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Congratulations to RG Ignite the Night NLH Tournament Winner David Caron ($5,024)

David Caron

The first of two RunGood Poker Series events wrapped up in the early morning hours of Saturday (April 30), leaving just one event to go in our limited two-event engagement at Harrah's North Kansas City. The RG Ignite the Night NLH Tournament, sporting a $230 buy-in and a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool, kicked off at 7:00 p.m. By 7:15 p.m., 100 players were seated and 5 more were waiting their turn as alternates. By the time late registration closed just over two hours later, 143 players had entered, creating a prize pool of $28,600!

Fifteen places would be paid with $8,006 earmarked for first. The money bubble burst just before 1 a.m. local time and within half an hour of play it was down to just 10 players left. Making it to the final table were WSOP bracelet winner Grant Hinkle and former RGPS Main Event winner Troy Repp. Two other Hinkle brothers entered, Blair and Mason, with Mason missing a final table appearance by just two spots.

Grant HinkleThe first player to exit from the final table was Grant Hinkle, as fate would have it, by Repp. With the blinds at 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante, Repp opened to 12,000 from under the gun and Hinkle moved all in for 43,000 total from middle position. The action folded back to Repp and he called. Repp held [Ad][Js] against Hinkle's [9c][9s], with Hinkle racing for his tournament life. But it was the end of the road for Hinkle as the board ran out [Ac][6c][Ts][Ks][Qc]. Hinkle received $586 for his performance.

A short-stacked Nathan Young went out next when his attempt to steal the blinds and antes backfired. Nancy Girton woke up with pocket tens in the small blind and called. Young groaned and turned over [8c][2s] while Girton tabled [Th][Td]. The board ran out [Ks][4d][3s][7c][5c] and Young hit the rail, collecting $724.


RGPS-Downstream veteran Andre "Aces" Allen exited the tournament in eighth place. Action folded to Girton in the cutoff and she raised to 25,000. Allen reraised all-in from the big blind for 55,000 total. Girton took no time to call and turned over [Ks][Qc]. Allen showed [Jc][Jh]. The board did not fall in Allen's favor, however, as it ran out [As][Qd][6d][5h][2s]. He took it all in stride, though, wishing everyone luck as he headed to the cashier to collect his $907 prize.

Seventh place finisher Dennis Meierotto was perhaps the quietest player left, yet the first hand he'd play at the final table would also be his last. Meierotto raised half his stack pre-flop from middle position, making it 35,000 to go and having just 45,000 behind. Jonathan Nye tossed in two 25,000 chips and the dealer announced a call. "Call?" asked Nye, "I meant to raise." Both blinds folded and the dealer spread a flop of [Ac][Kh][6h]. Meierotto checked and Nye bet 90,000. Meierotto snap-called, leading Nye to say, "You must have me [beat]," as he turned over [Qh][Qc]. As it turned out, Meierotto didn't have Nye beat, but instead held [Ts][Td]. Neither the turn [Kc] or the [8d] river were any help to Meierotto and he left the tournament area $1,153 richer.

Six-handed play lasted for over an hour, as the players waited for short-stacked Shaun McBride to be knocked out. Instead, McBride managed to double and then triple up, while two of the medium stacks (Troy Repp and Joe Jackson) dwindled, with big stacks Jonathan Nye and David Caron being the most active.

Troy ReppShortly after the players returned from a scheduled break, Repp moved all in from the cutoff for 116,000 total. The action folded to Nancy Girton in the big blind, and she called. Repp turned over [6s][5s] and found himself up against Girton's [Jd][Js]. Girton had not yet lost an all-in confrontation, but the outcome remained in question when the [9h][4c][3h] flop brought Repp a straight draw. However, neither the [Qs] on the turn nor the [9d] on the river filled the straight and Repp hit the rail in sixth place for $1,493.

The remaining players began discussing a chop with most of the conversation focused on the 1 p.m. start of the RGPS tournament scheduled for Saturday--a mere 10 hours away. At 2:50 a.m., the remaining players agreed to a chop with the RG medallion and an extra $200 per player going to then-chip leader David Caron. Congratulations David on your win!

