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September 15, 2016

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Deepstack Day 2 Payouts and Live Reporting

Welcome to Day 2 of the $180 Deepstack at the RunGood Poker Series hosted by the Harrah's North Kansas City! 59 players are in contention for a prize pool of $45,304! First place will take home $10,419 and the RG Event Medallion.

Our chip leader at the start of the day is Candace Caley with 234,000 chips, but with 59 players in the field, anything can happen. 36 players will make it into the money, with the payout structure as follows:

1st $10,419  
2nd $6596
3rd $4416
4th $3080
5th $2310
6th $1812
7th $1531
8th $1268
9th $1092
10th-12th $861
13th-15th $648
16th-18th $507
19th-27th $408
28th-36th $340

 

The field will play hand-for-hand on the money bubble, and seats will be redrawn when we reach 27 and 10 players left.

RunGood will bring you live updates from the tournament as it plays out. 

September 15, 2016

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RGPS Kansas City - Shootout and Deepstack Day 2 Redraw

The RunGood Poker Series returns to Kansas City this week for a full schedule of events culminating in the $675 Main Event sporting a $100,000-guaranteed prize pool.  First up on the schedule Tuesday was the $100 shootout, which attracted 120 players for a prize pool of $10,080. Twelve places would be paid, with $3,024 going to first.

In a shootout, the tournament advances in stages. Rather than balancing tables as players are eliminated, each table plays down to a winner, who advances to the next round. In the first round, we began with twelve ten-player tables. The winners of each of those advanced to two six-player tables. The two winners to emerge from that round played heads-up for the championship.

The heads-up stage itself took several hours to complete as each player began with very deep stacks of 150 big blinds. The competition finally ended near on to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning with Shane Raikes (pictured above) taking down the event. Congratulations Shane!

Official $100 Shootout results:

Place Name Prize
1st Shane Raikes  $3,024
2nd Brian Simpson  $2,016
3rd Nancy Girton  $504
4th Michael Niccum  $504
5th Craig Woodson  $504
6th Dan Starnes  $504
7th Don Cosgrove  $504
8th Max Olsen  $504
9th Christopher Conrad  $504
10th Eric White  $504
11th Sandra Robb  $504
12th Clint Tolbert  $504

 

Photos from the Shootout event can be found here.

Wednesday, two Day 1 flights for the $180 Deepstack event were played out. The first flight began at noon and drew 175 players. Twelve levels of play later, Robert Turner emerged as the chip leader with 136,000. Flight B kicked off at 7 p.m., with Candace Caley emerging as the overall chip leader going into Day 2 with 234,000. Also advancing to Day 2 were Andre Allen (135,000), RG Pro Jonathan Gaviao, Papa Karn (103,000), Timothy Sipe (137,500), and Rizzloe Jones (134,500).

Going into Day 2, the seat assignments have been redrawn as follows:

Payout structures were not available at the time of this blog. A complete payout structure will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

The complete photo album from Flight A is available here, and the photo album from Flight B is available here.

Congratulations to RGPS Tulsa Main Event winner David "ODB" Baker ($29,154)

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.

Photos from the event can be found here (Day 1A), here (Day 1B), here (Day 1C), and here (Day 2).

Official $675 RGPS Main Event Tulsa results:

Place Name Home Town Prize
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: 

Place Name Hometown Prize
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!

September 11, 2016

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RGPS Main Event Day 2 field is set

Saturday at the RGPS Tulsa saw two more Day 1 flights play down to the lucky few. When registration closed on the final flight of the day, a total of 282 players had entered the event, creating a prize pool of $168,740, with $38,810 reserved for the Main Event Champion.

RG Pro Ben Reason held the chip lead from Flight A, but his stack was eclipsed by players in each of the subsequent flights. RG Pro Jose Montes (pictured) went on a run for the ages in Flight B, beginning with this hand, and eliminating no less than seven players, and going on a rush in the last two levels of the day to vault his stack to a massive 417,000.

