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RunGood Ambassadors at the 50th Annual WSOP


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The 50th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event is in full sprint in Las Vegas, Nevada with RunGood Ambassador Bryan Campanello bagging up the Day 1A chip lead with 417,500. With nearly all of the RunGood team in Vegas competing for bracelets, we thought it might be fun to highlight a few.

Chris Conrad - Twitter: @fsuconrad

Chris Conrad made the trek from Peachtree City, Georgia to Las Vegas for his first event of the summer, the $500 BIG 50 NLH, only to find himself playing in a storage room. Unfazed, he went out 1,130th out of a field of 28,371. Conrad went on to make the final table of the $1K PLO event, going out in seventh. The two-time WSOPC ring winner has accumulated $750,198 in lifetime WSOP/WSOPC winnings, with his first final table of the summer adding $31,130 to that total.

Sidenote: There are a handful of players at this summer's WSOP named Chris Conrad. For the record, the WSOP database has the RG Ambassador listed as Christopher Conrad. (In other words, the Chris Conrad who busted on Day 1A of the Main Event was someone else.)

Lexy Gavin - Twitter: @ChipTrick11

Lexy Gavin of Long Beach, New York is one of the latest additions to the RG team. Best known for her work as the VP of marketing for the non-profit organization Charity Series of Poker, Gavin has claimed $107,811 in WSOP/WSOPC prize money. While her WSOP resume only goes back to 2015, she has been tearing through the fields this summer with eight cashes for a combined $40,146 in winnings. Her best finish was a final table appearance at the $1K NLH Ladies event. She also spent some time on the feature table during Day 1A of the Main Event, broadcast on ESPN2. Unfortunately, Gavin's good run didn't extend to the Main Event as she busted before the bags came out.

Ray Henson - Twitter: @ray_henson

Houston, Texas resident Ray Henson is no stranger to Vegas summers. He earned a payday of $308,761 back in 2015 for finishing third in the $565 Colossus NLH event, but not even that is his biggest lifetime cash. Henson just missed a Main Event final table in 2007 when he went out twelfth, collecting a consolation prize of $476,926. In all, Henson holds four WSOPC championship rings for a combined $1,848,377 in WSOP/WSOPC tournament winnings, but a bracelet is still on his bucket list.

Henson is once again grinding it out on the desert felt this summer, with an impressive seven cashes and $27,901 in combined winnings.

Chance Kornuth - Twitter: @ChancesCards

RunGood Ambassaor and Chip Leader Coaching co-founder Chance Kornuth started off his summer with a splash, finishing sixth for $251,128 in the $50K NLH High Roller, but he bested that with a fourth-place finish in the $10K Short Deck NLH event just three days later. Kornuth pulled in a handful of smaller cashes in June, and will be looking for another deep run in the Main Event.

The two-time bracelet winner has collected $1,841,465 in WSOP events going back to 2010.


As the Main Event of the WSOP in Las Vegas progresses, we'll bring you further updates on the RunGood Ambassadors who reach Day 2 and beyond.

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RGPS Bossier City Horseshoe Main Event: Todd Smith Leads Day 1A

Todd Smith won a huge hand toward the end of Day 1A to secure the chip lead (343,000) moving forward into Day 2. He had queens on an eight-high board and got it in three ways.

He leads the final 28 players who are bagging the first of three flights in the Run Good Poker Series $575 Main Event. Day 1A drew 133 entries. There are two more flights Saturday at noon and at 7 p.m.

Run Good Ambassadors Chris Conrad and Ray Henson will be queuing up for the next flights after failing to make it through Day 1A. Meanwhile, Jamie Kerstetter (81,000) and Mina Greco (24,000) booked their tickets to the Day 2 restart Sunday at noon.

Mason Hinkle, also known to some in the poker world as Uncle Ron, Chris Horter, Kris Burchfield, and Ben Mintz all failed to bag the first starting flight and will likely join the field at some point during Days 1B and 1C. All the updates will be right here on PokerNews.com all weekend as the RGPS moves one step closer to crowning its next Main Event champion, and sending ten more players to the Showbound satellite in Tulsa for a shot at playing on Poker After Dark.