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RunGood Poker Series at Downstream Day 1 Recap

The RunGood Poker Series makes its final stop on the road to the RunGood Cup at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma this week. We’ll be awarding eleven $2,000 Blaycation prize packages which include the buy-in to the RunGood Cup Championship Event at Harrah’s New Orleans, hotel accommodations, VIP tickets to private RG Cup events, and travel cash to get you to the Big Easy.

Day 1 kicked off with two starting flights in the $180 NLHE Deepstack event, sporting a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool. A total of 320 players entered the event, obliterating the guarantee with a prize pool of $44,800, to which we’ve added a $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation prize package which will be awarded to our first place finisher.  When play ended at 2:00 a.m. Tuesday, just 60 players remained. 

Roger Laughlin emerged as the chip leader during the first flight with 151,000 chips. RG pro Chance Kornuth, who is making his first appearance at a RunGood Poker Series, topped that (albeit on his second bullet) by nearly 100,000 chips—finishing the day with a stack of 249,000. The 60 remaining players from both flights will combine for Day 2 at noon on Thursday and play down to a winner.

Chance Kornuth (far right); also pictured: Eric Thompson (left) and Ross Bybee (second from left).

Complete Day 2 seat assignments and chip counts are as follows:

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

HOMETOWN

CHIP COUNT

TABLE

SEAT

Kornuth

Chance

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

        249,000

18

6

Schroeder

Allyn

Springfield, MO

        205,000

15

6

Baker

Amanda

San Diego, CA

        161,500

18

5

Strong

Shawn

Billings, MO

        161,000

15

1

Morgan

Charles

Joplin, MO

        152,500

22

5

Laughlin

Roger

Goodman, MO

        151,000

18

1

Eoff

Steve

Nixa, MO

        134,500

17

4

Long

Caleb

Siloam Springs, AR

        129,000

17

3

Murfin

Randy

Ozark, MO

        123,000

20

4

Dorothy

Patrick

VanBuren, AR

        114,000

20

2

Whitson

Matthew

Bella Vista, AR

        113,000

22

9

Stanton

Kirk

Boliver, MO

        110,000

22

8

Wait

Dale O.

Springfield, MO

        109,000

18

9

Robbins

Rick

Tulsa, OK

        104,500

19

9

Gauthier

Dale

Fort Scott, KS

        102,000

17

8

Wu

Li

Webb City, MO

          99,000

15

5

Thompson

Eric

Tulsa, OK

          95,000

18

8

Tuck

Tim

Langley, OK

          91,500

19

6

Kennedy

Mike

Joplin, MO

          86,500

22

7

Cashion

Tim

Weir, KS

          85,500

18

4

Gaviao

Jonathan

Lewisville, TX

          85,500

20

3

Jones

Jerry

Bentonville, AR

          82,000

16

6

Burd

James

Carthage, MO

          80,000

20

1

Dodson

Joe

Purdy, MO

          78,500

18

3

Harris

Richard

Fayetteville, AR

          77,000

19

1

Wittum

Timothy

Neodesha, KS

          76,500

22

3

Spriggs

Rodney

Joplin, MO

          76,000

22

6

Jacobs

Rod

Ozark, MO

          74,000

22

1

Peck

Austin

Allen, TX

          73,500

19

5

Martinez

Armando

Bella Vista, AR

          73,000

19

4

Wilkins

Curtis

Joplin, MO

          72,000

18

7

Pruitt

Jonathan

Springdale, AR

          70,000

15

7

Baggett

Kenny

Rogers, AR

          68,500

16

4

Hopp

Eldon

Springfield, MO

          67,000

16

7

Goddard

Kenneth

Springfield, MO

          65,500

20

5

Zimmer

Shawn

Fayetteville, AR

          63,500

17

5

Keil

David

Rogers, AR

          63,000

16

9

Martin

John

Pittsburg, KS

          62,500

20

9

Trotter

Robert

Lebanon, MO

          61,500

15

2

Menschik

Chuck

Mnt. Home, AR

          61,500

17

6

Box

David

Joplin, MO

          59,000

22

2

Hopper

John

Pawauska, OK

          57,000

22

4

Griffin

Mike

Springfield, MO

          52,500

16

2

McComas

Rich

Portland, OR

          52,500

19

7

Spyers

Mike

Kansas City, MO

          49,500

15

9

Brenn

Douglas

Lawrence, KS

          49,000

15

8

Cornelius

Julie Anna

Rockville, MD

          46,500

16

3

Nair

Bobby

Welch, OK

          44,500

17

2

Williams-Caudle

Lauren

Canyon, TX

          44,000

20

8

Newport

Michael

Tulsa, OK

          43,000

18

2

Blanken

John

Pittsburg, KS

          42,500

20

7

Henson

Ray

Spring, TX

          36,500

15

3

Carter

Jeffery

Tulsa, OK

          32,000

15

4

Arnold

Harold

Carl Junction, MO

          32,000

20

6

James

Shane

Kansas City, MO

          31,000

16

8

Johnson

Jimmy

Ava, MO

          30,000

16

1

Dodson

Paul "Dick"

 

          27,500

17

1

Bright

Kelly

Springdale, AR

          25,000

17

7

Butrus

John

Dallas, TX

          24,500

19

8

Bratti

Glenn

Springdale, AR

            9,500

19

2

 

A total of 36 places will be paid, with $10,305 and a $2,000 Blaycation RunGood Cup VIP package added to first. A complete payout schedule will be announced at the start of Day 2.

Other events scheduled for Thursday are the $160 RG Main Event Turbo Satellite at 4 p.m., which has a 5-seat guarantee. At 7 p.m. the $200 RG $50 Bounty Hunt is back, which also has a $2,000 New Orleans Blaycation Prize Package added to first place.

Join us at Downstream Casino Resort and get on the road to the RunGood Cup!