Official results and payouts are shown below:

Place Entrant's Name Prize Amount
1st DAVID CARON $5,024.00
2nd JONATHAN NYE $4,023.00
3rd JOE JACKSON $4,023.00
4th SHAUN MCBRIDE $4,023.00
5th NANCY GIRTON $4,023.00
6th TROY REPP $1,493.00
7th DENNIS MEIEROTTO $1,153.00
8th ANDRE ALLEN $907.00
9th NATHAN YOUNG $724.00
10th GRANT HINKLE $586.00
11th DANIEL YI $586.00
12th MASON HINKLE $586.00
13th BRETT KARR $483.00
14th DOMINICK SCOLA $483.00
15th SCOTT SHARPE $483.00


RunGood would like to thank all the players who came out for the series and made our first event in Kansas City a huge success!

Saturday (April 30) at 1 p.m. is the RG One-Day Main Event NLH Tournament at Harrah's North Kansas City. The $340 buy-in gets you a 15,000-chip starting stack and re-entries are permitted until the close of the late registration period. The One-Day Main sports a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool--but if last night tells us anything, it's that $25,000 is just the start!  The winner of the event will also receive a trophy to commemorate the win and have their name engraved on the perennial RunGood Cup.  We hope to see you there!

The 2016 RunGood Poker Series Spring Road Trip begins

Poker clothing company ignites their 2016 Poker Tournaments with a new stop and a new friend.


Tulsa, OK: The RunGood Poker Series departs for its first and newest stop at Harrah’s North Kansas City April 29th for the weekend. Afterwards the team heads to Hard Rock Casino Tulsa May 3rd-7th, then finishes the spring road trip up at Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs May 10th-15th. Each stop looks to include plenty of swag giveaways with help from their new friends at Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Live reporting will be provided by PokerNews.com for all Main Events.

A new piece of hardware that will be traveling with the team will be RunGood’s Traveling Champion’s Cup. Past champions and future champions will be literally etched into RunGood’s history. Winners of the main event will receive a replica of the cup to take home along with their winnings.  

Some highlights of the upcoming road trip are; the RunGood Poker Series’ first ever One-Day Main Event at Harrah’s North Kansas City, Hard Rock Tulsa’s addition of a $10,000 Vegas Seat for the winner of the May 5th-7th RunGood Main Event and Horseshoe Council Bluffs added on $2,000 Vegas Package for the winner of the May 12th-13th RG DeepStack and May 13th-15th RunGood Main Event. Each stop plans on bringing what fans have come to know and love about the RunGood Poker Series. Affordable buy-ins, guaranteed prizepools, and friendly faces. 

“Each year we try to add something new to the tour. Because whether it is your first time or tenth time joining us we want players saying they can’t wait to see what we’ll be back with next season.” – Tana Karn, President and Founder of RunGoodGear.com.       

-Use promo code RUNGOOD52016 for $89 dollar rooms between May 3-7 at Hard Rock Tulsa (918) 384-6648.

-Use promo code RUNGOOD for 25% off when booking online between May 10-15 at harrahscouncilbluffs.com.

About RunGoodGear.com: RunGoodGear.com is poker’s premier online-store for apparel. Their mission is to provide poker players with stylish and comfortable clothing for their daily grind on and off the felt. RunGoodGear.com went live during the 2012 World Series of Poker and was featured at the WSOP Main Event Final Table through Poker Pro Rob Salaburu. The brand currently sponsors a roster of over 20 professional poker players. As of today, RunGood Gear has earned a strong following among tournament grinders and has been seen on Pokernews.com, ALL IN Magazine, ESPN, FOX Sports Net, Live at the Bike, the WPT, and the WSOP.

Happy New Year from RunGood Gear!

2015 was an amazing year for us at RunGoodGear.com. We addded two new venues to the RunGood Poker Series and completed The Road to the RunGood Cup in the fall. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the series, the amazing dealers and staff, PokerNews, All In Magazine, and our significant others who understand our passion for the game. Who knows what 2016 will bring?

Happy New Year to all! Cheers!

