Level 12 (1500/3000/3000)
Total Entrants: 88
Players Remaining: 13
The players are taking their last 15-minute break of Day 1A. When the players return, the blinds will increase to 2000/4000 with a 4000 big blind ante.
RunGoodGear, RunGood Events, and the Atlas Lions (@TaL__eSports) are teaming up. The Lions are an esports organization based out of Scotland and they have put together a roster for the Call of Duty World League event in Fort Worth, TX March 15-17.
The Call of Duty World League is the official esports league developed around the Activision game Call of Duty. This season the players are competing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
“Really looking forward to growing together with The Atlas Lions. Merging poker fans and esports fans has always been a goal for RunGood and myself personally. It was a snap call when the opportunity came,” Run Good CEO Tana Karn said.
The Lions are competing in the amateur bracket for a piece of the $70,000 prize pool and to earn pro points. This is how amateur players put themselves on the radar to become pro players.
Call of Duty is a First-Person shooter where teams work to control different points on a map. The team is made up of five players, each of whom has a specific role. The role decides which guns they use and what position then hold on the map.
Introducing the Atlas Lions COD Team:
His real-life name is Sam. He plays ICR (mid to long range rifle) which is the main assault rifle role. He first got into gaming on the Nintendo 64 playing games like Goldeneye. He says the first shooter he got into was Star Wars: Battlefront.
He started playing COD in 2009, but his interest started to dwindle until a friend suggested he watch the COD Championships. He started to attend tournaments and his current goal is to participate in the COD Championships.
Goes by Aiden outside of the game. He plays the Maddox (mid to long range rifle) which is a flex/AR position. His first shooter was Rainbow Six: Vegas and his first competitive shooter was COD: Advanced Warfare. His goals for his esports career are to make it to the professional ranks and win at least one event.
Charlie also plays the Maddox (flex/ar) role. He got into gaming at seven years old. His first shooter was Call of Duty 4. He shared his Xbox with his brother and started thinking about playing competitively around the time of COD: Ghosts (2013).
His esports goal is to make a career out of esports whether it be as a player or another role.
Martin plays the Saug, an SMG (Sub-machine gun) that is better suited for closer quarters fighting. He started playing video games on the PlayStation. He played Spyro and Crash Bandicoot. The first shooters he played were COD 3, Metal Gear Solid, and Halo (2 &3)
Played his first LAN in 2015 and was inspired to establish himself on the COD scene. His goal is to progress on the competitive side of esports, but also has interest in esports management and fitness.
James also plays the Saug SMG. He started playing games like Mario Kart and Pokemon before eventually finding COD: Modern Warfare 2. Got the bug to play competitively thanks to the pro league during Black Ops 2 (2012).
His esports goal is to become a pro.
These are the players who will compete under the Atlas Lions banner, wearing brand new jerseys designed and created by RunGoodGear.
We will have more information about the team and the players closer to the event, and will bring you updates, photos, and interviews with all the players as they take steps toward making it as an esports pro.
Level 21 (10,000/20,000/3,000)
Total Entrants: 293
Players Remaining: 9
Chip Average: 651,000
JD Akins hit a peak after doubling up through Jose Yoel Gonzalez Ramirez but fell back to the after doubling up Rodney Spriggs. In a five-way limped pot, Spriggs bet 225,000 on the Q♠9♣5♥ flop from the hijack and Akins shoved all-in on the button.
Spriggs called for 148,000 more with Q♦9♦ and was a near lock to double against the Q♥3♥ of Akins. The 8♠ turn locked up the hand for Spriggs and he chips up to 810,000. Akins is back down to 565,000.
Tulsa, OK – RunGoodGear, poker’s leading apparel brand, is proud to announce a partnership with the World Poker Tour®, the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment. For every televised stop on Season XVI of the WPT®, RunGoodGear will produce a limited edition shirt available to WPT players.
