The RunGood Poker Series Old West Main Event leaves the corral tonight at 7 p.m at Harrah's North Kansas City. Defending NKC Main Event Champion Seth Evans (pictured) will be donning his proverbial chaps and spurs to try to once again top the Main Event field. In May, the Missouri native overcame a record field for the property of 423 entrants to win first place and a prize of $35,000.
Evans will have to be on top of his game, though, as 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein is expected to play Day 1B on Thursday. Blumstein topped a field of 7,221 players--at the time the third-largest field for the WSOP Main Event--to take home the most coveted gold and diamond-studded bracelet in poker, the title of World Champion, and $8,150,000.
On our last visit to Harrah's NKC, the RGPS Main Event saw 423 enter the Main Event, generating a prize pool of $211,500--a record for the property. With the preliminary events matching or exceeding the spring attendance, not to mention the chance to play with a WSOP champion, it looks to be a another record-setting field.
Day 1A players start their RG Main Event with 20,000 chips and have 12 30-minute levels to conquer to get to Saturday's Day 2. The RGPS Old West theme comes with the addition of the big blind ante, guaranteed to give players more hands during their tournament experience. Aside from the cash and glory, the winner of this fall's Main Event also receives a brand new pair of custom cowboy boots and a personalized belt buckle.
Registration and unlimited re-entry is available until the start of Level 9 at approximately 11:30 pm. The full structure sheet can be found here.
The RG blog will be here from the first shuffle to the last to bring you updates throughout the event!