David "ODB" Baker Wins Hard Rock Tulsa RunGood Poker Main Event For $29,154
After three days of action, RunGood pro David "ODB" Baker finished on top of the 286-player field to win the $675 buy-in Hard Rock Tulsa RunGood Poker $100,000 Guaranteed Main Event for $29,154 after making a three-way deal.
The final day of action began on Sunday with 58 hopefuls returning to play for the 36 spots that cashed. Periods of fast action defined the day with players busting in flurries before Baker navigated to the final table and won the championship.
The field played down a final table by dinner time with a mix of pros like Baker and Cary Marshall and local players like John Reynolds, Jody Briscoe and Tai Du.
RunGood pros had a good showing with Ben Reason and Justin Gardenhire just missing out on the final table and Jose Montes (21st - $1,519), Mina Greco (24th - $1,519) and Ray Henson (25th - $1,519) all making deep runs in the money.
Baker earned the first knockout of the final table when Shelby Fall moved all in with queen high. Baker called holding an ace, it held and Fall was eliminated in ninth place for $4,066.
A couple hands later Marshall knocked out Leslie Hallaway in eighth place for $4,724 when she ran into kicker problems. She shoved her short stack with , Marshall called with and paired his queen on the flop.
Marshall picked up another elimination when Joe Ferguson shoved with pocket fives. Marshall had an ace, paired it on the flop and sent Ferguson to the rail in seventh place for $5,703.
Briscoe was the next elimination when he shoved with ace-king and Reynolds called with pocket deuces. Briscoe never improved and was eliminated in sixth place for $6,750.
Five-handed play stalled and they played quite a while without an elimination. Marshall was the next out in fifth place for $8,606 he when ran a failed bluff on Reynolds, even saying, "C'mon finish me off," while Reynolds was in the tank.
Du, an Oklahoma attorney, was eliminated in fourth place and walked away with $11,474 after making a hero call when Baker shoved with sixes out of the small blind. Du missed the board holding and his exit prompted chop talks between the remaining three players.
Baker held 2.4 million, Reynolds had 1.9 million and Stephan Guy was the short stack with 1.1 million when the ICM calculator came out. The three liked the numbers, shook hands and Baker won his first RunGood trophy.
Final Table Payouts
|1||David "ODB" Baker||$29,154*|
*Reflects heads-up deal
The tour picks up and travels to Harrah's Kansas City with a week of action on Tuesday and the Main Event kicking off on Friday. Keep PokerNews bookmarked to follow all the RunGood action.
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