“The World Poker Tour is pleased to partner with RunGoodGear for this limited-edition apparel for WPT players,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management of the World Poker Tour. “RunGoodGear is recognized for its high-quality apparel and player-friendly appeal, and we are happy to have the RunGoodGear brand as part of the historic 16th season of the World Poker Tour.”
While supplies last, WPT players can pick one of these collectible shirts during a televised WPT Main Tour stop this season, starting with WPT Choctaw at Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, August 4-8, 2017.
WPT Choctaw is the first televised stop of Season XVI of the World Poker Tour and one of the WPT’s most popular events. The recent two seasons of WPT Choctaw attracted fields of more than 1,000 entries each, and this season’s WPT Choctaw $3,700 Main Event boasts a $2 million guaranteed prize pool.
The full WPT Main Tour schedule can be found at WPT.com.
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 15th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XV of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
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“The 2017 RunGood Poker Series Spring Theme Announced”
Poker clothing company announces their 2017 Poker Tournaments with a new theme and sponsor.
Tulsa, OK: The RunGood Poker Series heads into 2017 with a new theme to highlight its newest prize sponsor. The tour will be teaming up with Knock Out Watches, based out of Miami, to bring poker players a six day series to fight over Knock Out watch prizes, custom boxing gloves, the RGPS Spring Brawl belt, and prize money. The tour is set to travel to Hard Rock Tulsa, Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and Harrah’s Kansas City. Each stop will have some differing tournaments on its schedule. Please visit www.RunGoodPokerSeries.com for more details.
Discount codes for hotel rooms will be released at the start of 2017. Be sure to book early as rooms sell out fast. Live reporting of the Main Event will be available for friends and family to follow your action.
The tour will kick off each venue with the RG Pro KnockOut Bounty tournament, ten special guests and ten envelope prizes ranging from $1,000 cash to RG apparel. All non-satellite event winners will be receiving a Knock Out Watch. The company was started by the passion of young Mexican entrepreneurs as a cutting-edge brand active in the design, manufacturing and distribution of quality finished watches and accessories. Their philosophy has been about reinventing the perception of time which shines through their Instagram and Twitter account posts (@KOWatches). The RunGood Traveling Champion’s Cup will be in attendance as well searching for new names to help finish out its top tier.
“KO Watches sent out a pair of watches for our photoshoot and I instantly fell in love. Their support of our 2017 Spring Brawl tour makes for a perfect fight card. I can’t wait to provide players another season of poker fun.” – Tana Karn, President and Founder of RunGoodGear.com.
About RunGoodGear.com: RunGoodGear.com 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. RunGoodGear.com went live during the 2012 World Series of Poker and was featured at the WSOP Main Event Final Table through Poker Pro Rob Salaburu. The brand currently sponsors a roster of over 20 professional poker players. As of today, RunGood Gear has earned a strong following among tournament grinders and has been seen on Pokernews.com, ALL IN Magazine, ESPN, FOX Sports Net, Poker Night in America, Live at the Bike, the WPT, and the WSOP.
Thursday at the RGPS Harrah's North Kansas City began with Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack event. 59 players began the day, but only 36 would make the money. As in any tournament, you must play well and run well, avoid bad luck and win your flips. Candace Caley, the chip leader at the start of Day 2, missed the final table by half a dozen spots, thanks in part to a bit of bad luck when her K♠K♣ lost to Dave Likins A♣6♦, which you can read about here.
RunGood was on the scene throughout Day 2 of the Deepstack reporting hands and chip counts throughout the day. A scroll through the blog will give you a play by play of the day's action. For a look at the photo album from the event, click here.
When play reached the heads-up stage, Nicholas Burris held a 3-to-2 chip lead over Timothy Sipe, and the two agreed to chop the remaining prize pool as shown below. But the two played out the remainder of the tournament with the winner taking the title of champion, the RG custom medallion, and a Bose speaker. Sipe overcame the deficit and went on to win the event in two key hands you can read about here.
