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September 08, 2016

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Cards are in the air!

The Tournament Director has completed his instructions to the players and the cards are now in the air! 

We're starting the day with blinds of 1,500 / 3,000 with a 400 ante. The average chip stack is 108,929.

36 players will be paid, with payouts beginning at $320.

September 08, 2016

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Welcome to Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack Event

Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack event is kicking off at noon at the Hard Rock Casino Resort in Tulsa. 42 players are returning from their Day 1 flights on Wednesday to play down to a winner. The event drew 305 players, creating a prize pool of $42,700; 36 players will make it into the money with $9,821 going to first.

RunGood will be updating the blog throughout Day 2 play, recording key hands and bustouts, providing chip counts and the occasional photo. Check back regularly to follow all the action.

A complete breakdown of the start-of-day chip counts and seat assignments can be found here.

September 08, 2016

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42 Players return for Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack

The name of the game on Wednesday at the RunGood Poker Series was the NLHE Deepstack. Two Day 1 flights were scheduled, one at noon and another at 7 p.m., which drew a combined 305 entries. Players who entered started with 15,000 in starting chips and anyone surviving their Day 1 flight would return Thursday to play down to a winner.

Cary Marshall of Reno, Nevada emerged from Flight A as the Day 1 chip leader with 350,000 chips, which proved to be too much for the players in Flight B to match as the closest competitor, RG Pro Jose Montes, emerged at the top of the Flight B leaderboard with 211,100. As Yogi Berra would say, "It ain't over 'til it's over," and there's still Day 2 yet to be played.

With 305 entries, the prize pool reached $42,700; 36 players will make it into the money with $9,821 going to the first place finisher.

Official chip counts by stack size:

Player Name Hometown  Chip Count 
Cary Marshall Reno, NV          350,000
Jose Montes Bronx, NY          211,100
Daniel "Duma" Lowery Peter Pender, AR          203,700
Aaron Peeler Midwest City, OK          201,500
Jeff Martin Memphis,TN          187,300
Dan Martin Las Vegas, NV          163,500
Lynn Samples Bedford, TX          163,200
Ross Bybee McKinney, TX          153,000
Ed Oliva Tulsa, OK          151,300
Kathy Bickel Fairview, TX          145,300
Ben Nix Rowlett, TX          142,000
Kenny Baggett Rogers, AR          140,100
Tracey Rudd Tulsa, OK          140,000
Andre Allen Kansas City, MO          135,500
Carol Burrell Moore, OK          135,400
Steve Latham Sand Springs, OK          126,100
Larry Trimble Broken Arrow, OK          122,900
Michael Regalla Moore, OK          111,300
Jerad Jameson Cherokee, KS          100,900
John Norwood Checotah, OK             91,200
Ben Bailey Tulsa, OK             91,000
Marcea Barton Tulsa, OK             88,900
Molly Anne Mossey Clearwater, MN             87,200
Gary Burrell Moore, OK             81,700
Eric Bunch Tulsa, OK             81,600
Ty Moffett Tulsa, OK             79,500
Jon Bennett Tulsa, OK             78,300
Bong Tran Tulsa, OK             73,000
Joseph Mouser Lawton, OK             73,000
Steven Hayes Tulsa, OK             71,600
Jay Hunter Tulsa, OK             69,700
Phil Nelson Tulsa, OK             69,200
Deborah Hale Owasso, OK             60,100
Pete Petree Owasso, OK             57,000
Stephan Guy Sperry, OK             55,800
Ken Wright Tulsa, OK             44,400
Craig Worley Stillwater, OK             42,800
Lauren Bunch Tulsa, OK             42,400
David Baker Sahuarita, AZ             38,400
David Brown Norman, OK             37,700
Michael Lech Alma, AR             30,000
Justin Lammon Kansas City, KS             11,500

 

Official Day 2 Seating assignments:

Pictures from Flight A are available here. The pictures from Flight B are available here. Photos from Day 2 are available here.

