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PokerNews to Live Report Ante Up Poker Tour & RunGood Poker Series Events in 2019

Ante Up Poker Tour

PokerNews is proud to announce that this weekend we’ll be live reporting two Main Events across the United States — the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Horseshoe Council Bluffs and Ante Up Poker Tour at Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs.

RGPS Kicks Off Spring Season

The RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) will kick off its new “Showbound” season February 5-10 at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, which is right across the river from Omaha, Nebraska. For the first time since 2016, PokerNews is teaming with the RGPS to offer live updates for the $575 buy-in $100k GTD Main Event, which will feature three flights February 8-10.

Throughout the 2019 RGPS Showbound Season, powered by PokerGO, players have the chance to win invitations to compete in a season-ending invite-only freeroll satellite at Hard Rock Tulsa for a pair of $5,000 Sit & Go seats to be on Poker After Dark in Las Vegas. Packages include an “airfare and hotel” travel stipend (Must be 21 to participate in the freeroll satellite, invitations are non-transferable, limited to one invitation and seat per player.)

To receive an invite, all you need to do is win any RGPS Showbound side event or final able any Main Event. “Showbound Powered by PokerGO” will encourage tournament participants at all tour stops to dress to impress and walk the crimson carpet on their way to the poker table.

2019 RGPS Showbound Stops

  • February 5-10 – Council Bluffs, IA
  • February 19-24 – Joplin, MO
  • March 5-10 Tunica, MS
  • March 26-31 – Bossier City, LA
  • April 23-28 – Kansas City, MO
  • April 30-May 5 – Tulsa, OK
RunGood Poker Series Showbound

“As a kid, I would always daydream about being able to compete in front of thousands of people,” said President and RunGood Poker Series owner Tana Karn. “With the partnership of PokerGO and the RunGood Poker Series, we get to make that dream come true for two individuals on one of poker’s most beloved shows. We can’t wait to roll out the red carpet and have the world tune in for a spectacular season.”

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RGPS Council Bluffs Showbound Schedule

Tuesday, February 512 p.m.RG Main Event Satellite$85 w/ add-ons
Tuesday, February 57 p.m.RG Pro Bounty$135
Wednesday, February 612 p.m.RG DeepStack $20,000 GTD FLT A$185
Wednesday, February 67 p.m.RG DeepStack $20,000 GTD FLT B$185
Thursday, February 712 p.m.DeepStack Finals 
Thursday, February 712 p.m. – 6 p.m.Single Table Satellites$145
Thursday, February 77 p.m.Two Green Chip Bounty NLH$200
Friday, February 812 p.m.RG Main Event Satellite$145
Friday, February 812 p.m. – 6p.m.Single Table Satellites$145
Friday, February 87PMRG Main Event $100,000 GTD FLT A$575
Saturday, February 912 p.m.RG Main Event $100,000 GTD FLT B$575
Saturday, February 912 p.m. – 6 p.m.Single Table Satellites$145
Saturday, February 97 p.m.RG Main Event $100,000 GTD FLT C$575
Sunday, February 1010 a.m.RunGood Turbo NLH$100
Sunday, February 1012 p.m.Main Event Finals 

Ante Up Poker Tour in the Spotlight

Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Bay Downs

For the first time ever, PokerNews will capture the action from the Ante Up Poker Tour, which will host their first event of 2019 from February 4-10 at Silks Poker Room at Tampa Bay Downs, one of Florida’s premier thoroughbred racing tracks that features a 23-table poker room.

"The Ante Up Poker Tour was a natural fit, being a locally based company and having a long relationship of working together to help advertise our room.”

The stop will feature six events culminating with a $250 buy-in, five-flight Main Event. The winner of the Main Event will appear on the cover of the March 2019 issue of Ante Up Magazine and will receive a seat in the 2019 Ante Up World Championship Main Event.

“We hoped to add some value to the Main Event by putting together a Main Event that would draw a diverse group of players at a price point that could work for all players,” said Patrick Murphy, director of poker operations for The Silks. “The hope is to blow past the $60,000 guarantee.”

He continued: “The Silks Poker Room tries to offer our players a wide range of daily tournaments, promotions and the chance to compete in tournament series and events with bigger guarantees. The Ante Up Poker Tour was a natural fit, being a locally based company and having a long relationship of working together to help advertise our room.”

Ante Up Poker Tour was founded by Scott Long and Chris Cosenza, the publishers of Ante Up Magazine and hosts of the PokerCast, an award-winning weekly Internet audio show that dates back to 2007.

For more information on the Ante Up Poker Tour, visit

Ante Up Poker Tour Tampa Bay Downs Schedule

Monday, February 46 p.m.#1: $160 No-Limit Hold'em$10,000
Tuesday, February 51 p.m.#2: $130 Seniors (50 and older)$5,000
Tuesday, February 56 p.m.#3: $130 Monster Stack$5,000
Wednesday, February 61 p.m.#4: $130 No-Limit Hold'em$5,000
Wednesday, February 66 p.m.#5: $230 NLH Knockout ($50 bounties)$10,000
Thursday, February 76 p.m.$250 MAIN EVENT DAY 1A$60,000
Friday, February 81 p.m.$250 MAIN EVENT DAY 1B$60,000
Friday, February 86 p.m.$250 MAIN EVENT DAY 1C$60,000
Saturday, February 91 p.m.$250 MAIN EVENT DAY 1D$60,000
Saturday, February 96 p.m.$250 MAIN EVENT DAY 1E$60,000
Sunday, February 101 p.m.MAIN EVENT DAY 2$60,000

Images courtesy of RGPS and Ante Up Poker Tour

  • PokerNews will provide live updates from the @RGPokerSeries @HorseshoeIowa Main Event this weekend.

  • PokerNews will live report this weekend's @anteupmagazine Main Event @SilksPokerRoom @TampaBayDownsFL

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