RunGood Cup Championship Draws 403 Entrants, $237,770 Prize Pool

Flight C of the RunGood Cup Championship Event at Harrah's New Orleans started at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, and by the time registration closed at 4:20 p.m., 160 players had entered the field, bringing the total prize pool to $237,770--more than double the $100K guarantee.

PokerNews was on hand to record all the live action, which you can find here. By the end of the day, 37 advanced to Day 2 on Sunday at noon.  Flight C chip leader Russel Sartin bagged up 210,000 after 6½ hours of play, with My Nguyen (196,000), Clinton Morgan (193,000), and James Hall (184,000) close behind.

Based on the total number of entries in the tournament (403) 45 places will be paid; a min-cash is worth $1,307.74.  On the other end of the spectrum, the Inaugrual RunGood Cup Champion will receive $54,687.10 and the coveted RunGood Cup!

The complete payout schedule is as follows:

1st - $54,687.10

2nd - $33,763.34

3rd - $22,469.27

4th - $15,573.94

5th - $11,769.62

6th - $9,154.15

7th - $7,608.64

8th - $6,300.91

9th - $5,326.05

10th-12th - $4,065.87

13th-15th - $3,067.23

16th-18th - $2,306.37

19th-27th - $1,902.16

28th-36th - $1,545.51

37th-45th - $1,307.74

All of the Day 1 survivors will combine on Sunday at noon to play out the remainder of the tournament. Below are the seating assignments and chip counts, first sorted by name and then again by Day 2 table and seat assignment.

Complete chip counts for Day 2 by Last and First Name:

First Name

Last Name

 

Chip Count

 

Table

Seat

Frank

Alpandinar

 

48,000

 

18

6

Cherie

Baber

 

188,500

 

13

9

Thomas

Ballow

 

38,500

 

16

4

Lou

Barlow

 

129,000

 

15

9

Steve

Bell

 

40,500

 

19

9

Will

Berry

 

71,000

 

19

2

Steve

Bierman

 

104,000

 

17

3

Josh

Billingsley

 

94,000

 

13

3

Lucas

Board

 

63,000

 

12

6

Andrew

Brock

 

106,000

 

15

8

Jeff

Bryan

 

98,500

 

13

7

Andrew

Bulliard

 

156,000

 

17

10

Charles

Byrn

 

33,500

 

12

4

David

Chocheles

 

65,500

 

16

9

Terry

Comeaux

 

66,500

 

12

3

Ricardo

Contreras

 

145,500

 

20

6

Sheela

Daniels

 

123,000

 

15

2

Morton

Davis

 

49,500

 

16

6

Hiep

Doan

 

54,500

 

17

9

Gary

Dunaway

 

163,500

 

14

3

Chris

Dupuy

 

39,500

 

14

2

Patrick

Eskandar

 

93,500

 

20

7

Jeremy

Eyer

 

217,000

 

13

2

Allan

Farber

 

102,000

 

19

7

Kristopher

Ferber

 

58,000

 

12

8

Brandon

Fish

 

36,000

 

14

9

Jeremy

Gaubert

 

89,000

 

17

2

Jonathan

Gaviao

 

23,000

 

13

8

Gilbert

George

 

96,000

 

13

5

Larry

George

 

31,000

 

16

8

Grantel

Gibbs

 

127,500

 

14

4

Henry

Gill

 

99,500

 

14

10

Christopher

Gonzales

 

86,500

 

13

6

Nick

Graphia

 

38,500

 

20

8

Charles

Gregerson

 

75,000

 

18

10

George

Haik Jr.

 

83,000

 

15

10

James

Hall

 

184,000

 

15

3

Sherry

Haney

 

87,000

 

15

4

Corey

Harrison

 

98,500

 

18

1

Foster

Hays

 

68,000

 

17

7

Paul

Hebert

 

80,500

 

16

1

John

Heckenkamp

 

136,500

 

14

5

Carter

Hedgemann

 

129,000

 

12

2

Mike

Henrich

 

71,500

 

20

1

Ray

Henson

 

203,500

 

16

10

Mike

Horchoff

 

65,000

 

19

4

Michael

Kmetz

 

72,500

 

15

6

Damon

Landry

 

24,500

 

12

1

Lance

LeJeune

 

