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RG TULSA Main Event (Day 2): SEAT ASSIGNMENTS AND CHIP COUNTS

Level 12 (1500/2500/2500)
Total Entries: 385
Players Remaining: 72
Chip Average: 106,944

After three starting flights, Day 1 of the RGPS Tulsa Main Event has come to a close. 72 players will come back at noon on Sunday to play down to a champion. The winner will take home first-place prize money, a pair of custom-made boots courtesy of Boot Factory Outlet, and championship belt buckle from Montana Silversmiths.

Greg Jennings set the bar for the chip lead in flight A at 333,500, but Shawn McCracken accepted the challenge and bagged 371,000 in Flight C.

Below are the Day 2 seat assignments.

Sorted by name:

Name Hometown Chip Count Table Seat
Abdul Ahmadi Tulsa, OK          66,500 29 1
Amey Watters Ochelata, OK          95,500 22 4
Andrew Watson  Tulsa, OK          71,500 24 1
Anthony Bogard Wiley, TX          76,500 24 4
Blair Hinkle KC, MO        301,000 28 8
Bob Holmes  Hulbert, OK          60,000 27 5
Bob Roberts Bryant, AR          26,500 28 1
Carl Nece The Woodlands, TX          52,500 25 4
Chad Bradburn  Austin, TX          68,500 26 5
Cheryl Bailey Bixby, OK          44,000 23 7
Chris Horter Las Vegas, NV           50,000 29 2
Chris Patrick OKC, OK        192,000 23 9
Christopher Juul  KC, MO        131,000 26 3
Chuck Watson  Republic, MO        229,000 23 5
Clarence Prevost Bixby, OK          95,000 22 9
Colin Leighton  Fayetteville, AR          55,500 24 8
Dave Queen  Olathe, KS          96,500 28 6
David Griffin  Bartlesville, OK          94,500 25 2
Debbie Borland  Tulsa, OK          64,000 27 2
Drew Amato  Las Vegas, NV        178,000 26 2
Dustin Hill  Springfield, MO          42,500 29 9
Duy Lai Broken Arrow, OK          35,500 23 1
Eric Bunch  Tulsa, OK        145,500 23 8
Frank McKeon Owasso, OK          36,000 28 3
Garrett Patrick  Snowmass, CO           86,500 29 8
Gary Sixkiller  Wylie, TX        165,000 28 5
Greg Jennings Overland Park, KS        333,500 26 4
Jack Willman Shell Knob, MO        126,000 28 9
Jamie Kerstetter Las Vegas, NV           44,500 23 4
Jamie Strickland  Memphis, TN           59,000 22 2
Jason Guffey Viola, AR          69,500 29 3
Jason Kinder  Tulsa, OK          64,000 25 5
Jerry Moore  Omaha, NE        164,000 29 5
Jesse Jones Sprinfield, MO          87,000 22 1
Jiahao Xu Tulsa, OK          66,000 27 3
Jim Indiveri  Blue Springs, MO          42,000 28 2
Joey McCaig Sprinfield, MO          74,000 22 8
John Moore Joplin, MO        100,500 23 6
Jon Bennett Durant, OK        107,000 25 1
JT Taylor  Charleston, SC        105,000 24 5
Kiran Suram  Bartlesville, OK        162,500 26 6
Knezevic Milos  Memphis, TN           19,500 26 9
Lauren Bunch  Tulsa, OK        188,000 25 9
Lonny Weitzel Texarkana, TX         139,000 26 1
Mark VanKeirsbilck Edmond, OK        120,000 27 1
Mason Hinkle  Kansas City, MO        210,500 24 7
Matt Ellis  Bentonville, AR          55,000 24 9
Matt Hine  Norman, OK          64,000 25 6
Matt Riffel  KC, MO          70,500 25 7
Michael (Alex) Scarlett Willard, MO          43,500 26 7
Mike White  Praire Village, KS          92,000 24 2
Mina Greco  Houston, TX        116,000 26 8
Nick Lanzi Raleigh, NC           66,500 27 7
Nikhil Behl Tulsa, OK        113,500 29 7
Noah Nodine  OKC, OK          89,500 24 3
Papa Karn  Tulsa, OK          31,500 23 3
Peter Phan OKC, OK        259,000 22 5
Rich Dixon  Cheyenne, WY         262,000 25 8
Robert Shuptrine Bentonville, AR        132,000 24 6
Rodney Spriggs  Joplin, MO        161,500 29 6
Simon Webster McKinney, TX        102,000 23 2
Steve Sanders  Tulsa, OK        168,000 22 7
Ted Forshey Desoto, KS          59,500 27 4
Thomas Crawford Damascus, AR          64,500 25 3
Thomas Richey Mountain Home, AR         104,500 22 3
Tim Black  Pittsburg, KS           37,500 28 7
Todd Nichols OKC, OK          45,500 27 8
Tony Birney  Cheney, KS          56,000 27 6
Tu Huynh Tulsa, OK        248,000 29 4
Vito DiStephano  Austin, TX          42,000 27 9
William McCracken  Bolivar, MO        371,000 28 4
Yordanos Mebrahtu Tulsa, OK          76,500 22 6