RunGood will bring you live updates beginning at noon from the gaming floor including key hands and bustouts, in addition to chip counts and payouts as the action happens. Join us right here for all the action!

Also on the schedule Thursday is the $230 PLO event at 4 p.m., which sports a $10K guarantee. At 7 p.m. is the $160 Mega Satellite with 20 seats guaranteed.  There's something for everyone today at the RGPS at the Hard Rock Casino Resort!

 

September 07, 2016

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Congratulations to RG Pro Bounty tournament winner Vonda Richardson!

The RunGood Poker Series returns to its hometown of Tulsa this week at the Hard Rock Casino for another five-day run of poker, guarantees, and giveaways. All week, in addition to our tournament series, each event features a special giveaway raffle to players registered in each event. Among the items being given away are Yeti coolers, Yeti tumblers, a Sony PlayStation 4, a Microsoft Xbox One, Rustic Cuff Triple Stacks, and three Samsung Curve 65" 4K televisions.  This is in addition to having three events with prize pool guarantees of $10K, $25K, and $100K!

Our first event of the series was the $135 RunGood Pro Bounty Tuesday night. By the time registration closed, the event drew 179 entries creating a prize pool of $18,795.  Eighteen places would be paid, with $5,073 going to first, but making it into the money wasn't the only way to go home a winner. Ten pros were in the field, each with an envelope holding random prizes ranging from RunGood Gear to $1,000 cash!

The item up for raffle during the Pro Bounty tournament was a Custom Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler with two Rambler Colsters. Players must be present to win, and if the player called doesn't claim the prize, another name will be drawn until a winner is found. Tuesday night there was no delay, however, as the prize was claimed mere seconds after Andy Cruz's (pictured, left) name was called. Congratulations to Andy and thank you to all the players who came out for the event!

 

 

Eventual event winner Vonda Richardson knocked out a RG pro early in the tournament and received a RG Cadet Hoodie, which she wore to victory. We often joke that every RunGood purchase comes with a championship win, but Vonda took it to heart. Holding the majority of the chips with three players left, Vonda and her fellow players agreed to a three-way chop to end the evening with a payday of $3,383 and the RunGood medallion. The full photo album for the event can be found on the RunGoodGear.com Facebook page, available here.

Official $135 RunGood Pro Bounty results:

Place

Name

Hometown

Prize

1

Vonda Richardson

Hutchinson, KS

$3,383

2

David Baker

Sahuarita, AZ

$3,383

3

Cory Holden

Bixby, OK

$3,382

4

Sherry Haney

Tulsa, OK

$1,410

5

Craig Perry

Independence, KS

$1,053

6

Frank McKeon

Owasso, OK

$865

7

Joseph Ferguson

Catoosa, OK

$761

8

Jordan Hollis

Bartlesville, OK

$667

9

Clarence Prevost

Bixby, OK

$564

10

John Reynolds

Tulsa, OK

$451

11

Marian Gibson-Rawson

Haskell, OK

$451

12

Tina Wooten

Catoosa, OK

$451

13

John Hopper

Pawhuska, OK

$357

14

Scott Rudd

Tulsa, OK

$357

15

James Moore

Owasso, OK

$357

16

Mesgana Tesfalidet

Tulsa, OK

$301

17

Christopher Conrad

Peach Tree, GA

$301

18

Robert Randolph

Collinville, OK

$301

 

Wednesday's action will only intensify as we kick off the $180 Deepstack tournament, which sports a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool. Two flights are scheduled for the day, Flight A at noon and Flight B at 7 p.m.  The players who remain at the end of their respective Day 1's will return Thursday at noon to play down to a winner.  The item up for raffle in the Deepstack is a PlayStation 4 for Flight A and an Xbox One for Flight B.

Join us at the Hard Rock Tulsa for all the action!

