February 09, 2019

Posted in Poker After Dark, Tom Hudson

Tom Hudson is Just Getting Started

Tom Hudson took some time off to build an empire. Or at least build a life for him and his fiance that didn't require him to fly back an forth from Vegas to Iowa.

Hudson was born in Iowa and was primarily a cash Pot Limit Omaha player who was flying back and forth to visit his fiance, Tanja. Hudson says he saw the gold mine that was the e-cigarette business and wanted to stop smoking. He moved back and started 515 Vape and Disc Golf and hasn't looked back.

He's just now getting into tournament poker and says he's in the first week of a three-week stretch. He says he'd like to play against Phil Hellmuth just to razz him, Daniel Negreanu, and Tom Dwan.

Dan Dykehouse Is Looking for His Shot on Poker After Dark

Dan Dykehouse is in the field, hailing from Sioux Falls, he travels to play several events a year at the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs.

He says it's a great room with a great staff and thinks it would be exciting to be on Poker After Dark. If he final tables this Main Event, he will be one step closer to the PAD stage, earning his spot in the RGPS Showbound satellite.

He works as a general manager and when he was asked how long he's been playing poker, he responded with a bit of a sigh.

He's made it this far through the field as the break approaches, with four more levels to play before the players bag for the night.


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.


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.


  • 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.” 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


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