Official RGPS $180 Deepstack results:
|5th||Julie Anna Cornelius||$2,311|
Of course, the day didn't end with the Deepstack tournament. Scheduled for 7 p.m. was the $160 RGPS 20-seat guranteed Main Event Mega Satellite. 95 players entered and 20 would win seats to the $675 Main Event. Three Day 1 flights are scheduled for the Main Event: 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. The survivors from each Day 1 flight return at noon Sunday to play down to a winner. The Main Event sports a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Official results from Thursday's $160 RGPS Mega Satellite:
|1st||Mitchell Drucker||ME Seat|
|2nd||Jason Pfannenstiel||ME Seat|
|3rd||Richard Moore||ME Seat|
|4th||Michael Basch||ME Seat|
|5th||Gary Deardorff||ME Seat|
|6th||Andrew Schmidt||ME Seat|
|7th||James Yeager||ME Seat|
|8th||Brian Topp||ME Seat|
|9th||Zeki Tarim||ME Seat|
|10th||Frank Mondello||ME Seat|
|11th||Deborah Phillips||ME Seat|
|12th||Timothy McReynolds||ME Seat|
|13th||William Cole||ME Seat|
|14th||Antwyn Brown||ME Seat|
|15th||Kristian Olsen||ME Seat|
|16th||Patrick Hanson||ME Seat|
|17th||Rodney Batesel||ME Seat|
|18th||Nicholas Hidaka||ME Seat|
|19th||Dale Young||ME Seat|
|20th||Michael Gebhardt||ME Seat|
While you're at the casino, come by the RunGood clothing booth located on the Sky Bridge between the poker room and the parking garage and check out our new fall tees, sweatshirts, and jackets. We've also brought a few vintage items for those interested in our past designs.
At noon on Sunday, September 11, 57 players returned to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to play their best in the RGPS Main Event. 36 players would cash, with the top finisher taking home $38,810. The eliminations began immediately as short stacks clamored to double-up early and improve their chances of making it into the money. Thanks to this break-neck pace, hand-for-hand play began just 45 minutes into Day 2.
The money bubble burst 12 hands later when Mark Martin's J♣J♠ held up against John Popa's 8♥8♣. At that point, Eric Bunch and Jose Montes were neck-and-neck for the chip lead with about 450,000 each, but neither would make it to the final table. Montes, who started the day as the overwhelming chip leader, went out after a few bang-bang plays, first moving all-in with A♠K♠ against Joe Ferguson's J♠J♦ on a board of K♥Q♣J♠. Ferguson's set held up and Montes was left short. Montes was eliminated a hand or two later when he moved all-in from the hijack with Tx7x and was called by Shane Fuller in the big blind with 3x3x. A 3x hit the flop and Montes exited the tournament in 21st place for $1,519.
Eric Bunch couldn't keep the momentum going once the bubble burst. He started the day with 212,000 chips and peaked when the bubble burst, but four levels of play later he was back to 240,000. With the blinds at 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante, Bunch open-shoved with AxJx and was called by a single opponent holding AxKx. Bunch failed to improve and was eliminated in 17th place for $1,890.
WSOP bracelet holder and eventual RGPS Main Event champion David "ODB" Baker quietly navigated the field, mostly flying under the radar until he picked up pocket aces and eliminated RG Pro Justin Gardenhire in 16th place for $1,890. After that, Baker went back into incognito mode, emerging at the final table to knock out Shelby Fall in 9th place for $4,066. But with five players left, Baker found himself the short stack.
He took a key pot with top set of aces, then doubled through Tai Du by coming from behind with A♣J♦ against Du's Q♠Q♣. Baker later eliminated Du in 4th place for $11,474 when Baker's 6♠6♦ held against Du's A♦9♦.
The three remaining players, David Baker (2,495,000), John Reynolds (1,985,000), and Stephan Guy (1,195,000), negotiated an ICM chop of the remaining prize pool, with the trophy going to Baker.
