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50TH WSOP MAIN EVENT: CAMPANELLO OUT, KORNUTH STILL HEALTHY

Day 5 of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event begins today at noon Pacific Time, with RunGood Ambassador Chance Kornuth entering the day with 1,221,000 chips. Kornuth is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner with championship titles from the EPT, Aussie Millions, Bellagio Cup, and WPT, as well as final table appearances at the PCA, Aria High Roller, and HPT. The average stack at this stage of the tournament is 1,452,373 chips and the blinds will start at 12,000/24,000 with a 24,000 ante.

RunGood Ambassador Bryan Campanello, who bagged the overall chip lead on Day 1A, lost a coinflip to exit on Day 4. Campanello three-bet shoved for 263,000 chips with A♥T♠; the original raiser called and tabled 8♥8♦. The board ran out A♣8♠4♦6♥T♣, giving Campanello two pair against his opponent's set of eights. Campanello exited in 435th place and collected $30,780 in prize money.

Other RGPS regulars in the field include Michael Lech (1,383,000), Will Berry (639,000), and Brady Bullard (3,430,000).

Live coverage of the event is being provided by PokerNews.com, with portions being broadcast (on a 30-minute time delay) by PokerGO and ESPN. See the image above for the broadcast schedule.

While the Main Event plays on, the Little One for One Drop enters Day 3 of its run, with RG Ambassador Lexy Gavin in the field with an above-average stack of 1,100,000. This will make Gavin's tenth cash of the summer.

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RunGood Ambassadors at the 50th Annual WSOP


Photo by Hayley Hochstetler, prints available via HayleyochoPhoto.com

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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June 27, 2019

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The RunGood Poker Series: Game Seven Fall Season Schedule


It’s Championship Ring Season

“Every tournament awards a championship ring”

As the World Series of Poker begins its fifth inning, the RunGood Poker Series begins to warm up in the bullpen for the Fall Season. The upcoming theme is set to bring the heat with its newest sponsor, Signature Championship Rings. Over the years Signature Championship Rings have been at the forefront in custom ring innovation.

"We jumped at the opportunity to be part of the RunGood Poker Series tournaments this year. We are really excited they chose us to help celebrate their champions." Paige Hernandez, National Sales Director for Signature Championship Rings.

This season's theme of “Game Seven” will be awarding National Championship styled rings to EVERY tournament champion. The “seven” stops season will be driving the sports theme home so players are encouraged to come out in their favorite sports team apparel. Each stop will feature the tour’s signature tournaments such as fan favorite $135 RG Pro Bounty to kick-off leading up to the $100,000 guaranteed Main Event each weekend.

“It’s tough to win poker tournaments and it should be celebrated spectacularly even if it’s a $100 Turbo. Who doesn’t want a championship ring?” Tana Karn, President of RunGoodGear.

The tour will be returning to the six venues from the spring “Showbound Season” with a seventh new casino added to the mix. The Grand Casino and Resort, fifteen minutes outside of Oklahoma City, will be welcoming the tour August 20th – 25th. The casino features over 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a Brazilian steakhouse, a sushi restaurant, and a luxury 14-story hotel.

The Grand Casino is excited to host such a great event to bring in poker action from all over the Midwest.” Chad Toy, Poker Room Manager at Grand Casino and Resort.

Save the date for The RunGood Poker Series stop near you:

Horseshoe Casino Tunica

August 13th - 18th

Grand Casino Oklahoma City

August 20th - 25th

Horseshoe Casino Bossier City

October 1st - 6th

Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs

October 8th - 13th

Downstream Casino Joplin

October 22nd - 27th

CardPlayer Cruises (777 Theme)

November 3rd - 10th

Hard Rock Casino Tulsa

November 12th - 17th

Harrah's Casino Kansas City

December 3rd - 8th

 
About The RunGood Poker Series: The RunGood Poker Series was hatched from the success of the brand’s beginnings in 2012 as an apparel company for poker players. In 2014, the inaugural RunGood Poker Series took place at Downstream Casino in Joplin, MO. Four years later, the tour was awarded “2018 Best Mid-Major Poker Tour” during the Global Poker Awards at the PokerGO Studio on April 5th, 2019. With an ever-changing theme and sponsor each season, the company has partnered up with companies such as, KO Watches, Fireball Whiskey, PokerGO, Boot Factory Outlet, and many others.

ROUTE 66 POKER OPEN BY RUNGOOD EVENTS IS A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

The Route 66 Poker Open by RunGood Events concluded on Sunday with a $366-buyin Main Event that attracted 310 players from across the region and beyond. Attendance across all the events exceeded expectations as well as the advertised prize pool guarantees.

