way in the Pavilion Event Center. Eric Kelly bagged up the chip lead in Flight B with 194,000 chips, but Craig Dick (pictured) still holds the overall chip lead after bagging 309,000 in Flight A.

Players entering Flight C of the $575 buy-in Main Event will start with 20,000 chips and must survive twelve 30-minute levels to reach Sunday's Day 2. Late registration and unlimited re-entry are available until the start of Level 9 (approximately 11:30 p.m.). A full structure sheet can be found here.

Tournament coverage of the event is being hosted by PokerNews. For all the action, updates, and chip counts, please follow this link.

The clock is running!

Flight A of the RGPS Showbound Main Event is underway in the Pavilion Event Center at Downstream Casino Resort. The RGPS last visited Downstream in December, where Simon Webster (pictured) overcame a venue-record field of 386--and a strong heads-up battle against RG Ambassador Daniel Lowery--to capture the Main Event trophy and $44,391.

Twelve 30-minute levels are all that stand between the players and a ticket to Day 2 on Sunday. Players begin with 20,000 chips and have an unlimited re-entry option and late registration open until the start of Level 9 (approximately 11:30 pm). A full structure sheet can be found here.

Full updates and chip counts are being posted to PokerNews for this tournament. Here on the RG blog, we will bring you limited coverage. For all the updates and chip counts, please follow this link.

RGPS Showbound Main Event @ Downstream Casino Resort begins at 7PM tonight!

The Run Good Poker Series Showbound Main Event tonight at 7 p.m.  The $575 buy-in event sports a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, with a freeroll invitation waiting for the players who make it to the final table (see below for details).

The first of three Day 1 flights opens at 7:00 p.m. and all entrants in this opening session have 12 30-minute levels to build their stacks and advance to Sunday's Day 2. Registered players begin with 20,000 chips and have an unlimited re-entry option and late registration open until the start of Level 9 (appx. 11:30 pm). A full structure sheet can be found here.

Flight B begins at noon on Saturday, with Flight C following that at 7:00 p.m. Players may also satellite into the Main Event, via a turbo satellite getting underway on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

We will be posting photos and stories from the event all weekend long right here and on the RunGood Facebook page, where you can find photos from throughout the week-long series. If you want to follow the action more closely, you can see all the updates and chip counts on PokerNews.

The Run Good Poker Series Showbound Satellite will take place at the season's final stop at the Tulsa Hard Rock. Each player who makes the final table of the RGPS Main Event will win a spot in the satellite and a chance to ....

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 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.”

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.

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.

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