August 21, 2016

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26 players to return for Day 2 of the RGPS Main Event; Tom Leto leads with 328,800 chips

The sun has set on Day 1B of the RGPS Main Event at the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs, with 13 more players making it through to Day 2, which kicks off at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 21.  The total number of players to enter the Main Event came to a whopping 144, creating a prize pool of $144,000. First place will receive $40,320 plus a Yeti cooler and a set of Yeti Tumblers.


One player among them, Tom Leto (pictured, left), eclipsed the performance of Day 1A chip leader Russell Licking and now sits atop the leaderboard with 328,800. $200 NLHE 6-max final tablist Andre "Aces" Allen finished the day with a third-place chip stack of 229,900.

RunGood pro Ryan Tepen also advanced, taking with him a middle-of-the-pack stack of 133,700. Other notables to survive Day 1B include local stand-out Kipp Smith (124,000), Brian Topp (100,000), Phil Mader (83,200), Jeff Brin (71,400), and Terry "Papa" Karn (32,400).  However, most of the players moving on to Day 2 have over $100,000 in live earnings, including final table appearances at top-tier tournament series events. There are no easy spots, no easy pots, and the action on Sunday should prove to be one to watch with so many seasoned players in competition.

Official Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments by Player Name:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
13 2 Andre Allen 222,900
13 1 Brandon Fish 91,000
14 6 Brian Topp 100,000
15 7 Bryan Barnell 57,500
14 2 Carlos Requena 114,000
13 6 Casey Cavanaugh 39,000
10 1 Clint Lilienthal 30,000
15 9 Dashiell Saenz 95,700
13 4 James Mullin 85,500
15 1 Jasen Currie 59,500
14 9 Jeffrey Brin 71,400
14 7 JJ Feregrino 39,500
10 7 Justin Gardenhire 213,000
15 6 Kipp Smith 124,000
14 3 Matthew Anderson 32,800
14 1 Michael Sanders 165,500
14 4 Michael Sortino 100,000
10 3 Papa Karn 32,400
10 6 Phil Mader 83,200
15 4 Reggie Tynes 139,500
13 7 Russell Licking 240,500
13 3 Ryan Tepen 133,000
15 2 Shaun Burnett 34,200
10 4 Steve Bell 22,500
15 3 Thomas Houston 225,400
13 9 Tom Ceto 328,800

 

Official Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments by Table and Seat:

Table Seat Name Chip Count
10 1 Clint Lilienthal 30,000
10 2 <Empty>  
10 3 Papa Karn 32,400
10 4 Steve Bell 22,500
10 5 <Empty>  
10 6 Phil Mader 83,200
10 7 Justin Gardenhire 213,000
10 8 <Empty>  
10 9 <Empty>  
       
13 1 Brandon Fish 91,000
13 2 Andre Allen 222,900
13 3 Ryan Tepen 133,000
13 4 James Mullin 85,500
13 5 <Empty>  
13 6 Casey Cavanaugh 39,000
13 7 Russell Licking 240,500
13 8 <Empty>  
13 9 Tom Ceto 328,800
       
14 1 Michael Sanders 165,500
14 2 Carlos Requena 114,000
14 3 Matthew Anderson 32,800
14 4 Michael Sortino 100,000
14 5 <Empty>  
14 6 Brian Topp 100,000
14 7 JJ Feregrino 39,500
14 8 <Empty>  
14 9 Jeffrey Brin 71,400
       
15 1 Jasen Currie 59,500
15 2 Shaun Burnett 34,200
15 3 Thomas Houston 225,400
15 4 Reggie Tynes 139,500
15 5 <Empty>  
15 6 Kipp Smith 124,000
15 7 Bryan Barnell 57,500
15 8 <Empty>  
15 9 Dashiell Saenz 95,700

 

Official Payout Structure:

Place Prize
1st $40,320.00
2nd $25,200.00
3rd $15,984.00
4th $11,520.00
5th $8,496.00
6th $6,984.00
7th $6,192.00
8th $5,400.00
9th $4,464.00
10th - 12th $3,600.00
13th - 15th $2,880.00

 


As the Main Event plays down to a winner, the final event of the RunGood Poker Series for this stop will begin at 2 p.m. with the $100 RunGood ShootOut. The field will be capped at 100 players and late registration will only be open until 2:15 p.m. The winner will take home the top cash prize and a custom tailgate cornhole set.