Photos from all of the events at the Route 66 Poker Open can be found on the RunGood Events Facebook page.

Double Stack Event

The series kicked off on Wednesday, June 19, with the $166-buyin Double Stack event, which had a guaranteed prize pool of $16,000. Two Day 1 flights were scheduled, for noon and 7 p.m.; between the two flights, 269 players entered the event, creating a prize pool of $36,584.

A two-day event, players surviving Day 1 would return on Thursday to play down to a winner. With nine players left, a deal was struck to chop up the remaining prize pool, with Phillip Ryan Teel and Kelly Walters taking the largest shares of $3,766 each.


Final nine winners photo of the Double Stack event.

To view the Double Stack photo albums, click here: Day 1A, Day 1B, Day 2.

Green Chip Bounty

On Thursday, June 20, the Green Chip Bounty event kicked off at 7 p.m. The $166-buyin event offered two ways to cash in: collect $25 for every player you knock out, or finish in the top 10% of the field. A total of 78 players entered, creating a prize pool of $10,920. Eventual winner Michael Wayne Bunch (pictured, below) took home first place and $2,914 from the prize pool plus $175 in bounties.


Michael Wayne Bunch, Green Chip Bounty Winner

To view the Green Chip Bounty photo album, click here.

Main Event

The $366-buyin Main Event, which sported a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000, took place over three days, Friday to Sunday. Two Day 1 flights were scheduled for noon Friday and Saturday, with the surviving players returning at noon on Sunday to play down to a champion. In addition to the top cash prize, the winner of the Main Event would receive a custom trophy and Route 66 racing jacket.

The RunGood Events Live Reporting team covered the event, providing player profiles and hand histories, along with player chip counts and prize awards.

A total of 310 players entered the event on Day 1, creating a prize pool of $99,200--almost double the advertised guarantee. When late registration closed on Saturday, the top prize was announced as $22,811. 38 players survived Day 1, of which 36 would be guaranteed a payday.

The money bubble burst early on Day 2 with two players, Bryant Lipscomb and Jeffrey Martin, being eliminated on the same hand. As a result, the two would split 36th-place prize money--taking home $372 each. With a payday secure, the remaining players would next set their sights on reaching the final table, and then to win the event.

Of the ten players to reach the final table, three were especially notable. Kelly Walters had only just days before reached the final table of the Route 66 Double Stack Event. Larry Trimble was the reigning champion of the Route 66 Main Event, having bested the field last year to come out on top. Daniel Lowery, a RunGood ambassador, came to play after cashing in three WSOP events in Las Vegas in the past three weeks.


Route 66 Main Event Final Table: (left to right) Stan Breedlove, Casey Bauer, Daniel Lowery, Jonathan Wilson, Ha "Bill" Tran, Jeremy Rodriguez, Larry Trimble, Kelly Walters, Rob Lemke, and Dax Alexander.

Eventually, the final table played down to a heads-up match between Daniel Lowery and Ha "Bill" Tran. When heads-up play began, Lowery held 5,100,000 chips to Tran's 1,100,000. As you might expect, the battle was short. Tran, in fact, was in a hurry to take a coinflip for the title, asking Lowery to just go all in blind and let the chips fall where they may.

"You can go all in as much as you want to," Lowery replied.

In the final hand of the tournament, Tran moved all in before his cards were even dealt, and Lowery called.

Lowery - 2♠2♥
Tran - Q♠7♦

Lowery had already knocked out one player at this final table with pocket deuces, why not win it that way? The board ran out J♣8♠6♣6♥3♣, and Daniel Lowery became the Route 66 Poker Open Main Event Champion.

Tran took home $14,444 for his second-place finish; with Lowery receiving $22,811 in first place prize money, the Route 66 Main Event trophy, and a custom Route 66 racing jacket.


Daniel Lowery, Route 66 Main Event Champion

To view the Main Event photo albums, click here: Day 1A, Day 1B, Day 2.

Main Event Final Table Payouts

1. Daniel Lowery, $22,811
2. Ha "Bill" Tran, $14,444
3. Jeremy Rodriguez, $9,672
4. Jonathan Wilson, $6,746
5. Casey Bauer, $5,059
6. Larry Trimble, $3,938
7. Dax Alexander, $3,353
8. Kelly Walters, $2,778
9. Stan Breedlove, $2,391
10. Rob Lemke, $1,885

Bonnie & Clyde

The final event on the Route 66 Poker Open schedule was the $100-buyin Bonnie & Clyde event, which hit the road at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. Twenty teams entered the event, each team consisting of one male and one female player. For the structure of this tournament, team members would take turns playing for 30 minutes each, until a winning team is reached.

