Troy Repp dealt with some adversity heads up, but he ultimately prevailed to take down RunGood Poker Series Hard Rock Tulsa Main Event, pocketing $33,998 and a $2,000 Blaycation package to the season-ending championship in New Orleans.
The Kansas native overcame a field of 281 runners and a final table that included RunGood Pros Dan "Wretchy" Martin and Duma Lowery. All of the players who made the official final table of nine also booked packages to the RunGood Cup Championship.
Final Table Results
Day 2 began with 64 players, including notable names who fell short of the money such as RunGood Pros Samantha Abernathy, Ben Reason, and Clint Tolbert, as well as AP Phahurat and Will Berry. The latter proved to be the bubble boy, busting out in an all-in confrontation with the ever-active Rodney Spriggs on a flop when his did not improve against Spriggs' .
Notables to bust in the 36 paid places included RunGood Pros Jonathan Gaviao (34th), Bryan Campanello (24th), and Ray Henson (19th). Recent HPT Kansas City champ Greg Jennings ran deep but busted in 12th. Krista Lowery nearly joined her husband at the final table but took a beat when she three-bet jacks for about a quarter of her stack and Rick Robbins flopped a set of eights to bust her in 11th.
At the final table, Matt Ellis was the unfortunate player to bubble the $2,000 packages when he ran his into Jason White's . From there, Duma Lowery busted in a flip to his fellow RunGood Pro Martin, White then bowed out eighth, and JD Ontiveros followed him out the door in seventh.
Repp then pulled off an unlikely knockout when he opened for 75,000 during Level 23 (15,000/30,000/5,000) with the and called the shove of big blind Justin Custer, who had about 375,000. Custer turned over aces but watched helplessly as Repp made a straight on the board.
After busting Joseff Tittjung in fifth, Wretchy looked to be the favorite, holding a sizable stack and a big experience edge on his remaining opponents. However, he ran into a bad spot when he opened with the and got action from both blinds. Robbins bet out on the flop and Wretchy shipped it with his flush draw and two overs. Robbins snap-called and turned him dead with the when the fell.
Spriggs managed to double up once with a three-outer but his luck ran out when he got all in with a dominated ace a second time, sending his stack to Repp when his held against .
The heads-up battle lasted nearly two hours. Robbins began down nearly 4:1 but won with the against Repp's jacks and then held with one pair against Repp's flush draw and overcard to take the lead. Repp repeatedly raked in small pots to retake the lead though. Perhaps ready to gamble late in the night, he called Robbins' overbet shove on an flop with the and found a king on the river to make Broadway and take the win against Robbins' .
Congratulations to Troy Repp, the RunGood Poker Series Hard Rock Tulsa champion!
The RunGood Poker Series returns in early November for another event in its home state, this time at Downstream Casino, where PokerNews will again be handling live reporting duties.