Live Events 2
Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $565
Players 318

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Nick Aguilera Wins the Run it Up Reno Main Event! ($42,830)

Happy_Freaked • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Nick Aguilera
Nick Aguilera

After a thrilling three-day ride, it was Nick Aguilera who emerged as the 2015 Run it Up Reno Main Event champion. The win netted him a very handsome payday of $42,830, along with a massive gold trophy to display forever.

The final table started with eight hopefuls, all guaranteed to take home at least $3,830. In the lead to start was Las Vegas-based pro Jesse Capps. On the second hand of play, the field lost its first player. David Carey ended up all in for 365,000 in chips and was up against Eric Ethan's pocket jacks. Carey held two tens. The board brought no help for Carey, and he exited in eighth place.

On the 11th hand of play, it was Ethans, the co-founder of Suja Juice, who sent two players to the rail. Gina Stagnitto moved all in with queen-ten, Ethans called from the small blind with pocket eights, and Steve Kujubu, founder of Kombucha tea, shoved from the big blind with pocket jacks. Ethans called and spiked and eight to send the two players to the rail.

From there, Capps went on to extend his lead. As for the eventual winner Aguilera, he had a bit of luck to stay in the tournament. Aguilera doubled with ace-four against Gina Stagnitto's ace-jack, but from there he never got in trouble again.

Kristin Kane busted out in fifth place for $8,720 when she was unfortunate in a clash with Capps. Kane held king-jack suited, but Capps made a straight with queen-four to whittle the field down to just four players. Just a few hands later, it was the exact same situation that ended Mike Murphy's tournament. Murphy busted with king-jack to Capps' queen-four, and at that point the chip leader had more than half the chips in play.

Aguilera then doubled up twice, once through Ethans and once through Capps, to take the lead. Not too long after that, it was Ethans who busted out when he couldn't find a double up with ace-three versus Aguilera's queen-five suited. Ethans, who was the Day 1 chip leader, took home $16,830 for his efforts.

The heads-up battle only lasted a few hands, as Capps ended up all in for his tournament life with ace-eight against Aguilera's ace-ten suited. The board brought no help for Capps, and he had to settle for a $25,240 payday. As for Aguilera, he went home with the giant gold trophy, $42,830 in prize money, and the title of being Run it Up Reno champion.

Others to cash in the event included Dan O'Brien (26th), Michael Delvecchio (19th), and Oskar Sandberg (16th). This $565 re-entry event had 318 total entrants, easily surpassing the $100,000 guarantee.

Tags: David CareyEric EthansGina StagnittoJesse CappsKristin KaneMike MurphyNick AguileraSteve Kujubu

Jesse Capps Eliminated in 2nd Place ($25,240)

donpeters • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Jesse Capps - 2nd Place
Jesse Capps - 2nd Place

Hand #61: Jesse Capps and Nick Aguilera found all the money in the middle with Aguilera in a very dominating position to seal the deal and capture the 2015 Run It Up Main Event title. Capps was all in and at risk with the {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, and Aguilera had him on the ropes with the {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

On the {Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, Aguilera's lead looked a bit better when he added a flush draw. The turn was the {3-Diamonds}, and the river was the {2-Spades}. With that, Capps was eliminated in second place and took home $25,240 for his efforts.

Tags: Nick AguileraJesse Capps

The First Three

donpeters • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #58: Jesse Capps raised from the button with the {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Nick Aguilera reraised with the {A-}{10-} from the big blind. Capps folded, and Aguilera won the pot.

Hand #59: On the button, Aguilera raised to 160,000 with the {J-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Capps defended the big blind with a call holding the {Q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, and the flop came down {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Both checked, and the turn was the {6-Diamonds}. Capps bet 80,000, and Aguilera folded.

Hand #60: Aguilera received a walk.

Nick Aguilera us
Nick Aguilera
us 5,700,000 100,000
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 2,250,000 -150,000

Tags: Nick AguileraJesse Capps

Level:
28
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

Break

donpeters • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

The two heads-up players are now on a break.

