Road to RunGood Cup Finalizes New Orleans Championship as Hard Rock Tulsa Stop Nears
In late August, the RunGood Poker Series kicked off its new season at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. That $675 Main Event attracted 283 entrants and saw two-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Brandon Fish walk away with the $34,267 first-place prize. You can read the recap from that event by clicking here.
Now, one week before its next event, the RunGood Poker Series has announced that the "Road to the RunGood Cup" will culminate December 10-13 with a $675 buy-in, $100,000 guaranteed Championship Event at Harrah’s New Orleans.
The tournament, which will be open to the public, will feature Flight A starting Thursday, December 10th at 12:00 p.m., which will be followed by Flights B and C at the same time on Friday and Saturday respectively. Be sure to mark your calendar for that event as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture all the action from that event.
However, before our team gets there, we'll be at the RunGood Cup at Hard Rock Tulsa. That stop kicks off next Wednesday, September 16th with a $180 RG Deep Stack event featuring two starting flights and a $20,000 Guarantee. Then, on Thursday, Day 2 will play out alongside a $230 RG PLO Rebuy tournament and a 20-seat guaranteed 7 p.m. $160 Satellite. In addition, every non-satellite preliminary event will award a $2000 RunGood Championship package.
The tour has teamed up with vacation experts, Blaycation, to create $2,000 packages to December's Championship Event. Those fortunate enough to win a package will be treated to $300 Travel Cash, a three-night hotel stay in New Orleans, one Main Event Championship Ssat, two tickets to a private Champions Dinner, two tickets to the Pelicans vs. Wizards NBA game, and two tickets to a VIP Ghost/Pub Crawl Tour.
"We are excited to see the turn out in a couple of weeks for those chasing the RunGood Cup," said Byron Long, Poker Director for Hard Rock Tulsa. "We just got the trophy in our room today and it’s huge. This partnership has been a great success for us here at Hard Rock."
The $675 RunGood Tulsa Reentry Main Event will have three starting flights beginning on Friday, September 18th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 19th at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. The final nine in that event will be awarded a RunGood Championship package.
In addition, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture action from the Main Event, which means players will have 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.
Among those expect to participate are Jordan Morgan, Daniel Lowery, Samantha Abernathy, Ross Bybee, Clint Tolbert, Rob Salaburu, Dan Martin, Justin Gardenhire, Ben Reason, and the latest RunGood Pro, Ray Henson.
"We cannot be more thrilled for the addition of Ray’s charisma and decorated poker history to the team," said Tana Karn, Founder and CEO of RunGoodGear.com, about the signing.
Here's a look at the full RunGood Tulsa Schedule:
|Wednesday, September 16th||12 p.m.||$180 RG DeepStack 1A 20K GTD|
|Wednesday, September 16th||7 p.m.||$180 RG DeepStack 1B 20K GTD|
|Thursday, September 17th||11 a.m.||RG DeepStack Day 2 – Added 2K RG CUP PKG to winner|
|Thursday, September 17th||12 p.m.||$160 RG Main Event Satellite – 10 Seats GTD|
|Thursday, September 17th||4 p.m.||$230 RG PLO $100 Re-Buys – Added 2K RG Cup PKG to winner|
|Thursday, September 17th||7 p.m.||$160 RG 20 Seat GTD Main Event Satellite|
|Friday, September 18th||12 p.m.||$40 All-In or Fold Main Event Satellite w/ $20 Rebuys|
|Friday, September 18th||4 p.m.||$160 RG Turbo Main Event Satellite – 10 Seats GTD|
|Friday, September 18th||7 p.m.||RunGood Main Flight A ($675 buy-in/$100,000 Guarantee)*|
|Saturday, September 19th||2 p.m.||RunGood Main Flight B ($675 buy-in/$100,000 Guarantee)*|
|Saturday, September 19th||4 p.m.||$160 RG Turbo Main Event Satellite – 10 Seats GTD|
|Saturday, September 19th||7 p.m.||RunGood Main Flight C ($675 buy-in/$100,000 Guarantee)*|
|Sunday, September 20th||12 p.m.||RunGood Main Event Restart|
|Sunday, September 20th||1 p.m.||$100 RunGood Cup PKG Satellite – 1 PKG GTD|
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