RGPS Thunder Valley Season $1M GTD Season Final Gets Underway Next Month

RGPS Season Finale

After wrapping up at Jamul Casino in San Diego, the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) is ending 2022 in truly spectacular fashion as the team heads to northern California for RGPS Contenders Thunder Valley, which will feature the poker stop's first-ever $1 million guaranteed event.

In addition to the $2,500 buy-in RunGood Season Finale, the RGPS Thunder Valley stop, set to run Nov. 25-Dec. 6, will feature a $1,000 buy-in RunGood Take 1 event with a $250,000 guarantee and plenty of other events and satellites.

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$1 Million Guarantee

The $1 million guaranteed RunGood Season Finale, which was announced in March and which PokerNews will be live reporting, will feature two starting flights, the first of which gets underway on Dec. 3. at noon local time. In exchange for their $2,500 buy-in, players will receive a starting stack of 40,000 chips and blinds of 100/200/200.

Levels will last for 60 minutes in duration with 15-minute breaks every two levels. Registration will remain open until the start of Level 9 and players will be allowed one re-entry on Day 1a, Day 1b and before the start of Day 2 on Dec. 5.

Day 3 of the Season Finale will take place on Dec. 6 and will play down to a winner, who will take home the lion's share of the $1 million guaranteed prize pool. Additionally, the winner will be awarded an entry to the RGPS All-Stars ProAm event in Las Vegas in December.

Plenty More Guarantees

In addition to the Season Finale, the RGPS Thunder Valley stop will feature plenty of big events, kicking off with the $1,100 buy-in RunGood Take 1 event with a $250,000 guarantee. The event features two starting flights Nov. 25-26 and will play to a winner on Day 2 on Nov. 27.

Later in the series, a $300 buy-in RunGood Knockout event will take place where players can win $100 bounties for every player they eliminate, as well as a RunGood Ambassador Bomb Pot Bounty event with a $135 buy-in.

Thunder Valley
Thunder Valley

A $600 buy-in RunGood Studio Ticket event will begin on Nov. 30 and will feature a $100,000 guarantee, in addition to awarding a seat to the ProAm event. Similarly, the $1,000 buy-in RunGood Director's Cut toward the end of the series will have a $100,000 prize pool up for grabs.

There will be a number of satellites and step satellites throughout the series where players can will seats into events for as little as $75 or $150.

Orr Struck Gold at Last Thunder Valley Stop

At the last RGPS Thunder Valley stop in January, the $575 buy-in Main Event attracted a record-setting 890 entries across three starting flights to generate a near-half-million prize pool of $445,000.

In that event, Kasey Orr bested the massive field and took home $65,728 and the trophy after a heads-up deal with Nicolaus Estrella, who in turn pocketed $65,726.

Kasey Orr
Kasey Orr

Other players who were in the record-breaking field included included Eric Estrellado, Martin Abraham, Jeff Platt, Frank Saunders, Dustin Orozco, Tsolmon Jargalsaikhan, Blong Moua, Bernard Lee, and Julie Cornelius.

RGPS Thunder Valley Final Table Results

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PLACEPLAYERPRIZE (IN USD)
1Kasey Orr$65,728*
2Nicolaus Estrella$65,726*
3Dustin Russell$34,815
4Jack Jenco$26,075
5Mike Hanson$19,760
6Ryan Awwad$15,755
7Theresa Cummings$13,040
8Daniel Hatch$10,370
9Balthazar Villa$7,790

*Denotes heads-up deal.

After RGPS Thunder Valley, the RunGood team will close out the year with the RGPS All-Stars ProAm event at PokerGO Studio Dec. 16-17.

2022 RGPS Thunder Valley Schedule

 DATEEVENT
 Nov. 251A RunGood Take 1 $250,000 GTD (Buy-In $1,000)
 Nov. 261B RunGood Take 1 $250,000 GTD (Buy-In $1,000)
 Nov. 27Step Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $400 RunGood Season Finale Satellite Entry (Buy-In $100, 20 seats GTD)
 Nov. 27Day 2 RunGood Take 1 $250,000 GTD (Buy-In $1,000)
 Nov. 27Step Satellite - 1 in 7 win a $2,500 RunGood Season Finale Entry (Buy-In $400, 20 seats GTD)
 Nov. 27RunGood Knockout (Buy-In $300, $100 Bounties)
 Nov. 28Satellite - 1 in 10 win a $600 RunGood Studio Ticket Entry (Buy-In $75, 5 seats GTD)
 Nov. 28RunGood Ambassador Bomb Pot Bounty (Buy-In $135)
 Nov. 29Satellite - 1 in 10 win a $600 RunGood Studio Ticket Entry (Buy-In $75, 5 seats GTD)
 Nov. 291A RunGood Fifty-Five $55,000 GTD (Buy-In $255)
 Nov. 291B RunGood Fifty-Five $55,000 GTD (Buy-In $255)
 Nov. 30Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $600 RunGood Studio Ticket Entry (Buy-In $140, 10 seats GTD)
 Nov. 30Day 2 RunGood Fifty-Five $55,000 GTD (Buy-In $255)
 Nov. 301A RunGood Studio Ticket $100,000 GTD (Buy-In $600)
 Nov. 30Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $600 RunGood Studio Ticket Entry (Buy-In $140, 10 seats GTD)
 Dec. 1Turbo Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $600 RunGood Studio Ticket Entry (Buy-In $140, 10 seats GTD)
 Dec. 11B RunGood Studio Ticket $100,000 GTD (Buy-In $600)
 Dec. 1Step Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $400 RunGood Season Finale Satellite Entry (Buy-In $100, 10 seats GTD)
 Dec. 2Day 2 RunGood Studio Ticket $100,000 GTD (Buy-In $600)
 Dec. 2RunGood PLO (Buy-in $500)
 Dec. 2Step Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $400 RunGood Season Finale Satellite Entry (Buy-In $100, 20 seats GTD)
 Dec. 2Shootout Satellite - 1 in 7 win a $2,500 RunGood Season Finale Entry (Buy-In $400, 30 seats GTD)
 Dec. 3Turbo Satellite - 1 in 7 win a $2,500 RunGood Season Finale Entry (Buy-In $400, 5 seats GTD)
 Dec. 31A RunGood Season Finale $1,000,000 GTD (Buy-In $2,500)
 Dec. 4Last Chance Turbo Satellite - 1 in 7 win a $2,500 RunGood Season Finale Entry (Buy-In $400, 5 seats GTD)
 Dec. 41B RunGood Season Finale $1,000,000 GTD (Buy-In $2,500)
 Dec. 5Satellite - 1 in 8 win a $1,000 RunGood Director's Cut Entry (Buy-In $150, 10 seats GTD)
 Dec. 5Day 2 RunGood Season Finale $1,000,000 GTD (Buy-In $2,500)
 Dec. 5Day 1 RunGood Director's Cut $100,000 GTD (Buy-In $1,000)
 Dec. 6Satellite - 1 in 5 win a $500 RunGood Curtain Call Entry (Buy-In $125, 10 seats GTD)
 Dec. 6RunGood HORSE (Buy-in $500)
 Dec. 6Day 3 RunGood Season Finale $1,000,000 GTD (Buy-In $2,500)
 Dec. 6Day 2 RunGood Director's Cut $100,000 GTD (Buy-In $1,000)
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