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Craig Dick Bags Day 1a Chip Lead in RunGood Poker Series Downstream

Craig Dick

After a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, Craig Dick managed to recover from a series of losses to bag the most chips (309,000) at the end of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Downstream Main Event Day 1a flight, which drew 83 entrants.

Second in chips among the advancing 12 players is William McCracken, who came on strong in the last few levels to bag 265,500, while Shannon Scott amassed most of his stack by Level 8 and simply held onto them through the end of play.

Others to bag and tag were Matt Bond (181,500), Mike Tang (117,500), Bart Bogard (52,500), and the short-stacked Daniel Lowery.

Day 1a Chip Counts

1Craig Dick309,000
2William McCracken265,500
3Shannon Scott210,500
4Clyde Lorance184,500
5Matt Bond181,500
6Lance Hendricks133,500
7Mike Tang117,500
8Bill Sanders66,000
9Chad Samuel59,500
10Bart Bogard52,500
11Roger Eggers52,000
12Daniel Lowery48,500

Among those to play and fall on 1a were Grant Hinkle, Mike Kennedy, Mike Klatt, Mason Hinkle, Mark Martin, RGPS Council Bluffs champ Nick Burris, and Mike Marne.

Daniel Lowery
Daniel Lowery

Marne fell in the penultimate level of the night when Lowery opened the pot for 5,000 and Marne moved all in for around 16,000 next-to-act. Everyone else folded and Lowery called.

Lowery: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Marne: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

"That's about the best I could ask for with this hand," Marne said after seeing that he has two overcards to Lowery's pocket pair. Unfortunately for him, the board ran out {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Marne hit the rail.9

Day 1b kicks off at Noon Saturday with Day 1c scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday evening. The twelve Day 1a survivors will join the remaining players from the other two flights for Day 2 at Noon on Sunday to play down to a champion.

You can follow updates from the RGPS Downstream, and all Main Events during the Showbound season, right here on PokerNews. From early action to final table bustouts, will bring you all the highlights on the way to crowning a champion.

  • Craig Dick leads the 12 players who bagged Day 1a of the @RGPokerSeries @DSCasinoResort Main Event.

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