Jody Briscoe charged to the top of the leaderboard in Flight C, finishing the day with 257,000, edging out Reason but falling well short of Montes's total. One of the hands that started Briscoe on his road to the top is this one against John "Cracker" Reynolds.

Each flight included a raffle for a Samsung Curve 65" 4K television set. The Flight B winner also took home an Xbox One game console while the Flight C winner took home a Custom Yeti Roadie 20 cooler and colster set.

To see all the photos from Flight B, click here. And for all the photos from Flight C, click here.

Day 2 play resumes at noon on Sunday, with 57 of the original 282 players returning to compete for the top prize. Based on the number of entries in the Main Event, 36 places will be paid, as follows:

1st

$38,810 

2nd

$24,569

3rd

$16,452

4th

$11,474

5th

$8,606

6th

$6,750

7th

$5,703

8th

$4,724

9th

$4,066

10th-12th

$3,205

13th-15th

$2,412

16th-18th

$1,890

19th-27th

$1,519

28th-36th

$1,266

 

PokerNews is on scene covering all of the Main Event action, which you can follow here.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, we wrap up the Tulsa End of Summer series stop with a $135 Jack 'n' Jill tournament.

RunGood would like to thank the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and its staff for another superb hosting performance. We'd also like to thank all of the players who came out to support the series!

September 11, 2016

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57 players return for Day 2 of the RGPS End of Summer Main Event

The final two flights of the RunGood Poker Main Event at the Hard Rock Tulsa wrapped up in the wee hours of the morning Sunday, with just 57 of the original 286 entrants moving on to Day 2. The unofficial prize pool comes in at $168,740; 36 places will be paid, with $38,810 going to first.  RG Pro Jose Montes (pictured) is far and away the overall chip leader with 417,000.

We'll post a more complete recap of Saturday's action in another Sunday post. For now, we bring you the chip counts and Day 2 seating assignments for the remaining Main Event players.

Players, Chip Counts, and Seat Assignments sorted by Chip Count:

Table Seat Last First  Chip Count 
24 1 MONTES JOSE            417,000
26 9 BRISCOE JOE            257,000
23 3 REASON BENJAMIN            228,500
25 7 BUNCH ERIC            212,000
25 2 HOOPER CHRIS            190,000
27 3 GARDENHIRE JUSTIN            188,500
25 4 BAKER DAVID            168,500
27 5 COLLINS MICHAEL            164,000
27 4 MARSHALL CARY            162,000
26 5 REYNOLDS JOHN            161,500
27 2 BULLARD BRADY            151,000
26 6 DU TAI            149,000
26 7 MORRIS JUSTIN            149,000
23 6 PETREE J W            140,000
28 8 TYNER JAMES            132,500
25 3 FERGUSON JOSEPH            132,000
27 1 HENSON RAYMOND            125,500
24 3 MARTIN MARK            120,000
24 6 HANEY ANN            110,000
25 1 LAWRIE GERALD            107,500
24 8 SONG JOHN            104,000
26 4 FULLER SHANE            102,500
27 9 JACOBS TAMMIE               89,500
28 6 GUY STEPHAN               86,500
28 2 COLE WILLIAM               85,000
28 3 GRECO COSIMA               85,000
26 10 FALL SHELBY               84,500
26 1 HALLAWAY LESLIE               77,500
28 4 SHUPTRINE ROBERT               72,000
23 4 HUNTER JERRY               71,500
24 4 CRICK THOMAS               69,000
23 10 RUI LAFAYE               69,000
24 2 BARLOW LOUIS               68,500
25 9 ONTIVEROS JIM               67,500
24 10 BLACK TIMOTHY               64,500
23 1 CANTRELL DAVID               64,000
25 5 KLATT MICHAEL               62,500
28 7 JENNINGS GREGORY               61,000
25 10 DODSON ANDREW               58,500
28 5 TANG ROBERT               56,500
27 10 LOWERY DANIEL               56,000
25 6 VU LONG               55,500
26 3 NGUYEN HUY               53,000
23 8 DUNKELBERGER JAMES               51,500
26 2 ROLAND CALAEB               51,500
24 7 SPRIGGS RODNEY               50,000
25 8 KARNCHANAKPHAN TERAKUN               49,500
28 1 WILSON JIM               49,000
24 5 CURRIE JASEN               47,000
27 6 POPA JOHN               44,500
27 8 LOTERO ALEGRIA               43,500
26 8 JONES PHILLIP               33,500
24 9 LORETT JW               33,000
23 9 MCKINNEY STEPHEN               30,000
28 9 BERRY WILLIAM               22,500
23 2 HETTICK MELINDA               22,500
23 7 THOMAS STEVEN               21,500

