Live Events 1
$675 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

$675 Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Running Good: Issac "Rungood" Tucker Finishes as Overall Leader After Day 1b/c

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

Issac "Rungood" Tucker may spend most of his time running the iNinja poker series, but every now and then, he takes time out of his schedule to fire a tournament or two himself. So far, so good for Tucker in the 2016 RunGood Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event, where he bagged the overall chip lead with 237,000 at the conclusion of Day 1b.

Tucker will be first among 43 survivors of the three starting flights, with a total of 209 entries having been logged. Other players to bag piles on Day 1b and 1c included Mike Fick (236,500) and Chris Wicks (221,500), who led the 16 survivors of Day 1c.

Chunlei Yuan and Tucker were both mixing it up playing plenty of pots, and they had a huge clash late on Day 1b that sent the chip lead to Tucker, which he never relinquished. It went down during Level 9 (600/1,200/200), when the two saw a flop of {4-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Yuan shipped it from the big blind for 62,500 into a pot of just 22,000, and Tucker looked pained.

"I don't see how I don't," he said.

After only a bit more thinking, he made the call.

Tucker: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Yuan: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

Tucker was way ahead, and he faded Yuan's two outs on the last two streets.

As for Wicks, a late heater sent him rocketing up the counts, and he won a huge pot without a sweat late when Kyle McKinney pushed all in with the {a-Spades}{9-Spades} against him on a board of {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{k-Clubs}, with Wicks holding the {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. The river was a {3-Hearts}, and Wicks collected a pot of 165,000 during Level 11 (1,000/2,000/300).

Some of the players who failed to bag: RunGood pros Ryan Tepen and Bernard Lee, as well as defending champ Brandon Fish, Duane Gerleman, "Farmer" Phil Mader, and Terry Karn.

Day 2 gets underway Sunday at noon local time, with $31,443 up top and 21 places paid. Levels move up to 45 minutes, and the winner will also claim a $2,000 World Series of Poker package. Things will kick off with about 12 minutes left in Level 13 (1,500/3,000/500), and all of the live updates will be available right here on PokerNews.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

mnuwwarah • Level 13: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Chris Wicks us
Chris Wicks
us 221,500 2,500
Yinglong Yang
Yinglong Yang
152,500 8,300
Jim Devaney
Jim Devaney
141,000 96,000
Duma Lowery
Duma Lowery
130,000 10,000
Dong Nguyen
Dong Nguyen
127,000 127,000
Alex Gunhus
Alex Gunhus
115,500 -1,900
Jose Montes us
Jose Montes
us 98,000 16,600
Jerry Moore us
Jerry Moore
us 76,500 76,500
Troy Sheets
Troy Sheets
64,500 64,500
Andre Pnewski
Andre Pnewski
64,000 -11,000
Julie Anna Cornelius
Julie Anna Cornelius
63,000 -3,000
Yash Mudireddy
Yash Mudireddy
61,000 11,000
Eric Polson us
Eric Polson
us 50,000 50,000
Kyle McKinney
Kyle McKinney
39,000 -1,000
Ryan Phan us
Ryan Phan
us 33,000 -4,000
Jack Armstrong
Jack Armstrong
21,000 21,000

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Arndt Eliminated on Final Hand

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

On the last hand of the night, the big blind requested a walk, and Rich Arndt immediately shoved all in for about 45,000.

"Call," Jim Devaney announced after peeking at his cards.

Everyone else mucked.

Devaney: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}
Arndt: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The board ran out {6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, and Arndt was dead by the turn.

Players are bagging up.

Rich Arndt
Rich Arndt
Busted

Tags: Rich ArntJim Devaney

Cornelius Doubles Through McKinney

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

Julie Anna Cornelius put her last 28,500 in from a middle position, and Kyle McKinney isolated all in from the small blind.

McKinney: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Cornelius: {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Cornelius was behind but that changed fast on the {8-Spades}{k-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop, and her trips turned to quads on the {k-Diamonds} turn.

Julie Anna Cornelius
Julie Anna Cornelius
66,000 26,400
Kyle McKinney
Kyle McKinney
40,000 -49,000

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Pnewski Finishes Hanson

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

Doc Hanson pushed all in for about 24,000, and Andre Pnewski shoved all in over the top.

Pnewski: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Hanson: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

Hanson asked for a flush, but the {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop left him drawing almost dead. The {j-Spades} turn and {2-Clubs} river made it official.

Andre Pnewski
Andre Pnewski
75,000 31,000
Doc Hanson
Doc Hanson
Busted

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Pnewski Doubles Through Hanson

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

Doc Hanson opened to 8,000 in the cutoff and called the shove of Andre Pnewski, who had 11,200 more in the big blind.

Pnewski: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Hanson: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

"King-jack coming," Hanson said.

Not so on the {10-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. The river did deliver what he promised, but it was the {j-Hearts} to give Pnewski the nuts.

Andre Pnewski
Andre Pnewski
44,000 21,900
Doc Hanson
Doc Hanson
24,600 -17,800

Tags: Andre PnewskiDoc Hanson

Level:
13
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
500

Fish Bluffed, Busted

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

Kyle McKinney and Brandon Fish were in a battle of the blinds, and the former fired 8,000 on an {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop. Fish called, and McKinney bet 10,500 more on the {a-Hearts} turn. Fish called once more. The river brought a {3-Hearts} and a jam from McKinney. It put Fish at risk for about 24,000.

"What a set-up," Fish said. "Blind versus blind..."

A couple of minutes later, he came to a decision.

"This would be the worst bluff spot ever," he said. "I fold."

Someone invited McKinney to show the bluff, and he obliged: {j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}.

"It was the only move I had," he said simply.

Fish busted out a couple of hands later.

Kyle McKinney
Kyle McKinney
89,000 56,000
Brandon Fish us
Brandon Fish
us Busted

Tags: Brandon FishKyle McKinney