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PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend’s RGPS Tunica Main Event

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The latest stop of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Showbound” season kicks off tonight at Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, Mississippi. It 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.

Several players received invitations at the RGPS Council Bluffs and Downstream stops last month. At the former, Nick Burris topped a 399-entry field to win a $44,767 first-place prize, while at the latter Kyle Kinder navigated a 372-entry field to win the title and $42,781 top prize.

Others to make the final table and receive a Showbound invite are Nic Petree, Lance Hendricks, Papa Karn, William McCracken, Shane Fuller, Matt Blackwell, Li Wu, Norm Glueckert, and Clyde Lorance.

Remaining 2019 RGPS Showbound Stops

  • 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 Tunica

The stop kicks off at 7 p.m. CT tonight 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. While the event usually offers ten bounties, they’ve decided to double it to 20 in Tunica.

Among the prizes will be cash from $100-$1,000, a PS4 Slim with games, a Nintendo Switch with games, three pairs of Bose Wireless headphones, and two seats into the $575 Main Event.

In last year's RGPS Main Event, 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.

Among those slated to attend the series are World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright, Michael Sanders, Daniel Weinand, Ross Bybee, Justin Gardenhire, Keith Ferrera, and Dan “Wretchy” Martin.

RGPS Tunica Showbound Schedule

Tuesday, March 57 p.m.RG Pro Bounty$135
Wednesday, March 6NoonRG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight A$185
Wednesday, March 67 p.m.RG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight B$185
Thursday, March 7NoonDeepStack finals-
Thursday, March 7NoonRG One Day NLH$165
Thursday, March 77 p.m.RG Mega-Satellite$145
Friday, March 8NoonRG Main Event Satellite$145
Friday, March 84 p.m.RG Main Event Turbo Satellite$145
Friday, March 87 p.m.RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight A$575
Saturday, March 99 a.m.RG Main Event Turbo Satellite$145
Saturday, March 9NoonRG Main Event $100K GTD Flight B$145
Saturday, March 94 p.m.RG Main Event Turbo Satellite$145
Saturday, March 97 p.m.RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight C$575
Sunday, March 10NoonMain Finals 
Sunday, March 102 p.m.RG Turbo$100

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

Book your room today by calling the poker room at (662) 357-5608 for hotel reservations! ($45 + Tax & Resort Fees on Weekdays and $85 + Tax & Resort Fees on Weekends.)

Lead image courtesy of RGPS

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

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