 

Sorted by chip count:

Name Hometown Chip Count Table Seat
William McCracken  Bolivar, MO        371,000 28 4
Greg Jennings Overland Park, KS        333,500 26 4
Blair Hinkle KC, MO        301,000 28 8
Rich Dixon  Cheyenne, WY         262,000 25 8
Peter Phan OKC, OK        259,000 22 5
Tu Huynh Tulsa, OK        248,000 29 4
Chuck Watson  Republic, MO        229,000 23 5
Mason Hinkle  Kansas City, MO        210,500 24 7
Chris Patrick OKC, OK        192,000 23 9
Lauren Bunch  Tulsa, OK        188,000 25 9
Drew Amato  Las Vegas, NV        178,000 26 2
Steve Sanders  Tulsa, OK        168,000 22 7
Gary Sixkiller  Wylie, TX        165,000 28 5
Jerry Moore  Omaha, NE        164,000 29 5
Kiran Suram  Bartlesville, OK        162,500 26 6
Rodney Spriggs  Joplin, MO        161,500 29 6
Eric Bunch  Tulsa, OK        145,500 23 8
Lonny Weitzel Texarkana, TX         139,000 26 1
Robert Shuptrine Bentonville, AR        132,000 24 6
Christopher Juul  KC, MO        131,000 26 3
Jack Willman Shell Knob, MO        126,000 28 9
Mark VanKeirsbilck Edmond, OK        120,000 27 1
Mina Greco  Houston, TX        116,000 26 8
Nikhil Behl Tulsa, OK        113,500 29 7
Jon Bennett Durant, OK        107,000 25 1
JT Taylor  Charleston, SC        105,000 24 5
Thomas Richey Mountain Home, AR         104,500 22 3
Simon Webster McKinney, TX        102,000 23 2
John Moore Joplin, MO        100,500 23 6
Dave Queen  Olathe, KS          96,500 28 6
Amey Watters Ochelata, OK          95,500 22 4
Clarence Prevost Bixby, OK          95,000 22 9
David Griffin  Bartlesville, OK          94,500 25 2
Mike White  Praire Village, KS          92,000 24 2
Noah Nodine  OKC, OK          89,500 24 3
Jesse Jones Sprinfield, MO          87,000 22 1
Garrett Patrick  Snowmass, CO           86,500 29 8
Anthony Bogard Wiley, TX          76,500 24 4
Yordanos Mebrahtu Tulsa, OK          76,500 22 6
Joey McCaig Sprinfield, MO          74,000 22 8
Andrew Watson  Tulsa, OK          71,500 24 1
Matt Riffel  KC, MO          70,500 25 7
Jason Guffey Viola, AR          69,500 29 3
Chad Bradburn  Austin, TX          68,500 26 5
Abdul Ahmadi Tulsa, OK          66,500 29 1
Nick Lanzi Raleigh, NC           66,500 27 7
Jiahao Xu Tulsa, OK          66,000 27 3
Thomas Crawford Damascus, AR          64,500 25 3
Debbie Borland  Tulsa, OK          64,000 27 2
Jason Kinder  Tulsa, OK          64,000 25 5
Matt Hine  Norman, OK          64,000 25 6
Bob Holmes  Hulbert, OK          60,000 27 5
Ted Forshey Desoto, KS          59,500 27 4
Jamie Strickland  Memphis, TN           59,000 22 2
Tony Birney  Cheney, KS          56,000 27 6
Colin Leighton  Fayetteville, AR          55,500 24 8
Matt Ellis  Bentonville, AR          55,000 24 9
Carl Nece The Woodlands, TX          52,500 25 4
Chris Horter Las Vegas, NV           50,000 29 2
Todd Nichols OKC, OK          45,500 27 8
Jamie Kerstetter Las Vegas, NV           44,500 23 4
Cheryl Bailey Bixby, OK          44,000 23 7
Michael (Alex) Scarlett Willard, MO          43,500 26 7
Dustin Hill  Springfield, MO          42,500 29 9
Jim Indiveri  Blue Springs, MO          42,000 28 2
Vito DiStephano  Austin, TX          42,000 27 9
Tim Black  Pittsburg, KS           37,500 28 7
Frank McKeon Owasso, OK          36,000 28 3
Duy Lai Broken Arrow, OK          35,500 23 1
Papa Karn  Tulsa, OK          31,500 23 3
Bob Roberts Bryant, AR          26,500 28 1
Knezevic Milos  Memphis, TN           19,500 26 9

