Day 1bc Completed
Day 1bc Completed
The RGPS Showbound $575 Main Event hosted by Downstream Casino Resort was a huge success with 372 entrants over three Day 1 Flights this weekend, a baker's dozen shy of the venue record. The players began their Day 1 flights with 20,000 in chips and battled it out for twelve 30-minute levels before the bags came out.
Craig Dick emerged from Flight A with a staggering 309,000 chips for the top spot on the leaderboard, a watermark that withstood challenges from Flights B and C. RG Ambassador Daniel Lowery (48,500) also punched his ticket to Day 2 from Flight A, as did Matt Bond (181,500), William McCracken (265,500), and Bart Bogard (52,500).
Flight B's end-of-day chip leader Eric Kelly flew under the radar for most of the flight and then came out on top in a clash against another big stack, bagging up 194,000 chips at the end of the day. Kurt Haiss (177,500) and James Traber (174,000) rounded out the top of Flight B's leaderboard.
Nic Petree made a run at the overall chip lead during the final Day 1 flight of the Main Event, but fell just short by bagging 283,000--good for the second spot on the Day 2 standings. Petree amassed the bulk of his stack in a huge multi-way pot. Petree held in a four-way pot with a flop of . Petree ultimately got it all in against an opponent holding . The board bricked out with , sending Petree to the top of the leaderboard.
In addition to Petree, Flight C survivors include Kyle Chance (258,000), Joey McCaig (212,500), Li Wu (200,500), Jesse Jones (200,000), and Papa Karn (110,500).
HPT Legend Reginald "Shawn" Roberts fired several bullets in Flight C but failed to reach the end with chips. Other players falling short of a Day 2 invitation included Grant Hinkle, Mason Hinkle, Lexy Gavin, Justin Gardenhire, Jonathan Gaviao, and Rodney Spriggs.
The total prize pool for the event came to $186,000, well above its $100,000 guarantee. 45 spots will be paid with $42,781 going to first. The ten players who reach the final table will also be entered into 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, recorded in the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.
The restart the RGPS Showbound Main Event kicks off at 12 p.m. local time with blinds of 2,000/3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the floor to deliver the pulse of the tournament.
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A total of 136 entries were recorded in Flight C and at the end of Day 1 play, 23 players advanced to Day 2. Nic Petree bagged up the chip lead in Flight C with 283,000 chips, good enough for the second-most heading into Day 2 behind chip leader Craig Dick (309,000). Kyle Chance (258,000) and Joey McCaig (212,500) finished second and third in chips, respectively, of the players who bagged at the end of Flight C.
Flight C's 23 survivors will join the 44 other players who advanced from the first two flights for Day 2. In all, this weekend's RGPS Showbound Main Event saw 372 players enter, with 67 returning at noon on Sunday to play down to a champion. 45 places will be paid with $42,781 going to first. The ten players who reach the final table will also be entered into 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.
The Day 2 seat redraw is being prepared and will be published shortly.
The tournament director has stopped the clock with 9:55 to go in Level 12 and instructed the dealers to deal three more hands to complete the action in Flight C. At the conclusion of those hands, the remaining players will bag up their chips and return at noon tomorrow for the Day 2 restart.
When bagging is complete, we'll update all the chip counts and publish the Day 2 redraw.
Husband and wife players Trisha and Li Wu late registered for Flight C, but both are still in the field with half a level to go in the day. As luck would have it, they've been moved to not just the same table, but adjacent seats.
Both are sitting on stacks they can take to Day 2, but Li just knocked out a player and now holds a top-five stack.
Wu held and got it all in against his opponents . The flop came clean for the aces, , but the on the turn created a sweat in the form of an open-ended straight draw for the pocket tens. The river failed to bring in the straight and Li Wu sent his opponent to the rail.
Nic Petree has taken the Flight C chip lead and is within reach of Craig Dick's Day 1A watermark of 309,000. We missed the hand that sent most of the chps Petree's way, but he and tablemate Shem Yusuf recounted the hand for us.
Petree held in a four-way pot with a flop of . Petree ultimately got it all in against an opponent holding . The board bricked out with , sending Petree to the top of the leaderboard.
With an hour to go in Flight C, Joey McCaig has taken the chip lead and continues to chip up without much resistance. In three consecutive pots at the start of Level 11, McCaig raised to 4,000, 4,500, and 4,500, respectively, and either took down the pot preflop or with a continuation bet on the flop.