 

Players, Chip Counts, and Seat Assignments sorted by Player Name:

Table Seat Last First  Chip Count 
25 4 BAKER DAVID            168,500
24 2 BARLOW LOUIS               68,500
28 9 BERRY WILLIAM               22,500
24 10 BLACK TIMOTHY               64,500
26 9 BRISCOE JOE            257,000
27 2 BULLARD BRADY            151,000
25 7 BUNCH ERIC            212,000
23 1 CANTRELL DAVID               64,000
28 2 COLE WILLIAM               85,000
27 5 COLLINS MICHAEL            164,000
24 4 CRICK THOMAS               69,000
24 5 CURRIE JASEN               47,000
25 10 DODSON ANDREW               58,500
26 6 DU TAI            149,000
23 8 DUNKELBERGER JAMES               51,500
26 10 FALL SHELBY               84,500
25 3 FERGUSON JOSEPH            132,000
26 4 FULLER SHANE            102,500
27 3 GARDENHIRE JUSTIN            188,500
28 3 GRECO COSIMA               85,000
28 6 GUY STEPHAN               86,500
26 1 HALLAWAY LESLIE               77,500
24 6 HANEY ANN            110,000
27 1 HENSON RAYMOND            125,500
23 2 HETTICK MELINDA               22,500
25 2 HOOPER CHRIS            190,000
23 4 HUNTER JERRY               71,500
27 9 JACOBS TAMMIE               89,500
28 7 JENNINGS GREGORY               61,000
26 8 JONES PHILLIP               33,500
25 8 KARNCHANAKPHAN TERAKUN               49,500
25 5 KLATT MICHAEL               62,500
25 1 LAWRIE GERALD            107,500
24 9 LORETT JW               33,000
27 8 LOTERO ALEGRIA               43,500
27 10 LOWERY DANIEL               56,000
27 4 MARSHALL CARY            162,000
24 3 MARTIN MARK            120,000
23 9 MCKINNEY STEPHEN               30,000
24 1 MONTES JOSE            417,000
26 7 MORRIS JUSTIN            149,000
26 3 NGUYEN HUY               53,000
25 9 ONTIVEROS JIM               67,500
23 6 PETREE J W            140,000
27 6 POPA JOHN               44,500
23 3 REASON BENJAMIN            228,500
26 5 REYNOLDS JOHN            161,500
26 2 ROLAND CALAEB               51,500
23 10 RUI LAFAYE               69,000
28 4 SHUPTRINE ROBERT               72,000
24 8 SONG JOHN            104,000
24 7 SPRIGGS RODNEY               50,000
28 5 TANG ROBERT               56,500
23 7 THOMAS STEVEN               21,500
28 8 TYNER JAMES            132,500
25 6 VU LONG               55,500
28 1 WILSON JIM               49,000

 

Players, Chip Counts, and Seat Assignments sorted by Table and Seat:

