Dennis Thurman Wins RunGood Tunica
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 against Thurman's but Thurman flopped a set to take the lead. A few hands later, Thurman closed out the match when he hit with against Lowery's . The 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
|1||Dennis Thurman||United States||$61,640|
|2||Dan Lowery||United States||$37,520|
|3||Adam Wandler||United States||$24,924|
|4||Marshall Bailey||United States||$17,420|
|5||David Newman||United States||$12,908|
|6||Ryan Enis||United States||$10,050|
|7||Jared Ingles||United States||$8,174|
|8||Grant Hart||United States||$6,700|
|9||Michael Pelt||United States||$5,360|
|10||Robert Shuptrine||United States||$4,368|
RunGood Tunica Event Results
|$575||RG Main Event||532||Dennis Thurman||$61,640|
|$135||RunGood Pro Bounty||305||Bobby Woodruff||$7,005|
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