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September 21, 2016

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Congratulations to RGPS NKC Main Event Winner Rob Palacios ($29,833)

The RunGood Poker Series End of Summer Tour came to an end last week with our final stop of 2016 at Harrah's North Kansas City. Throughout the week, we gave away add-on prizes and hundreds of thousands of dollars--$208,261 total for the week--with infamous Kansas City BBQ just a stone's throw away.

The Main Event came to an end on Sunday with heads-up players Rob Palacios and William McKracken agreeing to a chop of the remaining prize pool, with a $1,000 reserve as they played out the remainder of the tournament for the title of champion, the Yeti Cooler/Colsters prize, and the RGPS Main Event Trophy. Rob Palacios came out on top in the final hand which saw McCracken shove all-in holding {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}preflop, Palacios called and tabled {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. The board ran {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, McCracken couldn't beat the queens and finished runner-up. 

 

PokerNews was on site to capture all the action as it happened, which you can find here.

Official $675 RGPS NKC Main Event results:

Place

Player Name Prize (USD)
1 Rob Palacios  $29,833
2 William McCracken  $28,833
3 Ali Zakeri  $15,120
4 Tim Woodson  $10,736
5 Justin Brooks  $8,316
6 Carter Clond  $6,804
7 Alex Marler  $5,670
8 Joe Becchina  $4,763
9 Jasen Currie  $3,932
10 Cash Carpenter  $3,100
11 Steve Kim  $3,100
12 Justin Young  $3,100
13 Andre Allen  $2,420
14 Andy Ziskin  $2,420
15 Bill Cole  $2,420
16 Kelly Johnson  $1,890
17 Kurt Haiss  $1,890
18 Zeki Tarim  $1,890
19 Mike White  $1,664
20 Shane Fuller  $1,664
21 Nick Burris  $1,664
22 Debbie Phillips  $1,664
23 Greg Jennings  $1,664
24 Jonathan Nye  $1,664
25 Mike McAdams  $1,664
26 Jeff Foust  $1,664
27 Doug Glasscock  $1,664

 

 

 

Pictures from Day 2 of the Main Event are available here (RunGood) and here (PokerNews).

RunGood would like to thank all of the players who came out to play and to the staff at Harrah's North Kansas City for all your hard work! We can't wait to come back in the spring and do it all over again!

September 18, 2016

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52 players return for Main Event Day 2 - Seat assignments and chip counts

All three Day 1 flights of the $675 RGPS Main Event are complete, and just 52 players are left from the 252 who entered. Those players will return to the Harrah's North Kansas City at noon on Sunday to play down to a champion. The prize pool reached an amazing $151,200, well above the $100,000 guarantee. The payout structure will be announced prior to the restart, and we'll bring it to you as soon as it becomes available.

Jonathan Nye is our overall chip leader heading to Day 2, with 261,500 chips.  Not far behind are Joseph Becchina (246,000), Jay McVeigh (235,500), Justin Young (229,500), Tim Woodson (214,000), and Rick McGown (201,000).  Other notables to punch tickets to Day 2 include Andre Allen (165,500), Mark Fink (116,500), Travis Burch (115,500), Nick Burris (91,500), Papa Karn (56,000), and Mason Hinkle (21,500).

Woodson finished runner-up in the Road to the RunGood Cup at Harrah's New Orleans this past December. Nick Burris took second in the Deepstack event on Thursday. Mark Fink, Andre Allen, and Papa Karn all have multiple cashes in RunGood events at multiple stops. It all adds up to a day of tough competition on Sunday.

Conspicuously absent from the field are the RunGood pros. Julie Anna Cornelius had perhaps the worst go of it. In Flight A, she lost a series of hands while holding a set each time and still coming out second-best. She was also the last RG pro standing in Flight C, going out when her A♥T♦ couldn't outdraw John Mullanex's A♦K♣.

With Day 2 comes a redraw for seats, which are shown below.

