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PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend’s RGPS Downstream Showbound Main Event

RGPS Showbound

The latest stop of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Showbound” season is happening now at Downstream Casino and Resort in Joplin, Missouri, and this weekend the PokerNews live reporting crew will be on hand to capture all the action from the $575 buy-in, $100K GTD Main Event.

Located less than three hours from Kansas City, Downstream’s Pavilion Event Center is playing host to a series of side events and satellites leading up to the Showbound Main Event.

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.

Several players received invitations in the RGPS Council Bluffs stop earlier this month. It was there that Nick Burris, AKA Re-Burris because of his home game rebuy record, came out on top of a 399-entry field to win a $44,767 first-place prize. Others to cash that stop’s Main were MSPT champ Travis Gant (2nd - $27,664), Blair Hinkle (11th - $3,427), and Julie Cornelius (30th - $1,274), just to name a few.

Remaining2019 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

What to Expect from the RGPS Downstream

The stop actually kicked off Tuesday night when Mike Spyers topped a 169-entry field to win the $135 RunGood Pro Bounty event for $4,791 and a seat into the Showbound Invitational.

Others currently at Downstream for the RGPS are Uncle Ron, Hard Rock Tulsa Poker Manager Cody Hughey, David and Kristina Donaldson, Daniel Lowery, Ian Nelson, and Lexy Gavin.

RGPS Downstream Showbound Schedule

Tuesday, February 197 p.m.RG Pro Bounty$135
Wednesday, February 20NoonRG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight A$185
Wednesday, February 207 p.m.RG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight B$185
Thursday, February 21NoonDeepStack finals-
Thursday, February 213 p.m.PLO-MANIA$135 w/ $20 rebuys
Thursday, February 217 p.m.6-Max NLH $10K GTD$165
Friday, February 22NoonRG Main Event Satellite (10 seats GTD)$145
Friday, February 224 p.m.RG Main Event Turbo Satellite (5 seats GTD)$145
Friday, February 227 p.m.RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight A$575
Saturday, February 23NoonRG Main Event $100K GTD Flight B$145
Saturday, February 234 p.m.RG Main Event Turbo Satellite (5 seats GTD)$145
Saturday, February 237 p.m.RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight C$575
Sunday, February 24NoonMain Finals-
Sunday, February 243 p.m.RG Double Stack Turbo$165

Main Event Details

As for the Main Event, that tournament will feature three starting flights beginning with Flight A at 7 p.m. on Friday night. Flights B and C will take place on Saturday at Noon and 7 p.m. respectively. The surviving players from all flights will then return for Day 2 at Noon on Sunday and play down to a winner.

Each Day 1 flight will see players start with 20,000 in chips and play a dozen 30-minute levels. Levels switch to 45 minutes on Day 2. Players are allowed to enter or reenter the event until the start of Level 9. A 15-minute break will be taken after every four levels.

Day 1 Structure

LevelDurationSmall BlindBig BlindBig Blind Ante
130 min100100-
230 min100100100
330 min100200200
430 min200300300
530 min200400400
630 min300600600
730 min400800800
830 min5001,0001,000
930 min6001,2001,200
1030 min8001,6001,600
1130 min1,0002,0002,000
1230 min1,5002,5002,500

To book a hotel room at Downstream, use code “RNGPK” for $59 Rooms Sunday-Thursday, $70 Rooms Friday, $89 Rooms Saturday. Call (918) 919-6000 and book your room today.

Lead image courtesy of RGPS

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

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