Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Players 495

Level Info

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

Yousef Saleh Wins RGPS Tunica Main Event After 5-Way Deal

Brentharrington • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Yousef Saleh - Champion
Yousef Saleh - Champion

On Sunday, Yousef Saleh claimed the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Tunica Main Event title after the final five players of a 495-entry field worked a deal. Saleh took home the Showbound trophy and $32,000 from the $247,500 prize pool.

Day 2 started with 116 players returning and Sim Therrell leading the way. He bagged the biggest stack from Day 1a and held the overall chip lead through two more starting flights. He managed to work that into the second-highest payout tying Saleh with a $32,000 payday. However, it was Chris Brewington taking the most money with $40,000.

Here is a breakdown of the final table payouts:

1Yousef Saleh$32,000
2Chris Brewington$40,000
3Sim Therrell$32,000
4Faris Brooks$19,342
5Edward Allen$19,342
6Kyle Cartwright$9,281
7Corey Hodgeman$7,549
8Dan Crossett$6,188
9Jon Swift$4,950

Several of the Run Good Ambassadors cashed with Dan Lowery (14th - $3,168) and Justin Gardenhire (32nd - $1,460) finishing the best among them. Others to cash included Michael Howell (12th - $4,034), Connie Rice (15th - $3,168), Joey Huey (24th - $1,782), Brendan Terrana (37th - $1,188), Blake Whittington (43rd - $1,188), and Mason "Uncle Ron" Hinkle (51st - $916).

Corey Hodgeman entered the unofficial final table with the shortest stack, but held on and managed to ladder to seventh place. Eventually, he shoved all in with queen-deuce over an under-the-gun open by Therrell. Therrell called the shove with his king-queen and busted Hodgeman, sending him to the rail with $7,549.

Dan Crossett fell in eighth place and took home $6,188 when he called an all in from Chris Brewington. Both had flopped a pair of aces, but Brewington had the better kicker and held on to win the hand.

Jon Swift was the first to leave the official final table when he shoved a short stack into the pocket queens of Faris Brooks. With six players remaining, World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright was eliminated when he flopped two pair against Therrell, who flopped a straight. Cartwright couldn't catch up and left with $9,281. It was at that point the final five struck a deal.

That will wrap up the RGPS Horseshoe Tunica stop. Don't Forget to check out more from the Run Good Poker Series on as the crew takes the show to the Horseshoe Bossier City, Louisiana from March 26-31st.

Tags: Yousef Saleh


Corey Hodgeman Eliminated in 7th Place ($7,549)

Brentharrington • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Corey Hodgeman
Corey Hodgeman

Sim Therrell opened to 100,000 under the gun and Corey Hodgeman shoved all in from the small blind for about 300,000. Kyle Cartwright called from the big blind but Therrell moved all in, forcing Cartwright to fold.

Therrell showed {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} against the {q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} of Hodgeman.

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Hodgeman was eliminated in seventh place.

Kyle Cartwright us
Kyle Cartwright
us 1,100,000 -180,000
Sim Therrell us
Sim Therrell
us 148,000 -1,482,000
Corey Hodgeman us
Corey Hodgeman
us Busted

Tags: Kyle CartwrightSim Therrell

Dan Crossett Eliminated in 8th Place ($6,188)

Brentharrington • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Dan Crossett
Dan Crossett

Dan Crossett saw the flop three-handed.

The board read {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Chris Brewington checked. Dan Crossett bet 350,000 and Yousef Saleh folded on the button. Brewington raised all in and Crossett called.

Crossett showed {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Brewington showed {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}.

The turn was the {10-Clubs} and the river was the {j-Clubs}. Brewington won the pot with a straight to eliminate Crossett in eighth place.

Chris Brewington us
Chris Brewington
us 2,800,000 1,700,000
Dan Crossett US
Dan Crossett
US Busted

Tags: Dan CrossettChris BrewingtonYousef Saleh

Jon Swift Eliminated in 9th Place ($4,950)

Brentharrington • Level 24: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Jon Swift
Jon Swift

Jon Swift moved all in for about 300,000 and Faris Brooks reshoved behind him for 705,000. The remaining players folded and Swift put his {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} face up.

Brooks tabled two queens, {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

The board ran out {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Swift was eliminated in ninth place. The first player eliminated in almost two hours.

Faris Brooks us
Faris Brooks
us 1,000,000 300,000
Jon Swift us
Jon Swift
us Busted

Tags: Faris BrooksJon Swift