Official $675 RGPS Main Event Tulsa results:
|1||David Baker||Sahuarita, AZ||$29,154|
|2||John Reynolds||Tulsa, OK||$27,257|
|3||Stephan Guy||Osage County, OK||$23,420|
|4||Tai Du||Oklahoma City, OK||$11,474|
|5||Cary Marshall||Reno, NV||$8,606|
|6||Joe Briscoe||Tulsa, OK||$6,750|
|7||Joe Ferguson||Catoosa, OK||$5,703|
|8||Leslie Hallaway||Bartlesville, OK||$4,724|
|9||Shelby Fall||Vincennes, IN||$4,066|
|10||JD Ontiveros||Tulsa, OK||$3,205|
|11||Alegria Lotero||Cleveland, OK||$3,205|
|12||Mark Martin||Dexter, KS||$3,205|
|13||Chris Hooper||Tulsa, OK||$2,412|
|14||Benjamin Reason||Whitehouse, TX||$2,412|
|15||Tammie Jacobs||Sand Springs, OK||$2,412|
|16||Justin Gardenhire||Broken Arrow, OK||$1,890|
|17||Eric Bunch||Tulsa, OK||$1,890|
|18||Shane Fuller||Olatha, KS||$1,890|
|19||James Dunkelberger||Wichita, KS||$1,519|
|20||David Cantrell||Claremore, OK||$1,519|
|21||Jose Montes||Bronx, NY||$1,519|
|22||Timothy Black||Pittsburgh, KS||$1,519|
|23||James Tyner||Tulsa, OK||$1,519|
|24||Mina Greco||Katy, TX||$1,519|
|25||Raymond Henson||Spring, TX||$1,519|
|26||Robert Shuptrine||Bentonville, AR||$1,519|
|27||Justin Morris||Mcloud, OK||$1,519|
|28||Sherry Haney||Tulsa, OK||$1,266|
|29||Gregory Jennings||Overland Park, KS||$1,266|
|30||Jasen Currie||Kansas City, MO||$1,266|
|31||Louis Barlow||Oklahoma City, OK||$1,266|
|32||Pete Petree||Owasso, OK||$1,266|
|33||Phillip Jones||Tulsa, OK||$1,266|
|34||Caleb Roland||Moore, OK||$1,266|
|35||Michael Klatt||Sioux Falls, SD||$1,266|
|36||John Song||Dallas, TX||$1,266|
Congratulations to David Baker and all of the winners in the RGPS Main Event!
Of course, the Main Event wasn't the only action going on Sunday. We also had the $135 Jack 'n' Jill tournament that kicked off at 3pm. 30 male/female teams entered, creating a prize pool of $6,300. Six teams would earn cash awards.
The winning team would also receive custom prizes: for "Jack", a Custom Yeti Roadie 20 cooler and 2 Yeti colsters, and for "Jill", a custom Rustic Cuff bracelet set.
Photos from the Jack 'n' Jill event can be found here.
With four teams left, the remaining eight players agreed to chop the remaining prize pool, with the official payouts as follows:
|1||Jami Walters||Salina, OK||$1,900|
|1||Chris Conrad||Peach Tree, GA||$1,900|
|2||Cindy Luna||Tulsa, OK||$1,223|
|2||Pete Petree||Owasso, OK||$1,223|
|3||John Popa||Bixby, OK||$933|
|3||Debbie Inman||Bixby, OK||$933|
|4||Edson Oliva||Tulsa, OK||$933|
|4||Kim Brumley||Tulsa, OK||$933|
|5||Joe Swenson||Wagoner, OK||$933|
|5||Sandy Jennings||Wagoner, OK||$933|
|6||Kristi Hamrick||Tulsa, OK||$378|
|6||Leon Hamrick||Tulsa, OK||$378|
Congratulations to Chris Conrad and Jami Walters on your win! And thank you to all the Jacks and Jills who came out to play!
RunGood will take Monday to restock the inventory and reopen with our final End of Summer series at Harrah's North Kansas City on Tuesday, September 13. Click here for schedules and structure sheets. We look forward to seeing you there!