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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 TULSA Main Event (Day 2): CONGRATULATIONS TO RGPS MAIN EVENT WINNER JERRY MOORE ($38,417)

Level 26 (30000/60000/60000)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,566,667

When three-handed play began, Jerry Moore held 3,420,000 chips; Kiran Suram held 2,760,000 chips; and Louie Huynh held 1,520,000. The three players began discussing a chop as they played a few hands, and ultimately reached an agreement that awarded Moore $38,417 and the title of RGPS Main Event Champion.

The Omaha, Nebraska resident is a former flooring and remodeling contractor who used his experience and expertise to go into the house-flipping business. Moore left that behind just shy of a decade ago to pursue a career as a professional poker player and he hasn't looked back. Asked what he'll do with his winnings, his first answer was, "Nothing," but later clarified that it would be added to his poker bankroll to play more events, including the final RGPS fall stop in December.

The chop agreement will see second-place and $36,917 go to Kiran Suram, while Louie Huynh receives $32,417. Moore collected the championship belt buckle for himself but elected to gift the cowboy boots from Boot Factory Outlet to Suram.

Congratulations Jerry, Kiran, and Louie on an excellent run!

RunGood would like to thank all of the players and staff at the Hard Rock for making the RGPS Old West such an exciting and fun-filled week! We broke attendance records in multiple events and paid out record prizes as a result. We couldn't do it without you!

The next and final stop on the RGPS Old West tour is Downstream Casino in Joplin, Missouri, from December 4th-9th. We hope to see you there!

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 2): WILLIAM MCCRACKEN ELIMINATED IN 4TH PLACE ($15,131)

Level 26 (30000/60000/60000)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 3
Chip Average: 2,566,667

William McCracken (pictured) went from 1,150,000 chips to eliminated in the space of three hands. In the first, McCracken shoved on the button and Kiran Suram called from the small blind to put himself at risk.

McCracken - Q♥J♥
Suram - A♠9♣

The flop came A♦7♥5♣, cementing Suram's lead in the hand. McCracken would need running hearts, running pairs, or running straight cards to avoid being crippled. The turn brought a flush draw when the 3♥ hit the felt.

But the Q♦ on the river was not enough and McCracken fell to 200,000 chips.

McCracken folded a hand and then called all-in for less in the big blind against Kiran Suram's open shove from under-the gun.

Suram - 5♦5♣
McCracken - Q♦J♠

The flop came 9♦8♥6♥, giving McCracken 10 outs to come from behind, but the turn and river blanked with the 2♣ and 3♣, respectively.

McCracken exits the tournament in 4th place and collects $15,131 for his performance.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 2): UPDATED CHIP COUNTS

Level 25 (25000/50000/50000)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 1,925,000

Still four-handed, here are the current chip counts

Seat Name Chip count
4 William McCracken      1,495,000
5 Kiran Suram      1,145,000
6 Louie Huynh      1,240,000
8 Jerry Moore      3,380,000

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 2): MIKE WHITE ELIMINATED IN 5TH PLACE ($11,435)

Level 25 (25000/50000/50000)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 4
Chip Average: 1,925,000

Mike White moves all in from under-the-gun and William McCracken re-shoves for close to 600,000. Everyone else folds and the hands are turned up.

White - 7♥7♦
McCracken - A♥8♥

An eight is in the window as the flop comes K♦Q♠8♦, and White stands up. Neither the turn or river bring help to White when the board completes with 3♣9♥.

White nursed his short stack for nearly four hours from what looked like a guaranteed 10th-place finish to go out 5th for a payday of $11,435.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 2): BLAIR HINKLE ELIMINATED IN 6TH PLACE ($8,894)

Level 25 (25000/50000/50000)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 5
Chip Average: 1,540,000

Blair Hinkle (pictured) moves all in from early position for 585,000 and Jerry Moore calls from the big blind.

Hinkle - K♠9♠
Moore - A♥A♣

Hinkle runs into aces and must come from behind to go any further in the Main Event. The flop brings some hope when it comes J♠8♠2♥, giving Hinkle a flush draw. The K♣ on the turn increases the sweat as now Hinkle can catch a king or a nine in addition to a spade to win the hand.

The river brings the 7♣, taking all the wind out of Hinkle's sails. The RG Pro goes out in 6th place and will take home $8,894 in cash.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 2): PETER PHAN ELIMINATED IN 7TH PLACE ($7,392)

Level 25 (25000/50000/50000)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 6
Chip Average: 1,283,333

Peter Phan (pictured) moves all in for his last 232,000 and Louie Huynh calls to put Phan at risk.

Phan - J♠T♠
Huynh - A♠6♣

Niether player improves as the board runs out 8♣8♦2♦4♠K♣, and Huynh's ace-high wins the pot.

Phan goes out in 6th place and will receive $7,392 for his efforts in the Main Event.

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