 

Sorted by table and seat assignment:

Name Hometown Chip Count Table Seat
Jesse Jones Sprinfield, MO          87,000 22 1
Jamie Strickland  Memphis, TN           59,000 22 2
Thomas Richey Mountain Home, AR         104,500 22 3
Amey Watters Ochelata, OK          95,500 22 4
Peter Phan OKC, OK        259,000 22 5
Yordanos Mebrahtu Tulsa, OK          76,500 22 6
Steve Sanders  Tulsa, OK        168,000 22 7
Joey McCaig Sprinfield, MO          74,000 22 8
Clarence Prevost Bixby, OK          95,000 22 9
Duy Lai Broken Arrow, OK          35,500 23 1
Simon Webster McKinney, TX        102,000 23 2
Papa Karn  Tulsa, OK          31,500 23 3
Jamie Kerstetter Las Vegas, NV           44,500 23 4
Chuck Watson  Republic, MO        229,000 23 5
John Moore Joplin, MO        100,500 23 6
Cheryl Bailey Bixby, OK          44,000 23 7
Eric Bunch  Tulsa, OK        145,500 23 8
Chris Patrick OKC, OK        192,000 23 9
Andrew Watson  Tulsa, OK          71,500 24 1
Mike White  Praire Village, KS          92,000 24 2
Noah Nodine  OKC, OK          89,500 24 3
Anthony Bogard Wiley, TX          76,500 24 4
JT Taylor  Charleston, SC        105,000 24 5
Robert Shuptrine Bentonville, AR        132,000 24 6
Mason Hinkle  Kansas City, MO        210,500 24 7
Colin Leighton  Fayetteville, AR          55,500 24 8
Matt Ellis  Bentonville, AR          55,000 24 9
Jon Bennett Durant, OK        107,000 25 1
David Griffin  Bartlesville, OK          94,500 25 2
Thomas Crawford Damascus, AR          64,500 25 3
Carl Nece The Woodlands, TX          52,500 25 4
Jason Kinder  Tulsa, OK          64,000 25 5
Matt Hine  Norman, OK          64,000 25 6
Matt Riffel  KC, MO          70,500 25 7
Rich Dixon  Cheyenne, WY         262,000 25 8
Lauren Bunch  Tulsa, OK        188,000 25 9
Lonny Weitzel Texarkana, TX         139,000 26 1
Drew Amato  Las Vegas, NV        178,000 26 2
Christopher Juul  KC, MO        131,000 26 3
Greg Jennings Overland Park, KS        333,500 26 4
Chad Bradburn  Austin, TX          68,500 26 5
Kiran Suram  Bartlesville, OK        162,500 26 6
Michael (Alex) Scarlett Willard, MO          43,500 26 7
Mina Greco  Houston, TX        116,000 26 8
Knezevic Milos  Memphis, TN           19,500 26 9
Mark VanKeirsbilck Edmond, OK        120,000 27 1
Debbie Borland  Tulsa, OK          64,000 27 2
Jiahao Xu Tulsa, OK          66,000 27 3
Ted Forshey Desoto, KS          59,500 27 4
Bob Holmes  Hulbert, OK          60,000 27 5
Tony Birney  Cheney, KS          56,000 27 6
Nick Lanzi Raleigh, NC           66,500 27 7
Todd Nichols OKC, OK          45,500 27 8
Vito DiStephano  Austin, TX          42,000 27 9
Bob Roberts Bryant, AR          26,500 28 1
Jim Indiveri  Blue Springs, MO          42,000 28 2
Frank McKeon Owasso, OK          36,000 28 3
William McCracken  Bolivar, MO        371,000 28 4
Gary Sixkiller  Wylie, TX        165,000 28 5
Dave Queen  Olathe, KS          96,500 28 6
Tim Black  Pittsburg, KS           37,500 28 7
Blair Hinkle KC, MO        301,000 28 8
Jack Willman Shell Knob, MO        126,000 28 9
Abdul Ahmadi Tulsa, OK          66,500 29 1
Chris Horter Las Vegas, NV           50,000 29 2
Jason Guffey Viola, AR          69,500 29 3
Tu Huynh Tulsa, OK        248,000 29 4
Jerry Moore  Omaha, NE        164,000 29 5
Rodney Spriggs  Joplin, MO        161,500 29 6
Nikhil Behl Tulsa, OK        113,500 29 7
Garrett Patrick  Snowmass, CO           86,500 29 8
Dustin Hill  Springfield, MO          42,500 29 9

