Dennis Thurman Wins RunGood Tunica

Dennis Thurman

The first stop of the RunGood Old West tour hit Tunica and brought out the second-largest field in RG Main Event history. 536 entrants created a prize pool of $268,000.

Two days of poker later, Dennis Thurman walked away with the first-place prize of $61,640 along with the cowboy boots and custom RGPS belt buckle.

The first stop of the RunGood Old West tour hit Tunica and brought out the second-largest field in RG Main Event history

Thurman hails from Missouri and carries plenty of poker experience from his days playing poker on the East Coast. In his first RG Main Event, Thurman topped a tough field and RunGood's Dan Lowery heads-up to win the title.

At the start of Day 2, Thurman opened play with 51,000 but quickly spun his way up into contention. He entered the final table in the middle of the pack and stayed out of Lowery's way while the latter eliminated player after player.

Heads up play started with Lowery holding a 3-1 advantage but Thurman quickly made his move. He doubled up at the start of heads-up play and chipped up from there.

Play went back and forth until Lowery had Thurman at risk again. Lowery held {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} against Thurman's {5-Hearts}{5-Spades} but Thurman flopped a set to take the lead. A few hands later, Thurman closed out the match when he hit with {k-Hearts}{6-Clubs} against Lowery's {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}. The {k-Diamonds} on the turn locked up the title for Thurman.

This tournament marks the conclusion of the RGPS Old West in Tunica. On behalf of RunGood, thank you to all of the Horseshoe tournament staff, ambassadors, and players for a great series. We'll see you next on the RunGood Series in Kansas City from September 17-22 for a $100,000 guaranteed Main Event.

RunGood Tunica Final Table Results

1Dennis ThurmanUnited States$61,640
2Dan LoweryUnited States$37,520
3Adam WandlerUnited States$24,924
4Marshall BaileyUnited States$17,420
5David NewmanUnited States$12,908
6Ryan EnisUnited States$10,050
7Jared InglesUnited States$8,174
8Grant HartUnited States$6,700
9Michael PeltUnited States$5,360
10Robert ShuptrineUnited States$4,368

RunGood Tunica Event Results

$575RG Main Event532Dennis Thurman$61,640
$135RunGood Pro Bounty305Bobby Woodruff$7,005
$150One-Day144Vernell Hoskins$5,000
$185DeepStack430Justin Gardenhire$14,144
$100Turbo115Hau Duong$2,589
Justin Gardenhire
Justin Gardenhire won the $185 RunGood Deepstack, taking home a massive $14,144.

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