57,000

 

15

1

Byron

Long

 

65,500

 

13

4

Robbie

Matthews

 

56,500

 

16

2

Brian

Matthiesen

 

65,500

 

16

7

BJ

McBrayer

 

129,000

 

12

7

Mark

Megalli

 

69,500

 

18

5

Clinton

Morgan

 

193,000

 

16

3

Jason

Morris

 

61,000

 

12

5

Ed

Muchmore

 

144,500

 

17

8

Jacob

Naquin

 

165,500

 

19

1

My

Nguyen

 

196,000

 

18

2

Rob

Quin

 

114,000

 

19

8

Brett

Rager

 

120,500

 

20

3

Randolph

Reese

 

54,000

 

14

1

Joan

Rhodes

 

78,000

 

20

2

Nate

Rohda

 

175,500

 

19

6

Thomas

Rouzan

 

99,500

 

14

7

Lynn

Samples

 

98,000

 

18

9

Russell

Sartin

 

210,000

 

19

3

Chris

Savale

 

87,000

 

19

5

Rodney

Spriggs

 

101,000

 

15

7

Mark

Stiles

 

31,500

 

17

6

Matt

Sztamburski

 

55,000

 

18

8

Dennis

Taylor

 

25,500

 

15

5

Ryan

Tepen

 

102,000

 

17

1

Curtis

Terry

 

121,000

 

14

8

Ben

Thomas

 

69,500

 

13

1

Chris

Torres

 

244,000

 

20

5

Michael

Traylor

 

73,500

 

18

4

Bach

Vu

 

68,500

 

18

7

David

Weinstein

 

57,500

 

16

5

Joey

Wideman

 

68,000

 

17

5

Phillips

William

 

48,000

 

12

9

Thaddeus

Wolff

 

38,000

 

18

3

Tim

Woodson

 

359,000

 

20

4

Peng

Zheng

 

77,500

 

14

6

 

Complete chip counts for Day 2 by Seat Assignment:

First Name

Last Name

 

Chip Count

 

Table

Seat

Damon

Landry

 

24,500

 

12

1

Carter

Hedgemann

 

129,000

 

12

2

Terry

Comeaux

 

66,500

 

12

3

Charles

Byrn

 

33,500

 

12

4

Jason

Morris

 

61,000

 

12

5

Lucas

Board

 

63,000

 

12

6

BJ

McBrayer

 

129,000

 

12

7

Kristopher

Ferber

 

58,000

 

12

8

Phillips

William

 

48,000

 

12

9

Ben

Thomas

 

69,500

 

13

1

Jeremy

Eyer

 

217,000

 

13

2

Josh

Billingsley

 

94,000

 

13

3

Byron

Long

 

65,500

 

13

4

Gilbert

George

 

96,000

 

13

5

Christopher

Gonzales

 

86,500

 

13

6

Jeff

Bryan

 

98,500

 

13

7

Jonathan

Gaviao

 

23,000

 

13

8

Cherie

Baber

 

188,500

 

13

9

Randolph

Reese

 

54,000

 

14

1

Chris

Dupuy

 

39,500

 

14

2

Gary

Dunaway

 

163,500

 

14

3

Grantel

Gibbs

 

127,500

 

14

4

John

Heckenkamp

 

136,500

 

14

5

Peng

Zheng

 

77,500

 

14

6

Thomas

Rouzan

 

99,500

 

14

7

Curtis

Terry

 

121,000

 

14

8

Brandon

Fish

 

36,000

 

14

9

Henry

Gill

 

99,500

 

14

10

Lance

LeJeune

 

57,000

 

15

1

Sheela

Daniels

 

123,000

 

15

2

James

Hall

 

184,000

 

15

3

Sherry

Haney

 

87,000

 

15

4

Dennis

Taylor

 

25,500

 

15

5

Michael

Kmetz

 

72,500

 

15

6

Rodney

Spriggs

 

101,000

 

15

7

Andrew

Brock

 

106,000

 

15

8

Lou

Barlow

 

129,000

 

15

9

George

Haik Jr.