Table Seat Last First  Chip Count 
23 1 CANTRELL DAVID               64,000
23 2 HETTICK MELINDA               22,500
23 3 REASON BENJAMIN            228,500
23 4 HUNTER JERRY               71,500
23 6 PETREE J W            140,000
23 7 THOMAS STEVEN               21,500
23 8 DUNKELBERGER JAMES               51,500
23 9 MCKINNEY STEPHEN               30,000
23 10 RUI LAFAYE               69,000
24 1 MONTES JOSE            417,000
24 2 BARLOW LOUIS               68,500
24 3 MARTIN MARK            120,000
24 4 CRICK THOMAS               69,000
24 5 CURRIE JASEN               47,000
24 6 HANEY ANN            110,000
24 7 SPRIGGS RODNEY               50,000
24 8 SONG JOHN            104,000
24 9 LORETT JW               33,000
24 10 BLACK TIMOTHY               64,500
25 1 LAWRIE GERALD            107,500
25 2 HOOPER CHRIS            190,000
25 3 FERGUSON JOSEPH            132,000
25 4 BAKER DAVID            168,500
25 5 KLATT MICHAEL               62,500
25 6 VU LONG               55,500
25 7 BUNCH ERIC            212,000
25 8 KARNCHANAKPHAN TERAKUN               49,500
25 9 ONTIVEROS JIM               67,500
25 10 DODSON ANDREW               58,500
26 1 HALLAWAY LESLIE               77,500
26 2 ROLAND CALAEB               51,500
26 3 NGUYEN HUY               53,000
26 4 FULLER SHANE            102,500
26 5 REYNOLDS JOHN            161,500
26 6 DU TAI            149,000
26 7 MORRIS JUSTIN            149,000
26 8 JONES PHILLIP               33,500
26 9 BRISCOE JOE            257,000
26 10 FALL SHELBY               84,500
27 1 HENSON RAYMOND            125,500
27 2 BULLARD BRADY            151,000
27 3 GARDENHIRE JUSTIN            188,500
27 4 MARSHALL CARY            162,000
27 5 COLLINS MICHAEL            164,000
27 6 POPA JOHN               44,500
27 8 LOTERO ALEGRIA               43,500
27 9 JACOBS TAMMIE               89,500
27 10 LOWERY DANIEL               56,000
28 1 WILSON JIM               49,000
28 2 COLE WILLIAM               85,000
28 3 GRECO COSIMA               85,000
28 4 SHUPTRINE ROBERT               72,000
28 5 TANG ROBERT               56,500
28 6 GUY STEPHAN               86,500
28 7 JENNINGS GREGORY               61,000
28 8 TYNER JAMES            132,500
28 9 BERRY WILLIAM               22,500

 

The Main Event will resume at noon Sunday to play down to a winner. Thank you to everyone who came out to play! 

19 Players graduate from Day 1A to Day 2 - Two more Day 1 flights Saturday


Another day, another tournament and thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways. Friday began with the second of three $160 satellites to the RGPS Main Event. Ten seats were guaranteed to be given away and 48 players entered to vie for their shot at a seat in the Main Event.  The ten players to earn their seats are listed below, including former RGPS ME champion Mark Martin (pictured) and RGPS Deepstack final tablist Steven Hayes:

Place Name Prize
1 Larry Trimble ME Seat
1 Raymond Kilpatrick ME Seat
1 Mark Martin ME Seat
1 Kirk Smith ME Seat
1 Duy Lac ME Seat
1 William Scarsdale ME Seat
1 Matthew Cornelius ME Seat
1 Steven Hayes ME Seat
1 Patrick Ethrington ME Seat
1 Karen Fisher ME Seat

 

At 7 p.m., Flight A of the $675 RGPS Tulsa End of Summer $100,000-guaranteed Main Event kicked off. By the time registration closed, 82 players had entered. Each flight will play 30-minute 12 levels during their Day 1, though play will be halted early if only 15% of the starting field remains.

Every Day 1 flight of the RGPS Main Event includes a raffle for door prizes. The prizes include a Samsung Curve 65" 4K television and either a gaming console or a Yeti Cooler package. Flight A's door prizes included the 4K television and a PlayStation 4. The raffle was held at the end of the second break, and Jerry Hunter was the lucky winner!

To win, players must place their tournament entry receipt into the raffle bin and be present at the time of the raffle itself. Saturday's noon flight (Flight B) will give away another Samsung Curve 4K television plus an Xbox One gaming console. The Flight C raffle winner will receive a Samsung Curve 4K television plus a Custom Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler set with colsters.