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 1C): CLOCK STOPPED - NEW CHIP LEADER

Level 12 (1500/2500/2500)
Total Day 1C Entrants: 125
Total Entries: 385
Day 1C Players Remaining: 23

Five minutes are left in Level 12 and the tournament director has stopped the clock. Seven more hands will be dealt to complete Day 1 play.

The chip lead changed since our last update. Shawn McCracken (pictured) now holds 358,000 chips, surpassing Flight A chip leader Greg Jennings.

McCracken tells us he came by his new found chips by being on the right side of a set-over-set cooler against Chris "Hortski" Horter.

Only time will tell if McCracken can hold onto his chips to maintain the overall chip lead going into Day 2.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 1C): PLAY SLOWS AS THE CLOCK WINDS DOWN

Level 12 (1500/2500/2500)
Total Day 1C Entrants: 125
Total Entries: 385
Day 1C Players Remaining: 27

The pace of play has slowed as we near the end of the final Day 1 flight. Average and above average stacks are playing small ball while the short stacks have tightened up, knowing that any pot they play could be their last.

To illustrate, here's one of the few hands from Level 11 that actually made it to the river, if not a showdown.

Christopher "Pug" Juul raises to 4,500 from late position, and gets one caller in Phillip Teel in the big blind. The dealer spreads a flop of T♣9♠9♦. Teel checks and Juul continues for 5,000. Teel calls.

The Q♠ hits the felt on the turn, and both players check.  On the river, the 9♥ completes the board. Teel hesitates for a few seconds and then checks.

Juul bets 6,000 and Teel quickly folds.

Christopher Juul - 82,000
Phillip Teel - 77,000

We'll continue to watch for big pots as the last level plays out, but this close to a Day 2 seat assignment, jabs have replaced haymakers.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 1C): WE'RE IN THE HOME STRETCH

Level 11 (1000/2000/2000)
Total Day 1C Entrants: 125
Total Entries: 385
Day 1C Players Remaining: 35

Level 11 is underway and we've surveyed the stacks to bring you an updated leaderboard. Rich Dixon (pictured) had 240,000 at his peak but still leads Flight C with 195,000.

Here are the current leaders heading into the last hour of Day 1 play:

Rich Dixon - 195,000
Shawn McCracken - 168,000
Lonny Weitzel - 151,000
Jerry Moore - 143,500
Louie Huynh - 126,000
Will Berry - 117,500
Phillip Teel - 116,000
Kiran Suram - 103,000
Jamie Strickland - 103,000

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 1C): RECORD FIELD FOR THE HARD ROCK

Level 9 (600/1200/1200)
Total Day 1C Entrants: 125
Total Entries: 385
Day 1C Players Remaining: 47

The official totals are in and we have a new record for entries into RGPS Main Event at the Tulsa Hard Rock. A total of 385 players have entered, beating the old record of 381 from February 2017.

The official prize pool comes to $231,000, and 45 places will be paid. We'll publish the complete payout schedule as soon as it becomes available.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 1C): CONTINUING THE STREAK

Level 8 (500/1000/1000)
Total Entrants: 122

Texarkana, TX resident, Lonny Weitzel (pictured), has had an impressive run in October of this year. In six tournament events, Lonny placed in the top ten in all of them, scoring second place finishes in the $125 + 20 No Limit Hold'em-Bounty at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Reoccurring Tournament and in the $125 + $15 No Limit Hold'em-Daily at the 2018 Wynn Casino Reoccurring Tournament. 

Hopefully, November will be a memorable one for Lonny, as he tries his hand at the RGPS in Tulsa.

RG TULSA Main Event (Day 1C): MIDPOINT LEADERS

Level 7 (400/800/800)
Total Entrants: 117

We've reached the halfway point of the final flight, with just over half an hour left in late registration. Time to look at the current leaders!

Jerry Moore (pictured) leads with 135,000, but his lead is by no means secure.

Jerry Moore - 135,000
Lonny Weitzel - 127,500
Rich Dixon - 90,500
John Heckencamp - 76,000
Jamie Strickland - 71,000

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