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PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend’s RGPS Bossier City Main Event

RGPS Bossier City

The latest stop of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Showbound” season kicks off tomorrow at Horseshoe Bossier City in Bossier City, Louisiana. The six-day series will culminate this weekend with a $575 buy-in, $100K GTD Main Event, a tournament the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be covering in full.

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 table 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.

This stop marks the third-to-last chance players have to qualify. The penultimate stop will take place April 23-28 at Harrah’s North Kansas City, while the final stop will be April 30-May 5 at Hard Rock Tulsa in Oklahoma.

What to Expect from the RGPS Bossier City

The stop kicks off Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT with the $135 RunGood Pro Bounty. Special guests will be holding bounty envelopes that contain prizes varying between $1,000 cash and RunGood apparel store credit.

In last year's RGPS Bossier City Main Event, 378 entrants took to the felt and 42-year-old veteran of the oil industry Gary Burks of Gladewater, Texas came out on top to win $41,519, a pair of boots from Boot Factory Outlet, and a custom belt buckle from Montana Silversmiths.

It was also there that Trace Holder topped a 186-entry field to win the $135 RunGood Pro Bounty for $4,832 and Andrew Dosser came out on top of a 340-entry field to win the $180 DeepStack for $10,933.

This year’s RGPS Bossier City is expected to be even bigger and better.

RGPS Bossier City Showbound Schedule

Tuesday, March 26NoonRG Main Satellite$85
Tuesday, March 267 p.m.RG Pro Bounty$135
Wednesday, March 27NoonRG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight A$180
Wednesday, March 277 p.m.RG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight B$180
Thursday, March 28NoonDeepStack finals-
Thursday, March 287 p.m.RG Main Satellite$145
Friday, March 29NoonRG Main Satellite$145
Friday, March 297 p.m.RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight A$575
Saturday, March 30NoonRG Main Event $100K GTD Flight B$575
Saturday, March 307 p.m.RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight C$575
Sunday, March 31NoonMain Finals 

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

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  • A series of side events and satellites will lead up to this weekend's Main Event which PokerNews will cover in full.

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