2015 RunGood Poker Series Downstream Casino Resort

Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2015 RunGood Poker Series Downstream Casino Resort

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Will Berry Wins RunGood Poker Series Downstream Casino Resort ($25,522)

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Will Berry - 1st Place
Will Berry - 1st Place

At the last RunGood Poker Series event in September, Will Berry showed that he plays tournaments to win, unafraid of getting in a high-variance spot on the money bubble in which he ended up busting out. This time, at RunGood Downstream Casino Resort in Joplin, Missouri., the key flips went Berry's way as he topped a 205-player field to ship $25,522 and a $2,000 Blaycation package to the RunGood Cup Championship in New Orleans.

The win pushes the Oklahoma native's lifetime live tournament cashes to nearly $190,000.

Berry entered Day 2 as one of the shortest stacks in the 48-player field with just over 16 big blinds. He was able to grind his way from 49,000 to 148,000 by the time the money bubble burst at 21 players, and he then hit a key double when his {10-}{10-} held against the {7-}{7-} of Michael Beaty.

The final nine players all booked $2,000 Blaycation packages to the season-ending championship, and RunGood Pro Jonathan Gaviao busted on the package bubble in 10th when he lost a race to Daniel Hughes.

It was start-of-day leader Hasan Haq and fellow big stack Joey McCaig maintaining their positions on the road to the official final table, which Berry entered in eight of nine with 197,000 as blinds were set to rise to Level 20 (8,000/16,000/3,000). Eliminations came fast as John Blanken, Bobby Nair, Chris Pearce, Vinodkumar Paddolkar, and Hughes busted in quick succession during that level in ninth to fifth, respectively.

In the meantime, Berry made his move up the counts as he won two flips against Hughes, making sets both times with middle pairs. He then busted Lou Barlow in fourth, which set off a four-hour marathon of three-handed play between Berry, Haq, and McCaig. Eventually, Berry three-outed a short-stacked McCaig.

Berry and Haq then battled heads up for a few hours, and it was Berry controlling most of the action. Ultimately, it came down to one more race and Berry's {q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} outflopped Haq's {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for the win as the board rolled out {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

All that remains for the RunGood Poker Series this season is the RunGood Cup Championship, which will take place in December in New Orleans. For more information, visit rungoodpokerseries.com.

Tags: Will Berry

Level: 26

Blinds: 30,000/60,000

Ante: 10,000

Haq Makes the Call

Level 25 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Hasan Haq opened to 100,000 and Will Berry made it 270,000. Haq called, and the two saw a {4-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop. Berry bet 220,000 and Haq called. Both checked the {a-Spades}, and Berry bet 375,000 on the {10-Diamonds} river. Haq cursed at the ace as he tanked for a couple of minutes but ultimately flipped in a call.

"Good call," Berry said.

Haq showed {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}.

"That was a good bet," Haq said.

"Not good enough, you called."

Player Chips Progress
Hasan Haq
Hasan Haq
2,900,000 800,000
Will Berry us
Will Berry
1,200,000 -700,000

Tags: Hasan HaqWill Berry

Level: 25

Blinds: 25,000/50,000

Ante: 5,000

Joey McCaig Eliminated in 3rd Place ($10,158)

Level 24 : 20,000/40,000, 5,000 ante
Joey McCaig - 3rd Place
Joey McCaig - 3rd Place

Joey McCaig shoved for about 600,000 over a Will Berry open to 80,000, and Berry called.

McCaig: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Berry: {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

Berry was asking for a chop after {10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades} hit the board, but it was a {5-Hearts} on the river, giving him the whole pot and the elimination.

The players are now on break.

Player Chips Progress
Will Berry us
Will Berry
1,900,000 800,000
Joey McCaig us
Joey McCaig

Tags: Joey McCaigWill Berry