Eric Ethans Eliminated in 3rd Place ($16,830)

Happy_Freaked • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Eric Ethans
Eric Ethans

Hand #53: Jesse Capps looked down on {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} on the button and he limped after which Eric Ethans called with {8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} in the small blind. Aguilera checked and he flop brought out {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and Capps picked up the pot with a bet.

Hand #54: Eric Ethans raised to 120,000 with {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Nick Aguilera moved all in to put both his opponents at risk. Jesse Capps looked down on {4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and folded, as did Ethans.

Hand #55: Jesse Capps raised to 130,000 with {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Eric Ethans folded his big blind.

Hand #56: Eric Ethans raised from the small blind to 140,000 with {9-Spades}{5-Spades} and Nick Aguilera called in the big blind. The flop brought out {Q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, Ethans checked and Aguilera bet 150,000 after which Ethans folded.

Hand #57: Eric Ethans moved all in for 453,000 and Nick Aguilera called.

Aguilera: {A-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Ethans: {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and the six on the river gave Aguilera a winning straight. The tournament is now down to just two players, Jesse Capps and Nick Aguilera.

Nick Aguilera us
Nick Aguilera
us 6,000,000 900,000
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 2,000,000
Eric Ethans us
Eric Ethans
us Busted

Tags: Eric EthansJesse CappsNick Aguilera

Ethans Drops To Under 1 Million

donpeters • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #50: Jesse Capps had the button. He folded the {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}, and Eric Ethans raised to 130,000 with the {7-Hearts}{5-Spades} from the small blind. Nick Aguilera reraised to 325,000 with an unknown hand, and Ethans called.

Ethans checked in the dark, and the flop came down {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Aguilera checked behind, and the turn was the {3-Diamonds} to pair the board. Ethans checked, and Aguilera bet 250,000. Ethans folded, and Aguilera won the pot.

Hand #51: Ethans had the button, and he raised to 150,000 with the {6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Everyone folded, and Ethans won the pot.

Hand #52: Aquilera had the button and raised to 150,000 with an unknown hand. Play moved to Ethans in the big blind with the {K-Spades}{J-Spades}, and he reraised to 310,000. Aguilera called, and the flop fell {9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}. Ethans bet 450,000, and Aguilera called.

The turn was the {10-Hearts}, and Ethans checked with just about 900,000 left in his stack. Aguilera checked behind, and the river was the {2-Diamonds}. Ethans checked, and Aguilera checked. Aguilera showed the {A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}, and he won the pot.

Nick Aguilera us
Nick Aguilera
us 5,100,000 1,500,000
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 2,000,000 -100,000
Eric Ethans us
Eric Ethans
us 850,000 -850,000

Tags: Eric EthansJesse CappsNick Aquilera

Runner-Runner Flush for Ethans

Happy_Freaked • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #45: Eric Ethans raised from the button to 140,000 with {Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and Jesse Capps called from the big blind with {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}. The flop brought out {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Capps checked to Ethans who bet, and Capps folded right away.

Hand #46: Jesse Capps limped in the small blind holding {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Eric Ethans raised to 225,000 with {A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. That was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #47: Jesse Capps raised to 135,000 from the button with {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Nick Aguilera called from the big blind. Capps bet on the {J-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} and picked up the pot.

Hand #48: Nick Aguilera called in the small blind and Jesse Capps checked his option. The flop came down {8-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Aguilera check-called 60,000. On the turn the {8-Clubs} hit and Aguilera checked again. Capps checked behind and on the river the {K-Clubs} popped up.

Aguilera bet 100,000 on the river and Capps folded his cards. Capps folded his {Q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} right away.

Hand #49: Jesse Capps limped in the small blind with {K-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Eric Ethans checked with {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}. The flop brought out {J-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and Capps checked to Ethans who bet 75,000 and Capps called. The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Capps check-called another 125,000. The river brought the {Q-Hearts} and Capps checked again. Ethans checked behind with a made flush, and he raked in the pot.

Nick Aguilera us
Nick Aguilera
us 3,600,000 -100,000
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 2,100,000 -500,000
Eric Ethans us
Eric Ethans
us 1,700,000 400,000

Tags: Eric EthansJesse CappsNick Aguilera