Welcome to the latest stop of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Showbound” season!
We're at Downstream Casino and Resort in Joplin, Missouri for this weekend $575 buy-in, $100K GTD Main Event, which kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with Flight A. Flights B and C will take place on Saturday at Noon and 7 p.m. respectively. The surviving players from all flights will then return for Day 2 at Noon on Sunday and play down to a winner.
Located less than three hours from Kansas City, Downstream’s Pavilion Event Center is playing host to a series of side events and satellites leading up to the Showbound Main Event.
Throughout the 2019 RGPS Showbound Season, powered by PokerGO, players have the chance to win invitations to compete in a season-ending invite-only freeroll satellite at Hard Rock Tulsa for a pair of $5,000 Sit & Go seats to be on Poker After Dark in Las Vegas. Packages include an “airfare and hotel” travel stipend (Must be 21 to participate in the freeroll satellite, invitations are non-transferable, limited to one invitation and seat per player.)
To receive an invite, all you need to do is win any RGPS Showbound side event or final able any Main Event. “Showbound Powered by PokerGO” will encourage tournament participants at all tour stops to dress to impress and walk the crimson carpet on their way to the poker table.
Several players received invitations in the RGPS Council Bluffs stop earlier this month. It was there that Nick Burris, AKA Re-Burris because of his home game rebuy record, came out on top of a 399-entry field to win a $44,767 first-place prize. Others to cash that stop’s Main were MSPT champ Travis Gant (2nd - $27,664), Blair Hinkle (11th - $3,427), and Julie Cornelius (30th - $1,274), just to name a few.
Remaining RGPS Downstream Showbound Schedule
|Friday, February 22||Noon||RG Main Event Satellite (10 seats GTD)||$145|
|Friday, February 22||4 p.m.||RG Main Event Turbo Satellite (5 seats GTD)||$145|
|Friday, February 22||7 p.m.||RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight A||$575|
|Saturday, February 23||Noon||RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight B||$145|
|Saturday, February 23||4 p.m.||RG Main Event Turbo Satellite (5 seats GTD)||$145|
|Saturday, February 23||7 p.m.||RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight C||$575|
|Sunday, February 24||Noon||Main Finals||-|
|Sunday, February 24||3 p.m.||RG Double Stack Turbo||$165|
Main Event Details
Each Day 1 flight will see players start with 20,000 in chips and play a dozen 30-minute levels. Levels switch to 45 minutes on Day 2. Players are allowed to enter or reenter the event until the start of Level 9. A 15-minute break will be taken after every four levels.
Day 1 Structure
|Level||Duration||Small Blind||Big Blind||Big Blind Ante|