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James Herderhorst is originally from Kentucky but now lives in Independence, MO. He owns a locksmith company and has been married for 15 years to Britton, an engineer who also plays poker. They've been married for 15 years.
He qualified thanks to a ninth-place finish at RGPS Kansas City last weekend.
Herderhorst was the first player to show up this morning for breakfast. He has $7,596 in career winnings on four cashes. With, one cash from 2005 and then three from 2017, it seems Herderhorst is as recreational a player as there is. He seems very excited to have a shot at the Poker After Dark seat.
Nick Burris won the first RGPS Main Event of the season in Council Bluffs. He won a WSOP circuit ring since then and finished third at RGPS Kansas City last weekend. Which means he technically qualified two times for this tournament.
Overall, he's made $167,545 in 2019, which is more than half of his career winnings.
He's jokingly called this year "the year of Nick" and it wouldn't surprise him, or anyone else, if Burris ends up booking one of the two seats to Poker After Dark.
Hugh Bryan is from Nixa, MO. He was the $165 Double Stack Turbo at the Downstream stop in Joplin, MO.
He worked at Rocket Flats in Colorado for, 'his whole life.' Rocket Flats is a nuclear testing facility.
Now he plays a bunch of poker and has cashed the Seniors Event at the WSOP in 2007 and 2017. He has $15,128 in career tournament winnings.
Is there anybody you'd like to play against on Poker After Dark?
Nobody in particular.
Is there anyone you'd like to meet if you end up on the show?
I've already met everybody I want to meet.
The Showbound satellite kicks off at noon. The players are currently enjoying a breakfast catered by the Tulsa Hard Rock and Run Good Gear before they take their seats for a shot at playing on Poker After Dark.
This has been a season-long promotion by the Run Good Poker Series in collaboration with Poker Central and PokerGO. Every player who made a final table of an RGPS Main Event or won an RGPS side event has a seat in the satellite.
The top two players will win a seat to a $5,000 sit-n-go to be played in the PokerGO studio at the Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The SNG will be filmed as an episode of Poker After Dark.
Best of luck to all the qualifiers, it's time for the show!
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