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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.

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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 BOSSIER CITY MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): SERIES RECAP

RunGood's second trip to Bossier City was another roaring success, awarding over $254,700 in cash and prizes during the six-day series. The weekend wrapped up with Gary Burks (pictured) taking down the Main Event and $41,519. The Gladewater, Texas, resident conquered a tough field of 378 entrants to take home the first place prize, a pair of boots from Boot Factory Outlet, and a custom belt buckle from Montana Silversmiths. 

Burks made Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack event on Wednesday, but went out short of the money. For the $575 Main Event, Burks was determined to improve on his results. He came into Day 2 in the middle of the pack with 102,000 chips, but weathered the good and the bad to arrive at the final table with a below-average stack of 555,000.

When heads-up play began, his opponent Pej Preemo held 5,400,000 chips to Burks’s 2,160,000. Burks went on a heater, turning a bigger boat than Preemo’s, and later flopping a boat and trapping his opponent into another all-in confrontation for nearly back-to-back double-ups.

When the last hand of the night began, Burks held 5,370,000 to Preemo’s 2,190,000. In the early going of Level 28, with the blinds at 50,000/100,000, the players started discussing a chop, when Gary Burks interrupted the conversation by saying, "I'll tell you what, let's play this one--I haven't looked yet. Let's play this one and then we'll talk about it."

Preemo then looked at his hole cards, acting first from the button, and called the 100,000 big blind. Burks looked at his hole cards and announced he was all-in.

Preemo is incredulous. He stands up and says, "I can't fold this," and calls.

Pej Preemo - 7♦7♣
Gary Burks - Q♠J♥

The crowd gathers around to watch as the board is dealt. It's bad for the pocket sevens right from the flop, as it runs out J♣8♦4♦A♠J♠.

"That's the one I won the ring with," says Burks, recalling his 2011 Bossier City WSOPC win in the $345 NLHE Turbo event.

When asked what he plans to do next, the 42-year veteran of the oil industry says he’ll probably just put it in the bank and go back to business as usual. “Although, I might buy a new tractor for the farm or a new bow. Bow season is about to start,” he says.

This tournament marks the conclusion of the RGPS in Bossier City. On behalf of RunGood, thank you to all of the Horseshoe tournament staff, ambassadors, and players for another great series!

The next stop on the Old West RunGood Poker Series is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the Horseshoe from October 9-14.  

 Final Table Results:

  1. Gary Burks $41,519
  2. Pejman Niyati $25,704
  3. Mark Burford $18,768
  4. Bobby Fuentes $13,948
  5. Dustin Stewart $10,508
  6. Vito Distefano $8,051
  7. Randi Stott $6,256
  8. Mohannad Nammari $4,914
  9. Natalie Schorr $3,931
  10. Johnathan Rabideau $3,175

 

$575 RG Main Event - 378 entries,  first place prize of $41,519. Winner – Gary Burks

$135 RunGood Pro Bounty - 186 entries, first place prize of $4,832. Winner – Trace Holder

$180 DeepStack - 340 entries, first place prize of $10,933. Winner – Andrew Dosser

RG BOSSIER CITY MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): CONGRATULATIONS TO RGPS MAIN EVENT WINNER GARY BURKS!

Level 28 (50000/100000/100000)
Total Entrants: 378
Players remaining: 1
Chip Average: 7,560,000

We have a winner! In the early going of Level 28, the players started discussing a chop, when Gary Burks (pictured) interrupted the conversation by saying, "I'll tell you what, let's play this one--I haven't looked yet. Let's play this one and then we'll talk about it."

Preemo then looked at his hole cards, acting first from the button, and called the 100,000 big blind. Burks looked at his hole cards and announced he was all-in.

Preemo is incredulous. He stands up and says, "I can't fold this," and calls.

Pej Preemo - 7♦7♣
Gary Burks - Q♠J♥

The crowd gathers around to watch as the board is dealt. It's bad for the pocket sevens right from the flop, as it runs out J♣8♦4♦A♠J♠.

"That's the one I won the ring with," says Burks, recalling his 2011 WSOPC win in the $345 NLHE Turbo event in Bossier City.

Burks takes home $41,519 in cash, the Boot Factory Outlet boots, the custom belt buck from Montana Silversmiths, and will have his name engraved on the RG Travelling Trophy.

For his second place finish, Pej Preemo receives $25,704.

Congratulations to both players on your performance in the tournament, and thank you for making the final table such an entertaining event.

RG BOSSIER CITY MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): BURKS DOUBLES UP AGAIN

Level 27 (40000/80000/80000)
Total Entrants: 378
Players remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,780,000

Pej Preemo calls on the button and Gary Burks raises to 230,000. Preemo calls and the dealer spreads a flop of Q♥Q♣9♦. Preemo checks and Burks continues for 150,000. Preemo calls and we go to the 6♣ turn.

Both players check the turn and the dealer completes the board with the 6♠ on the river. Burks checks it and Preemo goes into the tank. After a good minute, Preemo announces all-in.

Burks snap-calls and Preemo says, "You're good," before Burks can even turn over his cards, showing Q♠9♣ for a flopped full house.

Gary Burks - 5,370,000
Pej Preemo - 2,190,000

RG BOSSIER CITY MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): BURKS DOUBLES UP

Level 27 (40000/80000/80000)
Total Entrants: 378
Players remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,780,000

Pej Preemo limps on the button and Gary Burks checks his option. The flop comes Q♠8♥8♦. Burks checks and Preemo checks behind. The turn is the Q♦. Burks checks and Preemo bets 125,000.

Burks check-raises to 350,000. After a long tank, Preemo calls.  The river is the 5♥ and Burks checks it to Preemo, who moves all in. Burks snap-calls and shows Q♣3♥ for a full house.

Preemo shows 8♠6♣ for a lesser boat, and Burks gets a full double-up.

Gary Burks - 3,400,000
Pej Preemo - 4,160,000

RG BOSSIER CITY MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): BREAK TIME

Level 27 (40000/80000/80000)
Total Entrants: 378
Players remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,780,000

The players are enjoying a scheduled 15-minute break. When we come back, and as the action allows, we'll share with you two huge all-in confrontations that have flip-flopped the chip stacks.

Here are the current chip counts at the close of Level 27:

Pej Preemo - 2,190,000
Gary Burks - 5,370,000

RG BOSSIER CITY MAIN EVENT (DAY 2): VISIT OUR SPONSOR

Level 27 (40000/80000/80000)
Total Entrants: 378
Players remaining: 2
Chip Average: 3,780,000

The winner of the RG Main Event this weekend in Bossier City wins not only cash and honor but a brand new pair of cowboy boots courtesy of Boot Factory Outlet

All boots come custom-made to size specifications of the winner of every event this season on the RunGood Old West tour. 

Boot Factory Outlet offers an incredible selection of quality boots, helpful staff, and outstanding customer service. Win your pair this weekend or order online through the Boot Factory Outlet.

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