August 20, 2016

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RGPS Main Event Day 1A bags up; Day 1B on deck

Our first ever $1,100 Main Event kicked off at Horseshoe Council Bluffs yesterday, and 68 players turned out for the first of two starting days. When play was halted a few minutes into Level 15, Russell Licking sat atop the leaderboard with 240,500 chip, besting the 213,500 bagged by RunGood Pro Justin Gardenhire.

Russell Licking (left), Justin Gardenhire (right)

Today (Saturday, August 19) at noon, Day 1B kicks off in the $100,000-guaranteed event, for another eleven hours of play, with the surviving players coming back at noon on Sunday to play down to a winner.

Thirteen of the 68 Day 1A players punched tickets to Day 2. Day 1A chip standings:

Name Chip count
Russell Licking 240,500
Justin Gardenhire 213,500
Michael Sanders 165,500
Reggie Tynes 139,500
Carlos Requena 114,000
Mike Sortino 100,000
Brandon Fish 91,000
James Mullin 85,500
Jasen Currie 59,500
Bryan Barnell 57,500
JJ Feregrino 39,500
Clint Lilienthal 30,000
Steve Bell 22,500

 

PokerNews is on site to report all the action live. Live updates and chip counts can be found here. The photo gallery from Day 1A can be found here.

RGG will bring you the Day 2 chip counts and seat assignments following the completion of Day 1B. Good luck to all the players! Run Good!

 

August 19, 2016

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Congratulations to RGPS $200 NLHE 6-max winner Jesse McVicker

Thursday at noon the RGPS End of Summer Tour resumed at the Horseshoe in Council Bluffs with the $200 NLHE 6-max tournament. By the time registration closed at the start of Level 7, 112 players had entered, creating a prize pool of $17,920.  The first-place finisher would receive $5,373 plus a Bose Bluetooth speaker.

After eight hours of play, the field was down to 7 players at a final table, all of whom have resumes including final table appearances at HPT, WSOP, and/or RGPS events. The theme of the table was patience, as the players avoided taking flips except against the shortest stack. Eventual champion Jesse McVicker took advantage of this by raising liberally preflop and taking down the blinds and antes with relatively little resistance.

Two and a half hours into final table play, four players were left, with roughly even stacks, and an agreement was struck to chop the remaining prize pool, with Jesse McVicker as the official winner. Congratulations to Jesse and all of the final tablists on their deep run and thank you to all the players who came out to play!

Official $200 NLHE 6-max results:

Place Name Prize
1st Jesse Mc Vicker $3,202.00
2nd Paticia Bott $3,201.00
3rd Tim Sciscoe $3,201.00
4th Henry Gingerich $3,201.00
5th Andre Allen $1,245.00
6th Douglas Hutcheson $902.00
7th Howard Dion $656.00
8th Jeffrey Alexander $656.00
9th Joshua Schmitz $478.00
10th Michael Rieck $478.00
11th Eric Polson $350.00
12th Reggie Tynes $350.00

 

The complete set of photos from the event can be found here.

The RGPS Council Bluffs Main Event begins with Day 1A at noon today (Friday, August 19). The ME buy-in is $1,100 and the event has a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool!  The winner will also receive a Yeti Cooler and a set of Yeti Tumblers!  Day 1B will start at noon Saturday with Day 2 set to for Sunday and PokerNews will be here to cover all the action, which you can find here.

If $1,100 is a bit above your bankroll, a $250 satellite is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Horseshoe poker room. Come and claim your slice of poker glory!