Day 1 Completed
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Day 1 Completed
The final two players in the Showbound Satellite are Clyde Lorance, who eliminated Kyle Kinder to burst the bubble, and Wadih Kaawar. The two win a $5,000 sit-n-go seat on Poker After Dark to be filmed at the PokerGO studio in Las Vegas.
Lorance is a real estate developer from Springfield, MO who is turning 70 in September. He says he watches a lot of Poker After Dark with his wife Carol.
He's been married to Carol for 47 years and the couple have had two children. He also has four grandkids.
He said he wanted to play against "the best," when asked who he'd like to face.
Lorance served in the Marines during Vietnam and was shot by an AK-47 on October 12, 1969.
"I spent several months in the hospital and I've been thankful ever since that I survived."
Lorance qualified for the Showbound satellite thanks to a ninth-place finish in the RGPS Downstream main event. The same event which Kinder won for his first and only tournament cash.
Kaawar was working in hotel management in San Diego before he transitioned to full-time poker around the poker boom. He's currently living in Arlington, TX.
Kaawar was more sad for Kinder bubbling the satellite than he was making it onto Poker After Dark. As a professional, he's excited for the chance to freeroll a $5,000 sit-n-go.
That is a wrap for the Showbound Season of the Run Good Poker Series. Best of luck to Wadih and Clyde on Poker After Dark and a huge thank you to Poker Central and PokerGO for such an amazing partnership. See you next season!
Kyle Kinder put his last 35,000 chips at risk on a board. Clyde Lorance called with against the of Kinder.
Kinder couldn't catch up and was eliminated in third place.
The board read and Wadih Kaawar checked. Clyde Lorance bet 15,000 and Kaawar called.
The river was the and Kaawar checked again. Lorance bet 50,000 and Kaawar called.
Lorance showed for broadway and Kaawar mucked.
Wadih Kaawar called a 7,000 bet from Kyle Kinder in the big blind.
The flop came and Kaawar checked. Kinder bet 7,000 and Kaawar called.
The turn was the and Kaawar check-called 16,000 from Kinder.
The river was the and Kaawar checked a third time. Kinder bet 25,000 and Kaawar called. He showed for the winner.
"I hope Kyle wins," Marty Kinder said.
He drove from Imperial, MO to play the main event with his son and possibly see his son win a spot on Poker After Dark.
Kyle was the early chip leader, but he has moved into second place since the final table play began.
Kyle won the RGPS Downstream Main Event for his first recorded tournament cash. Now he's one elimination from playing on Poker After Dark.
Between the two, the RGPS Main Event win is the only recorded tournament cash.
Clyde Lorance limped on the button and Kyle Kinder called from the small blind.
Wadih Kaawar was in the big blind and made it 7,500 to go. Lorance reraised to 15,000 and both Kinder and Kaawar folded.
Wadih Kaawar got all in with against the .
Kaawar doubled up when Lorance failed to connect with the board and the pocket sixes were the best hand.