 

83,000

 

15

10

Paul

Hebert

 

80,500

 

16

1

Robbie

Matthews

 

56,500

 

16

2

Clinton

Morgan

 

193,000

 

16

3

Thomas

Ballow

 

38,500

 

16

4

David

Weinstein

 

57,500

 

16

5

Morton

Davis

 

49,500

 

16

6

Brian

Matthiesen

 

65,500

 

16

7

Larry

George

 

31,000

 

16

8

David

Chocheles

 

65,500

 

16

9

Ray

Henson

 

203,500

 

16

10

Ryan

Tepen

 

102,000

 

17

1

Jeremy

Gaubert

 

89,000

 

17

2

Steve

Bierman

 

104,000

 

17

3

Joey

Wideman

 

68,000

 

17

5

Mark

Stiles

 

31,500

 

17

6

Foster

Hays

 

68,000

 

17

7

Ed

Muchmore

 

144,500

 

17

8

Hiep

Doan

 

54,500

 

17

9

Andrew

Bulliard

 

156,000

 

17

10

Corey

Harrison

 

98,500

 

18

1

My

Nguyen

 

196,000

 

18

2

Thaddeus

Wolff

 

38,000

 

18

3

Michael

Traylor

 

73,500

 

18

4

Mark

Megalli

 

69,500

 

18

5

Frank

Alpandinar

 

48,000

 

18

6

Bach

Vu

 

68,500

 

18

7

Matt

Sztamburski

 

55,000

 

18

8

Lynn

Samples

 

98,000

 

18

9

Charles

Gregerson

 

75,000

 

18

10

Jacob

Naquin

 

165,500

 

19

1

Will

Berry

 

71,000

 

19

2

Russell

Sartin

 

210,000

 

19

3

Mike

Horchoff

 

65,000

 

19

4

Chris

Savale

 

87,000

 

19

5

Nate

Rohda

 

175,500

 

19

6

Allan

Farber

 

102,000

 

19

7

Rob

Quin

 

114,000

 

19

8

Steve

Bell

 

40,500

 

19

9

Mike

Henrich

 

71,500

 

20

1

Joan

Rhodes

 

78,000

 

20

2

Brett

Rager

 

120,500

 

20

3

Tim

Woodson

 

359,000

 

20

4

Chris

Torres

 

244,000

 

20

5

Ricardo

Contreras

 

145,500

 

20

6

Patrick

Eskandar

 

93,500

 

20

7

Nick

Graphia

 

38,500

 

20

8

 

RunGood would like to thank all of the players for coming out to Harrah's New Orleans to play the game we love. Special thanks to Blaycation for their wonderful events and personal attention to our VIPs, as well as to Harrah's staff for their hospitality.

 

 

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Pelicans Hold Against Wizards - RunGood VIPs Get a High-Five at Halftime

Medallion winners and final tablists from the first three fall 2015 RGPS stops were brought to New Orleans for the RG Cup Championship as VIPs and are getting the royal treatment during their stay in The Big Easy. Friday night's treat consisted of tickets for them and a guest to take in the NBA game of the New Orleans Pelicans at home against the Washington Wizards.

With several in the group still bagging their Flight B chips at Harrah's at 6:45 p.m., the VIPs arrived separately at Smoothie King Stadium for the 7:00 p.m. tip-off.  Tyreke Evans of the Pelicans was playing just his fifth game back from knee surgery in October, but still led his team with 27 points on the night--15 of those from 3-point shots.

ESPN writes:

"Davis made a free throw with 1:47 remaining for New Orleans' first lead of the fourth quarter. Eric Gordon hit two free throws with 18 seconds left and Evans made 1 of 2 with 4.7 seconds remaining. The Wizards' Gary Neal missed a 19-foot jumper at the buzzer.

"The Pelicans hadn't beaten Washington since Feb. 1, 2011."

For the full ESPN recap, click here.

The highlight of the game for a select group of VIPs included visiting the entrance tunnel during halftime as the Pelicans retook the court, getting and giving high fives and cheering the Pelicans on to victory.  Below is video taken by RG Pro (and Council Bluffs Bounty Event winner) Ross Bybee of the tunnel experience:

Most of the group captured pictures and video of the event, including:

If you have more photos from the game, please tweet them to @RunGoodGear on Twitter for everyone to share and enjoy.

