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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.

Dennis Thurman WINS RUNGOOD TUNICA MAIN EVENT FOR $61,640

Level 27 (50,000/100,000/100,000)
Total Entrants: 536
Players Remaining: 1
Average Stack: 10,720,000

The first stop of the RunGood Old West tour hit Tunica and brought out the second-largest field in RG Main Event history. 536 entrants created a prize pool of $268,000. Two days of poker later, Dennis Thurman walked away with the first-place prize of $61,640 along with the cowboy boots and custom RGPS belt buckle. 

Thurman hails from Missouri and carries plenty of poker experience from his days playing poker on the East Coast. In his first RG Main Event, Thurman topped a tough field and RunGood's Dan Lowery heads up to win the title. 

At the start of Day 2, Thurman opened play with 51,000 but quickly spun his way up into contention. Thurman entered the final table in the middle of the pack and stayed out of Lowery's way while he eliminated player after player. 

Heads up play started with Lowery holding a 3-1 advantage but Thurman quickly made his move. Thurman doubled up at the start of heads up play and chipped up from there. Play went back and forth until Lowery had Thurman at risk again. 

Lowery held 77 against Thurman's 55♠ and Thurman flopped a set to take the lead.

A few hands later, Thurman closed out the match when he flopped a king with K6♣ against Lowery's A♣A♠, all the chips went in, and the Kturn locked up the title for Thurman.

This tournament marks the conclusion of the RGPS Old West in Tunica. On behalf of RunGood, thank you to all of the Horseshoe tournament staff, ambassadors, and players for a great series. We'll see you next on the RunGood Series in Kansas City from September 17-22. 

Full final table results are below. 

  1. Dennis Thurman - $61,640
  2. Dan Lowery - $37,520
  3. Adam Wandler - $24,924
  4. Marshall Bailey - $17,420
  5. David Newman - $12,908
  6. Ryan Enis - $10,050
  7. Jared Ingles - $8,174
  8. Grant Hart - $6,700
  9. Michael Pelt - $5,360
  10. Robert Shuptrine - $4,368

RG Tunica Main Event (Day 2): Dan Lowery Eliminated 2nd ($37,520), Dennis Thurman Wins!

Level 27 (50,000/100,000/100,000)
Total Entrants: 536
Players Remaining: 1
Average Stack: 10,720,000

Dan Lowery (pictured) had Dennis Thurman on the ropes a few more times but as he did every time, Thurman escaped elimination and scored the victory. 

Thurman shoved the button for 1,835,000 with K♣3♠ and Lowery called with Q♠4♠. The Q7♣4 flop was perfect for Lowery but the K turn gave Thurman life. The 3 river gave him a better two pair and the pot.

 
Thurman chipped up into the lead and then laid another bad beat on Lowery to lock up the title.

Lowery limped and Thurman checked behind. Thurman bet 200,000 on the K♠105 flop and Lowery raised to 500,000 which led Thurman to shove for 4,250,000. Lowery called with A♣A♠ and Thurman's K6♣ was second-best until the K turn gave him the lead. Lowery shook his head and the 8 completed the board.

Thurman clinches the title and $61,640 first-place prize. A winner's recap will be posted shortly. 

RG Tunica Main Event (Day 2): Back and Forth They Go

Level 27 (50,000/100,000/100,000)
Total Entrants: 536
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 5,360,000

Dan Lowery and Dennis Thurman are far from done in their heads up battle. The two traded all-in wins and are near even. 

Thurman raised to 375,000 and Lowery called to the 6♣5♣2 flop. Lowery checked and Thurman bet 500,000 which Lowery called. The 9♠ turn was checked by Lowery and Thurman moved all-in for 4,100,000. Lowery debated and called with 63, needing to hit against Thurman's 55. The river missed Lowery and Thurman doubled.

Lowery raised the button and Thurman called to the Q♠106♠ flop. Thurman led for 500,000 and Lowery moved all-in for 1,695,000. Thurman called with 10♠2 for top pair and Lowery's J♠8♠ draw had plenty of outs. The 3♠ turn locked him up the pot and the double.

Lowery took the lead soon after with another all-in. Thurman raised the button to 400,000 and Lowery called to the 643♠ flop. Lowery checked, Thurman bet 500,000 and Lowery jammed for 3,500,000 total. Thurman called with A♣4♣ and led the 53 of Lowery. The 3♠ turn gave Lowery trips and he doubled up.

Lowery had a chance to close out the match but Thurman's luck wasn't done yet. Thurman moved all-in for 2,245,000 with 55♠ and Lowery called with 77. The A♠Q♠5 flop struck gold for Thurman and his set won the pot by the river.

Dan Lowery - 5,250,000
Dennis Thurman - 5,470,000

RG Tunica Main Event (Day 2): Dan Lowery Doubles Back Into Contention

Level 26 (40,000/80,000/80,000)
Total Entrants: 536
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 5,360,000

Dan Lowery ain't dead yet. The RG pro is close to 4 million after catching a key double against Dennis Thurman. 

On a flop of 9♣8♣6, all of Lowery's 1,910,000 chips went into the middle with Lowery holding 10♣7 against the 9♠7♠ of Thurman. Lowery flopped the nuts and faded a chop to double up.

Thurman leads with the blinds ready to go up in 15 minutes. 

Dennis Thurman - 6,610,000
Dan Lowery - 4,110,000 

RG Tunica Main Event (Day 2): Dennis Thurman Leaves Dan Lowery on Fumes

Level 25 (30,000/60,000/60,000)
Total Entrants: 536
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 5,360,000

Dennis Thurman is the chip leader again at the final table with Dan Lowery having a long road in front of him to come back. 

Thurman check-raised all-in on 995♠ flop from 300,000 to 2,300,000 effective and Lowery called off with 54. The J♣J♠ of Thurman held a strong advantage and Lowery didn't catch a five to bust his opponent.

On an A♣6♣2♠ flop, Thurman checked, Lowery bet, and Thurman called.

Both players checked the J♣ turn and Thurman patted the 7♠ river. Lowery bet 1,080,000 and Thurman moved all-in for 5,260,000 total. A huge cooler was on Lowery when he called with Q♣4♣ only to see Thurman roll over the nuts K♣2♣.

Lowery was down to 340,000 but doubled up twice to give himself a shot with the blinds up. 

Dennis Thurman - 9,100,000
Dan Lowery - 1,620,000

RG Tunica Main Event (Day 2): Dan Lowery Doubles Back Into The Lead

Level 25 (30,000/60,000/60,000)
Total Entrants: 536
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 5,360,000

Heads up play now favors Dan Lowery once again after he doubled through Dennis Thurman without having to sweat. 

Thurman bet 225,000 on a A♥Q10 flop and Lowery raised to 500,000. Thurman called and he checked the 6♠ turn. Lowery wagered 550,000 and Thurman put him all-in for 3,600,000 total.

Lowery double-checked his cards and called with KJ for the stone nuts. Thurman's A♣5♠ was drawing dead and Lowery won the pot to retake the lead.

Dan Lowery - 7,650,000
Dennis Thurman - 3,070,000
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