Day 2 field, sorted by chip count:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
13 7 Jonathan Nye 261,500
14 3 Joseph Becchina 246,000
12 7 Jay McVeigh 235,500
11 8 Justin Young 229,500
14 7 Tim Woodson 214,000
15 5 Rick McGown 201,000
14 1 William McCracken 194,500
15 9 Marudy Cherakupally 175,000
15 4 Andre Allen 165,500
15 8 Ali Zakeri 160,500
15 7 Steven Kim 137,000
12 4 Mike White 131,500
11 5 Andy Ziskin 122,000
10 8 Mark Fink 116,500
14 6 Travis Burch 115,500
13 9 Zeki Tarim 106,000
14 4 Michael Adams 103,000
10 3 Brian Andrews 97,500
15 2 Carter Clond 97,000
11 9 Craig Dick 94,500
13 1 Kelly Johnson 92,500
15 1 Shane Raikes 92,000
14 2 Nicholas Burris 91,500
12 8 Alex Marler 87,500
14 8 Shane Fuller 86,500
10 5 Frank Mondello 84,000
12 9 Chris Battaglia 82,500
12 5 Jeff Foust 82,000
13 3 Justin Brooks 79,000
10 1 John Mullenax 73,500
13 8 Kurt Haiss 72,000
15 6 Cash Carpenter 65,500
11 7 Doug Glasscock 65,500
11 6 William Monie III 61,500
14 5 Deborah Phillips 57,000
13 4 Papa Karn 56,000
15 3 Greg Jennings 54,500
10 2 Charles Lehman 54,000
13 2 Bill Cole 53,500
12 1 Rob Palacios 52,500
11 2 Mark Von Schlemmer 49,500
11 3 Jasen Currie 46,000
10 6 Mike McAdams 46,000
12 2 Patrick Hanson 44,500
10 7 Peter Gardner 44,000
12 3 Randy Dack 40,500
11 1 Christopher Juul 39,000
10 9 Devon Parnell 38,500
12 6 Thomas Houston 35,000
13 5 Sean Lindsey 34,500
13 6 Jerry Quinn 28,000
14 9 Mason Hinkle 21,500

 

Day 2 field, sorted by player name:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
12 8 Alex Marler 87,500
15 8 Ali Zakeri 160,500
15 4 Andre Allen 165,500
11 5 Andy Ziskin 122,000
13 2 Bill Cole 53,500
10 3 Brian Andrews 97,500
15 2 Carter Clond 97,000
15 6 Cash Carpenter 65,500
10 2 Charles Lehman 54,000
12 9 Chris Battaglia 82,500
11 1 Christopher Juul 39,000
11 9 Craig Dick 94,500
14 5 Deborah Phillips 57,000
10 9 Devon Parnell 38,500
11 7 Doug Glasscock 65,500
10 5 Frank Mondello 84,000
15 3 Greg Jennings 54,500
11 3 Jasen Currie 46,000
12 7 Jay McVeigh 235,500
12 5 Jeff Foust 82,000
13 6 Jerry Quinn 28,000
10 1 John Mullenax 73,500
13 7 Jonathan Nye 261,500
14 3 Joseph Becchina 246,000
13 3 Justin Brooks 79,000
11 8 Justin Young 229,500
13 1 Kelly Johnson 92,500
13 8 Kurt Haiss 72,000
10 8 Mark Fink 116,500
11 2 Mark Von Schlemmer 49,500
15 9 Marudy Cherakupally 175,000
14 9 Mason Hinkle 21,500
14 4 Michael Adams 103,000
10 6 Mike McAdams 46,000
12 4 Mike White 131,500
14 2 Nicholas Burris 91,500
13 4 Papa Karn 56,000
12 2 Patrick Hanson 44,500
10 7 Peter Gardner 44,000
12 3 Randy Dack 40,500
15 5 Rick McGown 201,000
12 1 Rob Palacios 52,500
13 5 Sean Lindsey 34,500
14 8 Shane Fuller 86,500
15 1 Shane Raikes 92,000
15 7 Steven Kim 137,000
12 6 Thomas Houston 35,000
14 7 Tim Woodson 214,000
14 6 Travis Burch 115,500
14 1 William McCracken 194,500
11 6 William Monie III 61,500
13 9 Zeki Tarim 106,000

