The new season of the RunGood Poker Series – which is using the tagline "The Road to the RunGood Cup" – kicks off tomorrow at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa (which is just across the river from Omaha, Nebraska).
The stop, which runs from August 26-30, begins with a two-day $180 DeepStack $25,000 GTD tournament followed by a $200 Bounty Tournament, with each winner being awarded a $2,000 RunGood VIP Championship Package. It'll then culminate this weekend with an affordable $675 buy-in $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event, which will see the winner take home a custom “Road to the RunGood Cup” Seiko Watch. In addition, the final nine players will also be awarded one of the aforementioned packages.
Regarding those packages, RunGood has partnered with Blaycation to coordinate thirty-six total $2,000 VIP packages for the season. Every side-event winner and Main Event final nine will be awarded a package, which includes a travel allowance, hotel stay, a RunGood Championship seat, an exclusive Road to the RunGood Cup hat and backpack, and nightly VIP events.
Last year, the RunGood Poker Series Horseshoe Council Bluffs made headlines when it crushed its $100,000 guarantee in the $675 Main Event. 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.
"PokerNews is excited to once again be the live coverage provider for the RunGood Poker Series," said PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters. "With an affordable $675 buy-in, but a big $100,000 guarantee, the Main Event is a great tournament for players of all levels. We look forward to a fun-filled competition with plenty of money to be won."
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture action from the Main Event, which means players will have the opportunity to use the My Stack app to update their hands and chip counts straight into the live blog. To download the My Stack app absolutely free on either Apple or Android, click here.
Here's a look at the entire RunGood Poker Series Horseshoe Council Bluffs schedule:
Horseshoe Casino has provided a 30% off room-rate code for the series at nearby Harrah’s Council Bluffs, which offers shuttles are available every 30 minutes. Use code “RUNGP” at harrahscouncilbluffs.com.
The RunGood Poker Series will also hold stops at Hard Rock Tulsa from September 16-20 and Downstream Casino from November 4-8. Then, in December, they will hold their Championship Event. Details for that event are to be determined. For more information, visit rungoodpokerseries.com.