Day 2 Completed
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Day 2 Completed
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:
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 PokerNews.com as the crew takes the show to the Horseshoe Bossier City, Louisiana from March 26-31st.
The final five players have spent the entirety of this level discussing the details of a chop.
Here is the deal:
1st - Yousef Saleh $32,000
2nd - Chris Brewington $40,000
3rd - Sim Therrell $32,000
4th - Faris Brooks $19,342
5th - Edward Allen $19,342
Kyle Cartwright got all in on the flop against Sim Therrell. Cartwright had for two pair and Therrell had for a straight.
The turn was the and the river was the and Cartwright was eliminated in sixth place. He will take home $9,281.
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 against the of Hodgeman.
The board ran out and Hodgeman was eliminated in seventh place.
Dan Crossett saw the flop three-handed.
The board read 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 and Brewington showed .
The turn was the and the river was the . Brewington won the pot with a straight to eliminate Crossett in eighth place.
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 face up.
Brooks tabled two queens, .
The board ran out and Swift was eliminated in ninth place. The first player eliminated in almost two hours.
Jon Swift moved all in from early position for his last 435,000. Yousef Saleh called and the two were heads up with Swift at risk.
Swift had and Saleh had .
The board ran out and Swift won the hand.
Chris Brewington shoved under the gun with and got called by Yousef Saleh who held .
The board ran out and Brewington won the pot to double up.