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$575 Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $575
Players 368

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 83
$575 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

David Hengen Wins First RGPS Main Event of All Stars Season at Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
David Hengen
David Hengen

David Hengen topped a field of 368 entries to win the RunGood Poker Series Council Bluffs $575 Main Event for a $41,287 first-place prize. He also claimed a Signature Championship ring and became the first Main Event champion of the RGPS All-Stars season.

Hengen got heads up with RGPS Ambassador Ray Henson. Because Henson is not eligible for the All-Stars seat, Hengen had already won his place in the invite-only tournament set for December in the PokerGO studio.

The heads-up match didn't last long despite the stacks being relatively even when heads up began. Hengen could not lose a pot and eventually called Henson's shove with two pair to leave him drawing thin. Hengen held on to win the hand and eliminate Henson, who earlier in the series won the pot-limit Omaha event, in second place.

Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize (USD)
1David Hengen$41,827
2Ray Henson$25,515
3Brent Wilty$18,644
4Sam Johnson$13,483
5Dan Grossman$10,439
6Mark Laughlin$7,990
7Michael Fong$6,205
8Rob Kent$4,887
9Sam Castagnoli$3,904

Day 2 started with 83 players returning for Day 2. Danny Padilla was the overall chip leader but only managed to make it to 43rd place. Jason Currie was the bubble boy after bluffing his stack off to Lucas Kolbe, who gained a massive stack late in the day before he eventually fell in 30th place.

Final Table Action

The RGPS Horseshoe Iowa final table.
The RGPS Horseshoe Iowa final table.

Hengen entered the final table second in chips and shot to the chip lead when he knocked out Sam Castagnoli and Rob Kent in the same hand early in the final-table play. He called two shoves with pocket aces and held to take the chip lead with seven players remaining.

Michael Fong was the next to go and he was sent home by Sam Johnson, who had two overs to Fong's pocket deuces. Johnson and Hengen were then the two big stacks with everyone else lagging behind.

Mark Laughlin was eliminated in sixth place by Henson. Both players had the same hand, but Henson was suited and went runner-runner to a flush to eliminate Laughlin. That was the start of a push by Henson that would eventually put him in the chip lead.

Dan Grossman was eliminated by Johnson when Grossman ran pocket sevens into Johnson's aces. Then it was Johnson's turn to fall in fourth place. He shoved the turn with top pair against Hengen, who called with top two pair after tanking for a moment.

Brent Wilty bowed out in third place after losing a big pot to Hengen where both players had a straight. When he was very short, he three-bet shoved on Hengen who rivered a flush to send him to the rail.

From there it was all Hengen in the heads-up match on his way to the title and the $41,287 top prize. In the final hand, Henson got it in with top pair on the turn only to see Hengen roll over two pair. The river was a brick and Henson had to settle for second place.

Chris Christian RGPS Casino Champ

Meanwhile, Chris Christian was named Horseshoe Iowa Casino Champion after earning 25 points offer two cashes – including runner-up in the closing event – totaling $5,339.

As such, he secured a ticket to the All-Stars ProAm event presented by PokerGO in December.

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
$200 Two Green Chip Bounty144$16,560Jim Devaney$4,636
$300 Pot-Limit Omaha30$7.800Ray Henson$3,900
$185 DeepStack272$39,440Lexy Gavin$9,465
$135 Pro Bounty197$19,700Rachel Keele$5,121
$100 Turbo93TBDGrant Hinkle$2,233

After a great week of events here in Council Bluffs, the RGPS is now heading west for it's first-ever California stop. PokerNews will be with the tour all season long, bringing you the highlights and photos from all of the events and giving you a chance to meet each All-Stars qualifier.

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Ray Henson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($25,515)

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Ray Henson
Ray Henson

Ray Henson struggled to get anything going in the heads up match against David Hengen.

On this hand, the board read {k-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Spades} and Henson shoved the turn for about 1,000,000. Hengen called.

Henson had {a-}{k-} but was drawing thing against the {8-}{7-} of Hengen.

The river was the {4-Clubs} and Henson was eliminated in second place.

David Hengen us
David Hengen
us 7,360,000 1,520,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us Busted

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David Hengen Keeps Extending His Lead

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

David Hengen can't seem to lose a hand heads up.

He's already booked the All Stars seat since Ray Henson is not eligible to win it, but Hengen is trying to take down first place and bring home the $41,287.

On this hand, Hengen and Henson checked the {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop.

Then Henson bet 100,000 and Hengen made it 250,000 to go. Henson called.

The river was the {10-Spades} and both players checked. Hengen had {9-}{9-}.

David Hengen us
David Hengen
us 5,840,000 180,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 1,520,000 -180,000

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Hengen Takes Big Lead, Henson Hangin On

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

After preflop action, Ray Henson and David Hengen both checked down to the river.

The board read {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Henson bet 200,000. Hengen called.

Henson confidently turned over {j-}{5-} and Hengen showed {7-}{5-} for trip sevens.

It has been all Hengen since the heads up match began with both players starting from relatively even footing.

David Hengen us
David Hengen
us 5,660,000 1,000,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 1,700,000 -1,000,000

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David Hengen Takes a Lead

Brentharrington • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Ray Henson and David Hengen saw the {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop and both checked.

The turn was the {k-Diamonds} and Henson bet 100,000. Hengen called.

The river was the {9-Spades} and Henson bet 300,000. Hengen folded.

Hengen got a bit of an edge thanks to this hand.

Each player put in 350,000 on the turn with the board reading {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{a-Clubs} and then checked the river when the {7-Clubs} came.

Hengen showed two pair with {j-}{7-} and won the pot.

David Hengen us
David Hengen
us 4,660,000 880,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 2,700,000 -880,000

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Level:
24
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
40,000

Break Time

Brentharrington • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Ray Henson and David Hengen are heads up and heading to break.

Brent Wilty Eliminated in 3rd Place ($18,644)

Brentharrington • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Brent Wilty
Brent Wilty

David Hengen opened to 90,000 and Brent Wilty raised all in for his last 360,000.

He lost a big chunk of chips to Hengen earlier when both players made a straight on the river, but Hengen had a straight to the king and was now poised to finish Wilty off and send him home in third place.

Hengen called with {k-Spades}{5-Spades} against the {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts} of Wilty.

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{10-Spades} and gave Hengen the flush.

Wilty was eliminated in third place.

David Hengen us
David Hengen
us 3,780,000 960,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 3,580,000 180,000
Brent Wilty US
Brent Wilty
US Busted

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Blaze It: Ray Henson Takes Chip Lead After Big River Bet

Brentharrington • Level 23: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Brent Wilty
Brent Wilty

All three players saw the {j-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop for 90,000.

All three players checked the flop.

The turn was the {10-Clubs} and Brent Wilty bet 150,000. Ray Henson called. David Hengen folded.

The river was the {2-Clubs} and Wilty checked.

Henson called out a bet of 420,000. Wilty quickly called and Henson showed the winner, {q-}{j-}. Wilty showed {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 3,400,000 850,000
David Hengen us
David Hengen
us 2,820,000 -230,000
Brent Wilty US
Brent Wilty
US 1,120,000 -680,000

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