Lone Star Poker Series
Main Event

Event Info

Prize Pool $203,490
Players 399

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 60,000
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Nicholas Burris Wins RGPS Council Bluffs Main Event

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Over the weekend, Nick Burris topped a field of 399 entries to win the $100,000 Guaranteed Run Good Poker Series Main Event at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. This was the first stop on the RGPS tour, and the $575 buy-in Main Event capped a great weekend.

Burris will take home $44,767 for his finish and the Showbound trophy. Burris secured the victory when he three-bet shoved pocket tens into the ace-jack of hearts of MSPT Grand Falls Regional Event champ Travis Gant, who finished in second place.

Additionally, all the final table players earned a seat in the end-of-season Showbound satellite where Run Good players will have a chance to play on Poker After Dark in a $5,000 sit and go.

"I still want a bracelet, but I really wanted a Run Good Main title," Burris said after the win.

Burris took the lead six-handed and rode that wave to victory after hitting some choppy waters early in the final table action. He's been playing poker off and on but took some time off from playing when he had two young sons, who are now three and one.

When he's not playing poker Burris runs an insurance business near Kansas City. He's been a part of the famous "Monday Night Poker Crew" for four years after he got randomly invited.

Burris earned the nickname "Re-Burris" for breaking Blair Hinkle's rebuy record very early in his Monday Night Poker career. For those unfamiliar, Monday Night Poker is a Kansas City home game that Blair and Grant Hinkle attend along with Jeff Tebben, James Mackey, and Paul Strohm among others.

They refer to it as the best $40 home game in the world. In that game, Burris managed to put in 22 rebuys in one hour. His record was only recently broken, but the nickname stuck.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Nick BurrisUSA$44,767
2Travis GantUSA$27,664
3Eric AtchisonUSA$20,215
4Nicholas StilleUSA$15,009
5Ta PhanUSA$11,318
6Thadd WolfUSA$8,663
7Shane FullerUSA$6,727
8Jovan SudarUSA$5,299
9Scott LodesUSA$4,233

Others to cash the tournament was Blair Hinkle (11th - $3,427), David Young (13th - $2,812), Joseph Velasquez (19th - $1,972), Mike Vanier (26th - $1,455), Julie Cornelius (30th - $1,274), MSPT champ Andy Van Blair (37th - $920), and Mark Treinen (45th - $920).

Final Table Action

The players reached the final table when Blair Hinkle busted with queens versus the aces of Tai Phan. Then Michael Childers ran into the aces of Gant, the second place finisher, to finish in tenth place.

Next to go was Scott Lodes, who went on a bit of a roller coaster ride and eventually fell in ninth place when Burris got in slightly behind with ace-jack but flopped a jack to beat the ace-queen of Lodes.

The overall Day 2 chip leader, Jovan Sudar, hit the rail in eighth place. He picked up pocket fives and flopped a set, but felt he was doomed when Eric Atchison turned an open-ended straight draw. He made it and eliminated Sudar. Atchison would eventually finish third, busting to Burris with ace-deuce against Burris's pocket fours.

Shane Fuller fell in seventh place when he got his over pair in on an eight-high board against Nicholas Stille, who had flopped a straight. Stille would finish in fourth place after losing two all ins to Gant in three hands.

Thadd Wolf bagged the biggest stack in Day 1c and was looking primed for a deep run. He ran pocket jacks into Burris's kings to finish in sixth place.

Phan was the fifth-place finisher after losing a race to Stille with ace-queen against pocket nines.

This was Burris's biggest cash to date and his first Run Good Main Event victory. This wraps up the first stop of the season for the Run Good Poker Series. PokerNews will be bringing you updates all season long including from the next stop February 19-24 at Downstream Casino in Joplin, Missouri.

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Travis Gant Eliminated in 2nd Place ($27,664)

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Travis Gant
Travis Gant

Travis Gant raised and then called a three-bet shove from Nicholas Burris.

Burris had pocket tens against the {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} of Gant.

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, giving Burris the win and eliminated Gant in second place. Gant will take home $27,664 for his finish.

Gant was short four-handed, but thanks to two hands against eventual fourth-place finisher Nicholas Stille, Gant managed to work his way into a second-place finish.

Nicholas Burris us 7,900,000 3,000,000
Travis Gant us Busted

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Eric Atchison Eliminated in 3rd Place ($20,215)

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Eric Atchison
Eric Atchison

Eric Atchison got all in preflop against Nicholas Burris from the small blind into Burris's big blind.

Atchison had {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} against the {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} of Burris.

Burris stayed ahead and even rivered a set he didn't need to send Atchison to the rail. Atchison was among the chip leaders at various times in Day 2, but during four-handed play he never really found his stride and falls in third place for $20,215.

Nicholas Burris us 4,900,000 900,000
Eric Atchison us Busted

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Nicholas Stille Eliminated in 4th Place ($15,009)

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Nicholas Stille
Nicholas Stille

Nicholas Stille shoved all in 1,850,000 and Travis Gant called for less.

Gant had pocket jacks, {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and was ahead of the {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} of Stille.

The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Gant doubled through Stille and left him with just under 300,000.

The next hand, Stille shoved blind and got his shove through when Nicholas Burris folded {7-}{2-} in the big blind.

Then Stille got all in again against Gant. This time he had {9-Spades}{5-Spades} against the {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} of Gant.

Stille couldn't find help from the board and was eliminated in fourth place. He will take home $15,009 which will be a nice little for the expecting father, whose twins are due in March.

Travis Gant us 2,100,000 1,100,000
Nicholas Stille US Busted

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Burris Takes It on the River

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Nicholas Stille opened to 150,000 preflop and Nicholas Burris called from the big blind.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Burris checked. Stille bet 135,000 and Burris called.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and Burris checked again. Stille bet 215,000 and Burris called again.

The river was the {k-Spades} and Burris led this time. He bet 450,000 and Stille eventually folded to give Burris the pot and bring him over the 4-million mark.

Nicholas Burris us 4,000,000 600,000
Nicholas Stille US 1,850,000 -150,000
Travis Gant us 1,000,000 -200,000
Eric Atchison us 720,000 -1,380,000

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Gant Doubles Through Stille

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Nicholas Stille was in the small blind with ace-king and got all in preflop with Travis Gant who held {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}.

According to Blair Hinkle, the flop came five-high and brought one heart. Gant asked for a heart on the turn and got it. He asked for another heart on the river, but got the {j-Diamonds} instead and won the hand to double through Stille.

Nicholas Stille US 2,000,000 420,000
Travis Gant us 1,200,000 695,000

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Value For Burris

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Nicholas Burris and Nicholas Stille were heads up with the board reading {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Burris bet 300,000 into a pot of roughly 180,000.

Stille called and Burris showed the nut straight with {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Burris has steadily built his way to the chip lead and with a 50 big blind average, he has room to maneuver.

Nicholas Burris us 3,400,000 1,400,000
Eric Atchison us 2,100,000 460,000
Nicholas Stille US 1,580,000 -920,000
Travis Gant us 505,000 -245,000

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Stille Takes From Gant

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Nicholas Stille and Travis Gant went heads up to the flop for 110,000 each.

The flop came {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Stille check-called 100,000.

The turn was the {9-Clubs}, pairing the board, and both players checked.

The river was the {4-Hearts} and both players checked again. Stille showed {a-}{7-} and Gant mucked.

Nicholas Stille US 2,500,000 100,000
Travis Gant us 750,000 -350,000

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