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Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Players Left 286
Entries 286
Average Chip Stack 20,000
Total Chips 5,720,000
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

David ODB Baker Wins Hard Rock Tulsa RunGood Main Event ($29,154)

Paul_Oresteen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
David ODB Baker
David ODB Baker

The Hard Rock Tulsa RunGood Poker Main Event came to a close after three days of action. Sunday began with 58 hopefuls returning to play for the 36 spots that cashed. Periods of fast action defined the day with players busting in flurries and it was David ODB Baker that navigated to the final table and won the championship.

The field played down a final table by dinner time with a mix of pros in Baker and Cary Marshall and local players with John Reynolds, Jody Briscoe and Tai Du.

RunGood pros had a good showing with Ben Reason and Justin Gardenhire just missing out on the final table and Jose Montes, Mina Greco and Ray Henson all making deep runs in the money.

Baker earned the first knockout of the final table when Shelby Fall moved in with queen high. Baker called with an ace, it held and Miller was out.

A couple hands later Marshall knocked out Leslie Hallaway when she ran into kicker problems. She shoved her short stack with {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, Marshall called with {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and paired his queen on the flop.

Marshall picked up another elimination when Joe Ferguson shoved with pocket fives. Marshall had an ace, paired it on the flop and sent Ferguson to the rail.

Briscoe was the next elimination when he shoved with ace king and Reynolds called with pocket deuces. Briscoe never improved and was eliminated.

Five-handed play stalled and they played quite a while without an elimination. Marshall was the next out when ran a failed bluff on Reynolds, even saying, "C'mon finish me off," while Reynolds was in the tank.

Du, an Oklahoma attorney, was eliminated making a hero call when Baker shoved with sixes out of the small blind. Du missed the board holding {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and his exit prompted chop talks between the remaining three players.

Baker held 2.4 million, Reynolds had 1.9 million and Stephan Guy was the short stack with 1.1 million when the ICM calculator came out. The three liked the numbers, shook hands and Baker won his first RunGood trophy.

The tour picks up and travels to Harrah's Kansas City with a week of action on Tuesday and the Main Event kicking off on Friday. Keep PokerNews bookmarked to follow all the RunGood action.

Final Table Payouts

1. David ODB Baker - $29,154
2. John Reynolds - $27,257
3. Stephan Guy - $23,420
4. Tai Du - $11,474
5. Cary Marshall - $8,606
6. Jody Briscoe - $6,750
7. Joe Ferguson - $5,703
8. Leslie Hallaway - $4,724
9. Shelby Fall - $4,066

ICM Chop Negotiations

Paul_Oresteen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
David ODB Baker wins his first RunGood event.
David ODB Baker wins his first RunGood event.

During the break the three remaining players agreed to an ICM chop. The negotiations were smooth, there was no haggling and David ODB Baker gets credit for the win.

Here's a look at how the prize money broke down:*

1. David ODB Baker - $29,154
2. John Reynolds - $27,257
3. Stephan Guy - $23,420

*the agreed upon amounts will be reflected in the payouts tab.

Stephan Guy Bets David ODB Baker Out

Paul_Oresteen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

David ODB Baker opened to 85,000, Stephan Guy called and the flop came {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Guy check-called 85,000, the turn came {7-Diamonds} and Guy bet 100,000. Baker min-raised to 200,000, Guy called and the river came {K-Hearts}. Guy bet 100,000 and Baker mucked.

Tai Du Eliminated in 4th Place ($11,474)

Paul_Oresteen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Tai Du
Tai Du

Stephan Guy opened the action to 88,000 on the button, David ODB Baker moved all in from the small blind and Tai Du tanked from the big blind. After some thought Du moved all in, Guy mucked and the cards were tabled.

Baker: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Du: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades}{K-Spades}{2-Hearts}, Du whiffed and was eliminated from the final table.

Tai Du Busted

Cary Marshall Eliminated in 5th Place ($8,606)

Paul_Oresteen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Cary Marshall
Cary Marshall

Stephan Guy opened to 80,000, Cary Marshall called and John Reynolds called. The flop came {Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, all players checked and the turn came {10-Hearts}. Reynolds bet 135, Guy mucked and Marshall called. The river came {8-Hearts}, Reynolds checked and Marshall moved all in for around 450,000.

Reynolds tanked for quite a bit before Marshall leaned in and said, "C'mon finish me off."

Reynolds continued to tank, Marshall tried chatting him up some more but Reynolds didn't reply. Finally he put in a stack of chips to call and Marshall cussed and said, "You got me, I was bluffing you," and tabled {K-Diamonds}{J-Spades}.

Reynolds tabled {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} for a pair of queens and eliminated Marshall.

Cary Marshall us Busted
Level:
24
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
5,000

David Baker Doubles Up

Paul_Oresteen • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

David ODB Baker opened for a raise, Du three-bet and Baker shoved.

"Really?" Du asked.

"Yup," Baker replied. Du called holding {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and Baker held {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}. The board ran {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Spades}{8-Clubs}, Baker hit his ace and Du sent a pile of chips across the table.

David ODB Baker 1,750,000 1,100,000
Tai Du 840,000 -710,000