 

Day 2 field, sorted by table and seat assignment:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
10 1 John Mullenax 73,500
10 2 Charles Lehman 54,000
10 3 Brian Andrews 97,500
10 5 Frank Mondello 84,000
10 6 Mike McAdams 46,000
10 7 Peter Gardner 44,000
10 8 Mark Fink 116,500
10 9 Devon Parnell 38,500
11 1 Christopher Juul 39,000
11 2 Mark Von Schlemmer 49,500
11 3 Jasen Currie 46,000
11 5 Andy Ziskin 122,000
11 6 William Monie III 61,500
11 7 Doug Glasscock 65,500
11 8 Justin Young 229,500
11 9 Craig Dick 94,500
12 1 Rob Palacios 52,500
12 2 Patrick Hanson 44,500
12 3 Randy Dack 40,500
12 4 Mike White 131,500
12 5 Jeff Foust 82,000
12 6 Thomas Houston 35,000
12 7 Jay McVeigh 235,500
12 8 Alex Marler 87,500
12 9 Chris Battaglia 82,500
13 1 Kelly Johnson 92,500
13 2 Bill Cole 53,500
13 3 Justin Brooks 79,000
13 4 Papa Karn 56,000
13 5 Sean Lindsey 34,500
13 6 Jerry Quinn 28,000
13 7 Jonathan Nye 261,500
13 8 Kurt Haiss 72,000
13 9 Zeki Tarim 106,000
14 1 William McCracken 194,500
14 2 Nicholas Burris 91,500
14 3 Joseph Becchina 246,000
14 4 Michael Adams 103,000
14 5 Deborah Phillips 57,000
14 6 Travis Burch 115,500
14 7 Tim Woodson 214,000
14 8 Shane Fuller 86,500
14 9 Mason Hinkle 21,500
15 1 Shane Raikes 92,000
15 2 Carter Clond 97,000
15 3 Greg Jennings 54,500
15 4 Andre Allen 165,500
15 5 Rick McGown 201,000
15 6 Cash Carpenter 65,500
15 7 Steven Kim 137,000
15 8 Ali Zakeri 160,500
15 9 Marudy Cherakupally 175,000

 

PokerNews will again be on site to capture all the happenings from the felt. From live reporting to chip counts and photos, you can stay up to date by following along here.

Photos from the Main Event can be found here (Flight A), here (Flight B), here (Flight C).

September 17, 2016

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Flight A of the RGPS Main Event complete; Flights B & C Saturday

Flight A of the RGPS Main Event at Harrah's North Kansas City drew in 104 players Friday night, with 16 moving on to Day 2 on Sunday. After twelve levels of play, Jonathan Nye has emerged as the Flight A chip leader. Nye also cashed in the Deepstack on Thursday, but is looking to improve on his 34th-place finish there.

Official chip counts from Flight A:

First Name Last Name Chip Count
Jonathan Nye 261,500
Jay McVeigh 235,500
Justin Young 229,500
Tim Woodson 214,000
Rick McGown 201,000
Ali Zakeri 160,500
Mark Fink 116,500
Carter Clond 97,000
Alex Marler 87,500
Frank Mondello 84,000
Jeff Foust 82,000
Doug Glasscock 65,500
Bill Cole 53,500
Mark Von Schlemmer 49,500
Patrick Hanson 44,500
Sean Lindsey 34,500

 

The photo album from Flight A can be found here.

