Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
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 board in a battle of the blinds. Acting first, Woodson bet 8,500 and Wolff called. On the river, Woodson decided on a small bet of just 8,500 more, and Wolff again called after some thought. Woodson showed him the 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 , and Edens had , 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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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.
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.
Thaddeus Wolff and Tim Woodson were in a battle of the blinds, and the latter bet 8,500 on the board. Wolff called, and the board double-paired on the river. Wolff tanked awhile and called another 8,500 from Woodson, who turned over for aces full. Wolff mucked, and Woodson appears to be the chip leader.
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 . Henrich bet 20,000 and only Vu called. It went check-check on the turn, and Vu thought about a minute and fired 27,700 on the river. Henrich called.
Vu showed for a flopped boat and Henrich mucked.
Troy Repp got his last 36,000 all in preflop against Corey Harrison and the two were racing, with Repp holding and Harrison . The former RunGood champ busted out when the board ran out ace-high, sending the pot to Harrison.
Brandon Fish opened for a raise and got one caller from the button. Both players checked down the 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 and took the pot.