Sitting atop the leaderboard at the end of Friday's play is RG Pro Ben Reason with 228,500 chips. With two flights to go, his position is by no means secure, especially with Saturday's fields expected to be larger.  Other notable players punching tickets to Day 2 include RGPS Deepstack champion Cary Marshall (162,000), former RGPS ME champion Mark Martin (120,000), Brady Bullard (151,000)RG Pro Mina Greco (85,000), RG Pro Huy Nguyen (53,000), and former RGPS ME champion Will Berry (22,500).

Official chip standings at the close of Day 1A:

 

Place Name Home Town  Chip Count 
1 Ben Reason Whitehouse, TX        228,500
2 Cary Marshall Reno, NV        162,000
3 Brady Bullard Denver, CO        151,000
4 Joseph Ferguson Catoosa, OK        132,000
5 Mark Martin Dexter, KS        120,000
6 Tammie Jacobs Tulsa, OK          89,500
7 William Cole Rogers, AR          85,000
8 Mina Greco Katy, TX          85,000
9 Jay Hunter Tulsa, OK          71,500
10 Lafaye Janie Rui Oklahoma City, OK          69,000
11 Thomas Crick Morrilton, AR          69,000
12 Jim Ontiveros Tulsa, OK          67,500
13 Michael Klatt Sioux Falls, SD          62,500
14 Andrew Dodson Bartlesville, OK          58,500
15 Huy Nguyen Las Vegas, NV          53,000
16 Rees Scruggs Denton, TX          45,000
17 Phillip W. Jones Tulsa, OK          33,500
18 Stephen McKinney Tulsa, OK          30,000
19 Will Berry Norman, OK          22,500

 

 

 

A complete photo album from Flight A is available here.

Flight B is scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday. The last of three $160 Main Event satellites will be held at 4 p.m., with the final Day 1 flight kicking off at 7 p.m. PokerNews will be here throughout the Main Event to cover all the action. For chip counts and live reporting from the RGPS Main Event, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RGPS Thursday Recap - Deepstack, PLO, Mega Satellite

Thursday at the RGPS Hard Rock Tulsa was a day packed full of events, beginning with the $180 Deepstack finale at noon, the $230 PLO tournament at 4 p.m., and finishing off with the $160 Mega Satellite.

42 players survived their Day 1 flights in the $180 Deepstack tournament Wednesday and came back to play down to a winner on Thursday. Day 1 chip leader Cary Marshall lost his spot at the top of the leaderboard several times over the course of Day 2 but managed to regain the lead when it mattered most -- with just two players left. One critical hand leading to his victory came against then chip-leader Aaron Peeler, which you can read about here.  

Marshall and RG Pro Daniel "Duma" Lowery chopped the remaining prize pool heads-up with $8,362 and the RunGood Medallion going to Marshall and $7,676 going to Lowery.

Official $180 Deepstack payouts:

Place Name Home Town Prize
1 Cary Marshall Reno, NV $8,362
2 Daniel Lowery Peter Pender, AR $7,676
3 Benjamin Bailey Tulsa, OK $4,163
4 Joseph Mouser Lawton, OK $2,904
5 Stephen Guy Osage County, OK $2,179
6 Steven Hayes Tulsa, OK $1,709
7 Aaron Peeler Midwest City, OK $1,444
8 Jeffery Martin Memphis, TN $1,197
9 Tracey Rudd Tulsa, OK $1,030
10 Daniel Martin Las Vegas, NV $811
11 Benjamin Nix Roosevelt, TX $811
12 Molley Mossey Clearwater, MN $811
13 David Baker Sahuarita, AZ $611
14 Katherine Bickel Fairview, TX $611
15 Gary Burrell Moore, Ok $611
16 Andre Allen Kansas City, MO $478
17 Michael Lech Alma, AR $478
18 Jose Montes Bronx, NY $478
19 Edsou Oliva Tulsa, OK $384
20 Ty Moffett Tulsa, OK $384
21 Jon Bennett Tulsa, OK $384
22 Craig Worley Stillwater, OK $384
23 John Norwood Checotah, OK $384
24 Lynn Samples Bedford, TX $384
25 Marcea Barton Tulsa, OK $384
26 Jay Hunter Tulsa, OK $384
27 David Brown Norman, OK $352
28 Eric Bunch Tulsa, OK $352
29 Carol Burrell Moore, Ok $320
30 Phillip Nelson Tulsa, OK $320
31 Kenny Baggett Rogers, AR $320
32 Ross Bybee Mckinney, TX $320
33 Deborah Hale Owasso, OK $320
34 Michael Regalla Moore, Ok $320
35 Bong Tran Tulsa, OK $320
36 Larry Trimble Broken Arrow, OK $320