Flight C is underway with 138 players entered so far, catapulting the prize pool above $200,000.  Registration is still open until 4:20 p.m. local time. 

$100K Guarantee Busted - Still Another Day 1 Flight To Go

The line for registration to Flight B of the RunGood Cup Championship Event at Harrah's New Orleans started forming at 11:30 a.m. Friday, and within ten minutes stretched across the aisle and into the adjacent slots. By the time registration closed at 4:20 p.m., 141 players had entered the field, busting the $100K guarantee wide open with Flight C still to go.

PokerNews was on hand to record all the live action, which you can find here. By the end of the day, 30 players survived and bagged chips to return Sunday for Day 2.  Flight B chip leader Tim Woodson managed to amass a stack of 359,000 during the 6½ hours of play, most of which came during two hands in the final level of play, the second of which saw Woodson knock out RG Pro Ben Reason. You can read about those hands here.

Other notables to move on to Day 2 include former Oklahoma State Poker Champion Brett Rager (120,500), RG Pro Ryan Tepen (102,000), and Council Bluffs RG Main Event winner Brandon Fish (36,000).

Complete chip counts for Flight B:

Tim Woodson

359,000

Jeremy Eyer

217,000

Cherie Baber

188,500

Jacob Naquin

165,500

Sheela Dankas

123,000

Brett Rager

120,500

Rob Quin

114,000

Ryan Tepen

102,000

Thomas Rouzan

99,500

Henry Gill

99,500

Corey Harrison

98,500

Patrick Eskandar

93,500

Sherry Haney

87,000

Chris Savale

87,000

Charles Gregerson

75,000

Mike Henrich

71,500

Mark Megalli

69,500

Bach Vu

68,500

Terry Comeaux

66,500

David Chocheles

65,500

Jason Morris

61,000

Robbie Matthews

56,500

Matt Sztamburski

55,000

H Doan

54,500

Randolph Reese

54,000

Frank Alpandinar

48,000

Steve Bell

40,500

Chris Dupuy

39,500

Thaddeus Wolff

38,000

Brandon Fish

36,000

After the day's play, RG VIPs were treated to the NBA Wizards vs. Pelicans game. (Spoiler: the Pelicans won.) Come back this afternoon for a write-up on the game.

Flight C, the final Day 1 flight, is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. Saturday.  With 141 players in Flight B, we are expecting a big turnout. Come join us at Harrah's New Orleans and be a part of history!

Blaycation VIP Dinner @ Tujague's

With Flight A of the RunGood Cup Championship in the books (click here for the live coverage), the VIP package winners were whisked away to Tujague's for the RunGood/Blaycation Welcome Dinner.  Tujague's is one of New Orleans' oldest restaurants, established in 1856 by immigrants Guillaume and Marie Abadie Tujague from Bordeaux, France. With over 150 years of history behind it, Tujague's is a legendary New Orleans institution. For the full history of this amazing restaurant, click here

The cuisine included hors-d'oeuvres of alligator and andouille sausage, with entrees simmered beef brisket, gulf shrimp with pennette pasta in a garlic cream sauce, traditional gumbo over rice, grilled "airline" chicken, and for dessert, bread pudding and petite pecan pies. Of course, it wouldn't be a RunGood event without an open bar and a room full of gamblers enjoying themselves.

The setting and service were completely informal, occupying all three second-floor dining rooms as well as the balcony overlooking Decatur Street, just across Madison from Jackson Square.  A complete set of photos from the event are available on the RunGoodGear.com Facebook photo album.

RunGoodGear President and CEO Tana Karn took the floor following the dinner service to thank all the VIP's for coming, for helping to make RunGood the company it is today. He also thanked the venues who host RunGood tournaments, whose poker room managers were present: Byron Long of Hard Rock Tulsa, Jason Collins of Downstream Casino Resort, and Andrew Brock of Harrah's Council Bluffs.

"The Inaugural WSOP had Johnny Moss," Tana said, "I can't wait to find out who our Johnny Moss is going to be for the Inaugural RunGood Cup Championship."