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William "Cody" Stanford Wins Second Ring in RGPS Tunica Main Event

Cody Stanford

William "Cody" Stanford has won the RunGood Poker Series $575 Main Event at Horseshoe Tunica. He topped a field of 523 entries to claim $41,724 and the All-Star ring, as well as the season-ending All-Star event seat in Las Vegas.

Stanford was guaranteed a seat when the final table got three-handed since he was also in the lead for the Casino Championship. Earlier this week, Stanford won the $300 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament.

Stanford topped off a long day with one of the longer final tables in RGPS recent history. The players finished play at just before 4 a.m. and it was Stanford who got all in ahead against Walker Miskelly to take down the RGPS Main Event title.

The day started with 114 players returning and, after 16 hours of play, Stanford became the latest member of the All-Star field.

2020 RunGood Poker Series Horseshoe Tunica Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize (USD)
1William "Cody" Stanford$41,724*
2Walker Miskelly$26,297*
3James Dowen$26,159*
4Jason Rogers$26,570*
5Chase Turner$30,001*
6Jacob Corda$9,806
7Adam Byars$7,976
8Michael Sanders$6,538
9Chase Buxton$5,230

*Denotes four-way deal.

Final Table Action

The final table started with Chase Buxton being eliminated in ninth place. Buxton shoved in late position into Stanford who had pocket jacks and held to eliminate Buxton.

Then, Michael Sanders was eliminated in eighth place after racing against James Dowen. Sanders couldn't catch up to Dowen and he was eliminated.

Adam Byars fell in seventh place after a couple of all ins. First, he was against a shorter stack and lost, then he was the shorter stack and lost. On his last hand, it was Chase Turner that finished the job.

Jacob Corda fell in sixth place after shoving a suited king into the pocket fives of Turner.

With five players remaining a deal was made. Each would take their share of an ICM chop minus $2,000 or $3,000 apiece. They set aside $11,000 for first place and played for that amount after locking up their ICM winnings.

Turner was eliminated in fifth place by Miskelly after running ace-high into a better ace. Miskelly held and Turner was sent home.

Miskelly took out Jason Rogers next in fourth place. Rogers called with king-queen and was against Miskelly's pocket aces. Miskelly held and took a big lead into three-handed play.

The final three players went back and forth for a while, with Dowen doubling up a few different times before eventually falling in third place. Stanford had pocket jacks and was racing against Dowen who moved all in from the button. Stanford held and eliminated Dowen in third.

It didn't take long for Stanford to seal his second tournament win of the series. He was in the lead for the Casino Champion All-Star seat, but thanks to his win it will be Chase Turner taking down that title for a seat of his own.

RGPS Tunica Side Event Winners

Here's a look at all those who captured titles at the RGPS Tunica:

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $135 Pro Bounty401$40,100Chris Moneymaker$9,214
Event #2: $185 Deepstack486$69,498John Holley$12,095
Event #3: $165 NLH144$18,432Richard “RC” Hughes$5,159
Event #4: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha70$18,410William “Cody” Stanford$6,075
Event #5: $100 Closer141$10,575Blake Jones$1,608

Upcoming 2020 RunGood Poker Series Stops

The RGPS will now move on to Bossier City in a few weeks. PokerNews.com will be on hand to follow all the action all season long as more and more All-Stars join the field for what is sure to be an amazing event at the PokerGO studio.

DatesVenueStop
March 31 – April 5Horseshoe Bossier CityBossier City, LA
April 21-26Harrah's North Kansas CityKansas City, MO
April 28 – May 3Hard Rock TulsaTulsa, OK
June 9 - 14Grand CasinoOklahoma City, OK

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  • It was Stanford's second victory of the week after winning the $300 PLO event!

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