 

The complete photo albums for the Deepstack event can be found here, here, and here.

At 4 p.m., the $230 Pot-Limit Omaha event began, ultimately attracting 68 players and creating a prize pool of $13,600, well above the $10,000 guarantee.  Seven places would be paid with $4,188 going to first.

A raffle was held at the end of the second break to give away a Custom Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler with two Rambler Colsters. The lucky winner was Herb L. Factory. Congratulations!

Play continued well past the 7 p.m. start of the Mega Satellite, with the final table filled will a veritable who's-who of Oklahoma poker talent (and one very well-known Arizona visitor).  Jeremiah Smith of Joplin, Missouri, and RG Pro Justin Gardenhire chopped the remaining prize pool heads-up for $3,740 each, with the RG medallion going to Smith. Congratulations to Jeremiah and Justin on a fantastic performance!

Official $230 PLO results:

Place Name Home Town Prize
1 Justin Gardenhire Wagoner, OK $3,740
2 Jeremiah Smith Joplin, MO $3,740
3 Ross Bybee McKinney, TX $2,244
4 Jason White Mannford, OK $1,496
5 Huy Nguyen Oklahoma City, OK $952
6 David Baker Sahuarita, AZ $775
7 Cherie Baber Tulsa, OK $653

 

The complete photo album for the PLO event can be found here.

The day's action culminated with the first of three Main Event satellites to be held this week. 20 seats were guaranteed to be awarded in the event. The $160 Mega Satellite began at 7 p.m. and drew 111 entries, for a prize pool of $14,985 or 22 Main Event seats. The bubble boy would receive a $135 cash prize.

Competing past midnight and into the early morning hours, the bubble finally burst, with the following players receiving prizes:

Place Name Home Town Prize
1 John Popa Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 James Tyner Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Susie Benzel Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 John Heckenkamp Claremore, OK ME Seat
1 William Scarsdale Harrison, AR ME Seat
1 Eddie Addington Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Chip Pettit Broken Arrow, OK ME Seat
1 Mesgana Tesfalidet Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Michael Renfro Broken Arrow, OK ME Seat
1 Isaac Cantu Brownsville, TX ME Seat
1 Bobby Randolph Collinsville, OK ME Seat
1 Joe Ferguson Catoosa, OK ME Seat
1 Gregory Jennings Overland Park, KS ME Seat
1 Joel Malabrigo Tahlequah, OK ME Seat
1 Janie Rui Oklahoma City, OK ME Seat
1 Terry "Papa" Karn Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Yuwadi Langenhahn Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Long Vu Broken Arrow, OK ME Seat
1 Clarence Prevost Bixby, OK ME Seat
1 William Cole Rogers, AR ME Seat
1 Michael Sanders Russellville, AR ME Seat
1 Thomas Crick Morrilton, AR ME Seat
2 John Juby Owasso, OK $135

 

Friday's schedule begins with a 10-seat guaranteed $160 Main Event Satellite at noon, and the first of three Day 1 flights of the $675 Main Event, Flight A at 7 p.m. Being given away via raffle in each of the Main Event Day 1 flights is a 65" Samsung Curve 4K TV plus an extra prize. Flight A's extra prize is a Sony PlayStation 4 game console.  To be eligible to win, all you have to do is place your registration receipt into the drawing box and you must be present to win.  PokerNews will be here to cover all the action for the RGPS Main Event. You can find the live updates, chip counts, and photos by PokerNews here.

Good luck to everyone playing today and than you for coming out to play!