Two more flights are scheduled to take place Saturday: Flight B at noon and Flight C at 7 p.m.  For those who would like to satellite their way into the Main Event, a $160 turbo satellite is scheduled for 4 p.m. and is guaranteed to award at least 5 seats to the $675 Main Event. 

PokerNews is reporting live from the floor throughout the Main Event. To follow all the action with updated chip counts, live reporting, and photos, click here.

September 16, 2016

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Tim Sipe wins $180 Deepstack, 20 RGPS Main Event Seats awarded via 7 p.m. Satellite

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:

Place Name Prize
1st Timothy Sipe $8,015
2nd Nicholas Burris  $9,000
3rd Michael Handzel  $4,417
4th Nam Phan  $3,081
5th Julie Anna Cornelius  $2,311
6th AJ Johnston  $1,812
7th Brandon Cummins  $1,532
8th Darrell Cranmore  $1,269
9th Richard Clark  $1,092
10th David Queen  $861
11th David Likins  $861
12th Marvin Donaldson  $861
13th Jerry Quinn  $648
14th Candace Caley  $648
15th Derrick Contreras  $648
16th Rizzloe Jones  $508
17th Christopher Wells  $508
18th Patricia Bott  $508
19th William Cole  $408
20th Andre Allen  $408
21st Chad Bals  $408
22nd Cash Carpenter  $408
23rd Jonathan Gaviao  $408
24th Michael McAdams  $408
25th Matthew LeTourneau  $408
26th Ali Zakeri  $408
27th Erin Nye  $408
28th Robert Turner  $340
29th Joshua Hoover  $340
30th Paul Cannova  $340
31st Syed Osama  $340
32nd Michael White  $340
33rd Bret Karr  $340
34th Jonathan Nye  $340
35th Daniel Pigago  $340
36th Justin Soltau  $340

 

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:

Place Name Prize
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.

September 15, 2016

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Congratulations to $180 RGPS Deepstack winner Tim Sipe!

Heads-up players in the $180 Deepstack event Tim Sipe and Nick Burris decided to chop the remaining money, with $9,000 going to Burris and $8,015 to Sipe, and play out the remainder of the tournament to decide who would win the RG Medallion and the Bose speaker.

When heads-up play began, Burris held a 3-to-2 chip lead over Sipe, but the tide would turn against Burris in a big way. Both players got their chips in the middle with pocket pairs. Sipe held pocket fives against Burris's pocket aces. A five hit the flop and Burris would need a two-outer to win, otherwise his stack would be crippled.  Neither the turn or the river brought an ace, and Sipe took a commanding 7-to-1 chip lead.

The tournament ended when both players got it in again, Sipe with a pair and a flush draw, Burris with a straight draw. Neither draw came in, though Sipe did catch trips on the river, good enough to take home the title, the medallion, and the Bose speaker.

Congratulations to Tim Sipe for his win and to Nick Burris for an excellent performance!

We'll publish a recap tomorrow morning with links to all the photos from Day 2 of the tournament as well as the official results. Thank you to all the players who came out to compete!

September 15, 2016

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Heads-Up, Blinds Up

Heads up play begins with the chip stacks as follows:

Nick Burris - 2,700,000

Tim Sipe - 1,850,000

Level 24 has just started, putting the blinds at 30,000 / 60,000 with a 10,000 ante.

September 15, 2016

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Mike Handzel eliminated in 3rd place ($4,417)

Level 23 - 25,000 / 50,000 / 5,000

Nick Burris open-shoves from the small blind and a short-stacked Mike Handzel calls from the big blind for his last 400,000.

Nick Burris - 7♦7♣

Mike Handzel - A♣8♥

Handzel is racing for his tournament life and must catch to survive. The board runs out Q♠T♥7♠2♠2♣, giving Burris a full house and sending Handzel to the payout counter.  Handzel exits the tournament in 3rd place and receives $4,417 for his performance.

Nick Burris - 2,700,000

Mike Handzel - Eliminated