PokerStars WCOOP 2020 2020 PACOOP 2020 WPT World Online Championships
RunGood Cup Championship
RunGood Cup Championship
Day 1b Completed

Monster Finish Propels Woodson to Day 1b Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Tim Woodson
Tim Woodson

Tim Woodson made the final table of RunGood Council Bluffs before ultimately finishing ninth for $3,590, but he has his sights set much bigger after a monster finish to Day 1b of the 2015 RunGood Cup Championship here in New Orleans.

Woodson bagged the chip lead with 359,000 to lead the 30 remaining players after 13 levels of play.

Two huge hands propelled Woodson far past his competitors, both occurring during Level 13 (1,500/3,000/500). First, Woodson faced off with fellow Council Bluffs final table participant Thaddeus Wolff on an {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades} board in a battle of the blinds. Acting first, Woodson bet 8,500 and Wolff called. On the {3-Diamonds} river, Woodson decided on a small bet of just 8,500 more, and Wolff again called after some thought. Woodson showed him the {a-Spades}{5-Spades} for aces full to win the pot.

Just a bit later, Woodson dragged possibly the biggest pot of the tournament thus far when he opened for a raise and got three-bet by RunGood Pro Ben Reason to 21,500. Curtis Edens was in the big blind and pushed all in for approximately 40,000, and Woodson thought about a minute before putting Reason all in as well for around 100,000. Reason called with {a-}{k-}, and Edens had {10-}{10-}, but Woodson had them both destroyed with two aces. The board ran out clean for Woodson as nobody improved.

Others joining Woodson in bagging up included Jeremy Eyer (217,000), Cherie Baber (188,500), Jacob Naquin (165,500), RunGood Pro Ryan Tepen (102,000), David Chocheles (65,500), Matt Sztamburski (55,000), and RunGood Council Bluffs champ Brandon Fish (36,000).

Some players eliminated on Day 1b included former champs Troy Repp and Ross Bybee, as well as RunGoods Pro Duma Lowery, Michael Sanders, Dan Martin, and Jonathan Gaviao.

Those players eliminated still have one more chance to punch a ticket to Day 2, as one flight still remains. Day 1c kicks off Saturday at noon, and PokerNews will be on hand for more live reporting.

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donpeters • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Rich Ryan and Donnie Peters discuss Wednesday's RAWA hearing and the latest PokerStars press release, and Daniel Weinman joins the program to talk about his first big win, OFC with Michael Jordan and John Smoltz, and much more.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Tim Woodson us 359,000 -11,000
Jeremy Eyer us 217,000 217,000
Cherie Baber us 188,500 188,500
Jacob Naquin 165,500 165,500
Sheela Dankas 123,000 123,000
Brett Rager 120,500 -7,500
Rob Quin 114,000 114,000
Ryan Tepen us 102,000 2,000
Thomas Rouzan 99,500 99,500
Henry Gill 99,500 99,500
Corey Harrison us 98,500 98,395
Patrick Eskandar us 93,500 93,500
Sherry Haney 87,000 14,000
Chris Savage us 87,000 87,000
Charles Gregerson 75,000 75,000
Mike Henrich 71,500 37,500
Mark Megalli 69,500 69,500
Bach Vu 68,500 68,500
Terry Comeaux 66,500 66,500
David Chocheles 65,500 50,200
Jason Morris 61,000 61,000
Robbie Matthews 56,500 -13,500
Matt Sztamburski 55,000 23,800
H Doan 54,500 54,500
Randolph Reese 54,000 -16,600

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Woodson Wins Massive Pot, Solidifies Lead

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
RunGood Cup Championship Day 1b
RunGood Cup Championship Day 1b

Tim Woodson opened for a raise and saw Ben Reason three-bet to 21,500 behind him. Big blind Curtis Edens shoved all in for about 40,000, and Woodson thought about a minute and dropped his whole stack of T10,000s in to put Reason all in. The RunGood Pro called it off.

Woodson: {a-}{a-}
Reason: {a-}{k-}
Edens: {10-}{10-}

The board ran out clean for Woodson, and he dragged the huge pot. He now seems all but certain to bag tonight's chip lead.

Tim Woodson us 370,000 130,000
Ben Reason Busted

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Woodson Gets Value from Wolff

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Thaddeus Wolff and Tim Woodson were in a battle of the blinds, and the latter bet 8,500 on the {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades} board. Wolff called, and the board double-paired on the {3-Diamonds} river. Wolff tanked awhile and called another 8,500 from Woodson, who turned over {a-Spades}{5-Spades} for aces full. Wolff mucked, and Woodson appears to be the chip leader.

Tim Woodson us 240,000 150,000
Thaddeus Wolff 37,100

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Bottom Full for Heaps

mnuwwarah • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

B Vu opened under the gun to 5,200 and got a call from Curtis Edens in the cutoff. Mike Henrich three-bet to 15,000 on the button, and both opponents called and checked to him on {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Clubs}. Henrich bet 20,000 and only Vu called. It went check-check on the {3-Spades} turn, and Vu thought about a minute and fired 27,700 on the {6-Clubs} river. Henrich called.

Vu showed {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for a flopped boat and Henrich mucked.

B Vu 140,000
Mike Henrich 34,000 -71,000

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Fish Induces a Bluff

mnuwwarah • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Brandon Fish
Brandon Fish

Brandon Fish opened for a raise and got one caller from the button. Both players checked down the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Hearts} board until the player on the button fired 10,000 on the end. Fish thought about a minute and flicked in a call.

"Good call," his opponent said, turning over two deuces.

Fish showed {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and took the pot.

Brandon Fish us 90,000 49,500

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