Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Players 464

Level Info

Level 23
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 40,000
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Stephen Hart Wins RGPS Bossier City After 4-Way Chop

Brentharrington • Level 23: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Stephen Hart
Stephen Hart

The RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Bossier City Main Event is over and the remaining four players made a deal that included a four-way ICM chop. The tournament drew 464 total entries and a prize pool of $232,000, which more than doubled the $100,000 guarantee.

Stephen Hart took the biggest chunk of the prize pool with $36,157 after agreeing to pay a little extra to fourth place. Run Good Ambassador Ray Henson took second place for $32,115. Jared Tensley will take $27,224 and Wadih Kaawar officially finishes in fourth place and will take home $27,000.

Here's a breakdown of the final table payouts:

PlacePlayerPayout (USD)
1Stephen Hart$36,157*
2Ray Henson$32,115*
3Jeremy Tinsley$27,224*
4Wadih Kaawar$27,000*
5Stephen Bailey$11,252
6Van Tuan$8,700
7Matthew Register$7,076
8Rodney Sermons$5,800
9Catherine Chen$4,640

*Denotes four-way deal.

Hart managed to take the chip lead when he knocked out three players in a row.

The final table action kicked off with Catherine Chen hitting the rail in ninth place after three-betting Tinsley with ace-ten. Tinsley had pocket tens and stayed ahead to eliminate Chen.

Rodney Sermons was the next to go. He was left relatively short after doubling up Hart early in final table play. Eventually, Sermons got in ace-king against Henson's pocket kings and couldn't catch an ace.

Then it became the Stephen Hart show when he eliminated Matt Register in seventh place. Register went all in preflop for his last 169,000 and Henson and Hart both called. Hart then shoved the king-high flop with top pair and a flush draw. Henson folded and left Hart to bust Register.

A few hands later, Van Tuan fell to Hart. Hart called a Tuan shove with two jacks and Tuan had ace-high. He was unable to find an ace and busted in sixth place.

Stephen Bailey fell in fifth place when he ran pocket fours into Hart's ace-jack just a few hands after Hart busted Tuan. The remaining players played four-handed for a little while before eventually stopping the clock to discuss a deal.

They worked out the ICM numbers and decided on a deal fairly quickly.

The day started with 94 players and saw the likes of Jamie Kerstetter, Ashley Hine, Eric Rivkin, Schuyler Thornton, and Mason Hinkle fall. The top 54 players made the money and Michael Coolman was eliminated on the bubble by eventual second-place finisher Ray Henson.

The tournament moved along pretty quickly and the final ten players each booked their seat into the Showbound satellite. Their first step toward a shot at playing on Poker After Dark.

That is a wrap for the RGPS Bossier City Horseshoe stop. The next stop is in Kansas City April 23-28 at Harrah's Kansas City.

Tags: Stephen Hart


Van Tuan Eliminated in 6th Place ($8,700)

Brentharrington • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Van Tuan
Van Tuan

Van Tuan was left with about 700,000 after a hand against Wadih Kaawar. Kawaar shoved all in on the river and Tuan folded, leaving himself with the 700,000 stack he shoved with from the cutoff.

Stephen Hart called the all in with two jacks, {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Tuan had {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}.

The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Hart won the hand with a full house — eliminating Tuan in sixth place.

Stephen Hart us
Stephen Hart
us 3,000,000 800,000
Van Tuan US
Van Tuan
US Busted

Tags: Stephen HartVan TuanWadih Kaawar

Matthew Register Eliminated in 7th Place ($7,076)

Brentharrington • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Matthew Register
Matthew Register

Stephen Hart raised to 90,000 and Matthew Register shoved all in for 165,000. Ray Henson called and Hart called.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Hart bet 75,000. Henson folded, leaving Hart heads up with Register with Register at risk.

Hart had {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for top pair and Register was looking for an ace, holding {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} and the river was a blank. Register headed to the rail as the seventh place finisher.

Stephen Hart us
Stephen Hart
us 2,200,000 1,000,000
Matthew Register us
Matthew Register
us Busted

Tags: Matthew RegisterRay HensonStephen Hart


Stephen v Stephen

Brentharrington • Level 21: 15,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Stephen Bailey bet 220,000 on the river with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts} and Stephen Hart shoved all in for about 600,000. Bailey folded.

Hart tapped his cards on the table and seemed to mouth the words, "I had it."

As Hart reached for his chip stack he accidentally tabled {a-}{10-}.

Stephen Bailey us
Stephen Bailey
us 1,600,000 -540,000
Stephen Hart us
Stephen Hart
us 1,200,000 280,000

Tags: Stephen BaileyStephen Hart