Day 1bc Completed
Day 1bc Completed
It was a busy day at the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Game 7” stop at the Hard Rock Tulsa. The $675 Main Event attracted 130 entries in Flight B and an additional 131 on Flight C. Along with Flight A’s 111 runners it brought the total field up to 372 entries, which means a $223,200 prize pool is on tap. Exact payouts will be released before the start of play on Day 2, which will see 70 players return to action (18 from 1a; 22 from 1b; 30 from 1c)
Day 1b saw 22 players bag with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Waxman and his stack of 341,500 leading the pack. That is a good deal ahead of Day 1a chip leader Justin Gardenhire, who made it through with 289,000. Meanwhile, 30 players advanced from Flight C with Jason Smith and his stack of 245,500 out in front.
Others to survive Saturday’s flights were Bernard Lee (261,000), RGPS Game 7 Downstream champ Greg Jennings (172,500), RGPS Hard Rock Tulsa Deepstack champ Daniel Lowery (162,000), Cash Carpenter (115,500), Grant Hinkle (115,000), Mark Lafata (101,000), “Boston” Rob Mariano (97,000) Brent Harrington (55,000), and vlogger Johnnie Moreno (32,500).
Among those to fall on Saturday were Sandra Main, Barbara Sargent, Will Berry, Papa Karn, Roger Eggers, Ryan Bevenue, Chris Conrad, Don Hitt, Danny Griffith, Jamie Strickland, Mark Burgess, Sarah Renko, and Ira Lampley.
PokerNews will continue its coverage of the $675 Main Event at noon local time on Sunday. The field will play down to a winner and we’ll be there every step of the way, so be sure to join us then.
The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1c. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts as well as a short recap of Saturday's action.
The player in the hijack open-jammed for approximately 35,000 and action folded to AJ Surritte, who called off for 18,400 from the big blind.
Surritte woke up with the best hand in poker, but the flop made things interesting by giving his opponent both a pair and flush draw. The turn improved Surritte to a set and he shipped the double after the was run out on the river.
The player in the hijack raised to 4,000 and Thomas ross called from the cutoff before Tiffany Keathley three-bet to 12,000 from the button. Both blinds folded, the hijack called, and Ross got out of the way before the flop came down .
Action went check-check and the dealer burned and turned the . The hijack check-called a bet of 7,000 and then checked for the third time on the river.
Keathley bet again, this time 13,000, and the hijack called with the . It was no good though as Keathley had flopped trips with her .
The player in the cutoff raised to 5,000 only to have Brent Bogdanovezc three-bet all in for 18,200 from the button. Both blinds folded and the original raiser made the call.
Bogdanovezc was ahead and maintained it when he paired his jack on the flop. The turn gave his opponent more outs, but the river was a safe card to give Bogdanovezc a double in the penultimate level of the night.
Aaron Mitchell limped the button and Jon Bennett responded by raising to 10,000 from the small blind. Matt Ellis called out of the big, Mitchell folded, and it was a blind-on-blind battle headed to the flop.
Both players checked and did the same on the turn.
When the completed the board on the river, Bennett checked for the third time and Ellis bet 14,000.
Bennett called only to muck when Ellis rolled over the for top pair.