With two teams left, a deal was struck to chop up the remaining prize pool, with the two teams collecting $672 each. As part of the deal, David Ramsey and Martha Endsley (pictured, below) were declared the event's winners.


Martha Endsley and David Ramsey, Bonnie & Clyde Winners

To view the Bonnie & Clyde photo album, click here.

Thank You Players and Staff

RunGood and Hard Rock would like to thank all the players and staff who made the Route 66 Poker Open such a success, and so much fun in the process!

Please join us here at the Tulsa Hard Rock July 12-14 for the RunGood Weekend Poker Open. RunGood will also be in Bossier City August 8-11 for the Southern Poker Open at Horseshoe Bossier City. We look forward to seeing you there!

June 23, 2019

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RG Weekend Poker Open Horseshoe Iowa: Five Winners and One Check

The RunGood Weekend Poker Open at Horseshoe Iowa closed out Sunday with sixty-two players returning to compete for $13,056 up top. Once five handed, a deal was made between players to chop up the remaining prizepool and gather for a photo with the "Happy Gilmore" sized check. Congratulations to Ron Koenemann, Jason Lux, Nam Bruggeman, Matthew Stein, and Bradley Hatcher for being the last ones standing from the weekend from a field of 272 entrants!

RunGood Weekend Poker Open Official Payouts:

Place Name Payout
1 Ronald Koenemann $13,058
2 Jason Lux $8,069
3 Nam Bruggeman $5,855
4 Matthew Stein $4,319
5 Bradley Hatcher $3,240
6 Larry Kaspar $2,469
7 Brian Johnson $1,911
8 Bryan Driver $1,501
9 Kipp Smith $1,198
10 Shane Burkeen $970
11 Sherron Thomas $970
12 Andrew Jeter $970
13 Sean Rosseter $797
14 Kristian Olsen $797
15 Todd Dudas $797
16 David Corwin $644
17 Timothy Dorzweiler $644
18 David Hengen $644
19 Robert Kent $561
20 Justin Gish $561
21 Dustin Linblad $561
22 Jacob Skeen $481
23 Anthony Anderson $481
24 Gary Peterson $481
25 Jason Stark $418
26 Aaron Williams $418
27 Joseph Thiel $418
28 Lacoulton Walls $369
29 Kenneth Coy $369
30 Paul Strohm $369

CONGRATULATIONS TO ROUTE 66 POKER OPEN MAIN EVENT WINNER DANIEL LOWERY ($22,811)

Level 22 (20000/40000/40000)
Total Entries: 310
Players Remaining: 1
Average Stack: 6,200,000

The heads-up battle between Daniel Lowery (pictured) and Ha "Bill" Tran began with Lowery holding a 5-to-1 chip lead over his opponent. As you would expect, the battle was short. Tran, in fact, was in a hurry to flip for the title, asking Lowery to just go all in blind and let the chips fall where they may.

"You can go all in as much as you want to," Lowery replied.

In the final hand of the tournament, Tran moved all in before his cards were even dealt, and Lowery called.

Lowery - 2♠2♥
Tran - Q♠7♦

Lowery had already knocked out one player at this final table with pocket deuces, why not win it that way? The board ran out J♣8♠6♣6♥3♣, and Daniel Lowery is the Route 66 Poker Open Main Event Champion.

Tran will take home $14,444 for his second-place finish. Lowery receives $22,811 in first place prize money, the Main Event trophy, and a custom Route 66 racing jacket.

RunGood and Hard Rock would like to thank all the players and staff who made the Route 66 Poker Open such a success, and so much fun in the process!

Please join us here at the Tulsa Hard Rock July 12-14 for the RunGood Weekend Poker Open. RunGood will also be in Bossier City August 8-11 for the Southern Poker Open at Horseshoe Bossier City. We look forward to seeing you there!

ROUTE 66 POKER OPEN MAIN EVENT (Day 2): Jeremy Rodriguez eliminated in 3rd Place ($9,672)

Level 21 (15000/30000/30000)
Total Entries: 310
Players Remaining: 2
Average Stack: 3,100,000

Jeremy Rodriguez (pictured) limps in on the button and Daniel Lowery shoves all-in from the small blind. Ha Tran gets out of the way and Rodriguez calls.

Rodriguez - A♦Q♣
Lowery - 2♠2♦

Off to the races, the flop comes 6♦4♦2♥, giving Lowery a set of deuces. Rodriguez can only hope to win with running diamonds or chop with a running five-three. The turn brings the 4♣ to the felt, improving Lowery to a full house and effectively ending the hand. The 6♣ completes the board and Lowery eliminates Rodriguez in 3rd Place for $9,672.