RGPS Global Championship Cruise: Lauren Bunch Leads 14 From Day 1b

Lauren Bunch

The final 14 players are finished with Day 1b and Lauren Bunch leads the way with 138,300. Bunch started earlier today at a table filled with fellow Run Good regulars and when she eventually moved, managed to run up the top stack for the day.

She flopped a straight and held against Sture Busch, who couldn't make his flush draw. She then flopped top set against John Heckenkamp who flopped bottom two pair. Both players made a full house and Heckenkamp was left short and would eventually bust to Patty Molina, who bagged 42,700.

There were quite a few familiar faces in today's field and many of them moved on from the field of 59 to Day 2. Cash Carpenter actually bagged for the second time and will now take his 125,000 forward to Day 2 over the 30,500 that he bagged for Day 1a.

Julie Cornelius (117,100), Grant Hinkle (68,500), Blair Hinkle (80,400), and D.J. Alexander (103,000) all moved on and will join the 12 remaining Day 1a players on Friday.

Dan "Wretchy" Martin, John Heckenkamp, Clint Tolbert, and Derrick Contreras all failed to make Day 2, but might be in the field Friday at 10 a.m. for Day 1c, the final starting flight for the RGPS Global Championship Cruise.

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Here are the end of Day 1b Chip Counts:

 Lauren Bunch - 138,300 Cash Carpenter - 125,000
Todd Gross - 124,500 Jules Cornelius - 117,100
Brandon Butler - 113,600 D.J. Alexander - 103,000
Blair Hinkle - 80,400 Tim Krisher - 77,400
Grant Hinkle - 68,500 Roger Linnemann - 66,600
Anne Busch - 57,200 Patty Molina - 42,700
Nick Peperone - 33,100 Adam Sahyouni - 32,200


The RunGood Team adds new ambassadors for remaining 2015 season.

RunGood Poker clothing company and tour welcomes Mina Greco and Julie Anna Cornelius for remaining stops at Downstream Casino Nov. 4 – 8 and Harrah’s New Orleans Dec. 10 – 13.

Tulsa, OK: As the Road to the RunGood Cup themed 2015 Fall Season for the RunGood Poker Series rounds the corner, Poker Pros Mina Greco and Julie Anna Cornelius will be joining the company’s roster for the tour’s last stop and championship event. Both have begun to forge a name for themselves in the game through tournament poker. Recently, Mina has collected roughly over $175,000 in tournament earnings for 2015, with a big chunk coming from her recent TV Final Table appearance at the Inaugural WPT Choctaw Main Event. Julie has won over $85,000 in recorded tournament cashes and has become an established grinder on the World Series of Poker Circuit for the past three years.

“The RunGood Team and I could not be more thrilled to have these two join us for our 2015 season! Both bring positivity to any table they sit at that is refreshing and very much welcomed in a game filled with highs and lows.” – Justin Gardenhire, Team RunGood Captain.

Despite her 2015 breakout year, Mina’s interest in the game of poker has always been part of her life. “I'm a twin and come from a large Italian family. As a kid the family would gather together and play cards, that's where the interest began. I prefer to play poker sporadically rather than on a daily basis; helps relax the mind. During my down time I enjoy the simple life and surround myself around positive people, it keeps me grounded.” –Mina Greco. She currently resides in Houston, TX with plans on taking down the Inaugural RunGood Cup Championship December 10th – 13th at Harrah’s New Orleans.

Julie, also known as the Emoji Queen in the Poker Twitterverse, found her passion in poker after experiencing a remarkable set of occupations. “I worked at the White House, the American Embassy in London, and was also a chef and flight attendant on private planes for six years. All of these life experiences and adventures somehow led me to find my true passion in life, poker.” – Julie Anna Cornelius. She is a California girl at heart but has recently made her home in Chicago, Illinois. She will be joining the RunGood Team at Downstream Casino November 4th – 8th for the last stop before the championship.

About RunGood is poker’s premier online-store for apparel. Their mission is to provide poker players with stylish and comfortable clothing for their daily grind on and off the felt. went live during the 2012 World Series of Poker and was featured at the WSOP Main Event Final Table through Poker Pro Rob Salaburu. continued its WSOP presence with Jay Farber’s finish in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, and on the fan rail of Jorryt Van Hoof, William Tonking, and Dan Sindelar during the 2014 WSOP Main Event. In 2014, RunGoodGear launched the RunGood Poker Series with great success. ALL IN Magazine has recently signed on to be the Official Magazine Sponsor of the RunGood Poker Series in 2015 while PokerNews has been the official Live Reporting Team for the series since 2014.