Last month, the RunGood Poker Series made headlines when it crushed its $100,000 guarantee in the $675 Main Event at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. That tournament attracted 426 entries, created a prize pool of $251,340, and saw Henry Gingerich take home a $39,083 first-place prize plus a $10,000 seat into the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.
From April 22-26, the tour looks to keep the ball rolling in Oklahoma where they will host five days of poker at the Hard Rock Tulsa. That includes five side events and another $675 buy-in $100,000 guaranteed Main Event.
"What I'm excited most about are the people," said RunGood President Tana Karn. "Every time we have one of these, it's like a mini summer camp reunion. Especially this stop being in our own backyard, you know we know all the good places to have a great time."
He went on to say, "Players can always expect a fun and value-filled time at any of our stops. This particular stop, being part of the Hard Rock brand, is all about entertainment. Even if you're in between events, expect to walk around with live bands everywhere, stocked bars from fancy lounges to big screens everywhere, casino giveaways going, and hell, even Penn & Teller are in town during the weekend."
The stop will feature a slew of RunGood Ambassadors. Among those confirmed to play are Lauren Kling, Amanda Baker, Ross Bybee, Dan Martin, Huy Nguyen, Justin Gardenhire, Jonathan Gaviao, Bryan Campanello, Ryan Tepen, and Dan Lowery.
In addition, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to capture all the action from the Main Event.
"The RunGood Poker Series is a great combination of big fields, fun-filled events, and top competition, and all three of those will again be on display at the upcoming event at Hard Rock Tulsa," said PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peter. "For an affordable $675, the Main Event will be a great chance at big prize money plus a seat to the WSOP Main Event. It's hard to beat that."
Leading up to the stop, Hard Rock Tulsa ran a great promotion where players who reached 200 hours of live cash-game play received $700 in chips to use as buy-ins at the RunGood Poker Series. In addition, RunGood, in partnership with Hard Rock Tulsa and Taking It Down poker podcast, hosted a PokerStars Home Game freeroll that awarded the winner a seat into the $135 RG Bounty Tournament.
According to the RunGood Blog, the RG Pro Bounty is the first event of the RG Poker Series. In addition to the prize pool, 12 RG pros will be randomly assigned bounties via envelopes — the prizes inside ranging from RunGood Gear apparel to $1,000 in cash. Knock out a pro and win more than just their chips!
The RunGood Poker Series is part of RunGoodGear.com, poker’s premier online-store for apparel. The brand launched during the 2012 WSOP and made a big splash when Rob Salaburu represented them at the final table, a tradition that followed the next year with Jay Farber. More recently, RunGood was represented by three November Niners — Jorryt Van Hoof, William Tonking, and Dan Sindelar — in the 2014 WSOP Main Event.
- Who: RunGood Poker Series
- When: Wednesday, April 22 through Sunday, April 26, 2015
- Where: Hard Rock Tulsa 777 W Cherokee St, Catoosa, OK, 74015
- Additional Information: PokerNews will be live reporting the Main Event; MyStack app will be available for players to update their status and chip counts straight into the live blog.
Hard Rock Tulsa is providing special room rates during the series. Just use code "RGP15TOURN" for $89/night room. Call (918) 266-4352 for more information.
Here's a look at the entire RunGood Poker Series Hard Rock Tulsa schedule:
For more information, visit rungoodpokerseries.com.