$575 Main Event
$575 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Danny Padilla Puts a Stamp on Day 1a

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Danny Padilla
Danny Padilla

The RunGood Poker Series main event at Council Bluffs Horseshoe started Friday at 7 p.m. This was the first of three starting flights for the first main event of the RGPS All Stars season.

Danny Padilla took the chip lead early and held it most of the night, only dipping to about 140,000 before finally bagging 382,000. Padilla was already going to bag the chip lead, but on the final hand of the night, he added even more. He called two all ins, both under 20 big blinds and managed to flop the best and hold. He eliminated two players and took almost 400,000 into Day 2. Day 2 will resume Sunday at noon.

At the end of the day, 21 players bagged and no one was even really close to Padilla. Chris Hovey bagged 190,500 and that was the next biggest stack.

Mike Fouts, who won this event in 2018, was among the many Day 1a casualties. He is expected to rejoin the field Saturday. Paul Strohm also failed to bag, after running pocket kings into pocket aces. Emily Larson was also felted with kings. She lost to trip aces after getting all in against ace-high.

The fields for Saturday will both likely be bigger than tonight's and PokerNews.com will be here throughout the weekend brining you updates and photos from the RGPS main event here at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

Tags: Danny PadillaEmily LarsonMike FoutsPaul Strohm

End of Day 1a Chip Count (full)

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Danny Padilla us
Danny Padilla
us 382,000
Chris Hovey US
Chris Hovey
US 190,500 125,500
Sam Castagnoli US
Sam Castagnoli
US 155,000 7,000
Mark Laughlin US
Mark Laughlin
US 134,500
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 133,000 61,000
Brad Lammers us
Brad Lammers
us 116,000 -17,300
Steve Broek US
Steve Broek
US 105,500 63,500
Dan Dykehouse US
Dan Dykehouse
US 98,500 -2,500
Erick Norvell us
Erick Norvell
us 98,000 13,000
Thomas Houston us
Thomas Houston
us 89,500
Henry Gingerich us
Henry Gingerich
us 89,000 -11,000
Kaleb Morgan US
Kaleb Morgan
US 83,000 -11,500
Greg Poor us
Greg Poor
us 81,000 -29,000
Richard Arndt us
Richard Arndt
us 74,500
Chris Conrad us
Chris Conrad
us 73,000 33,000
Ryan Phan us
Ryan Phan
us 72,500 28,500
Cindy Bolster US
Cindy Bolster
US 58,000 -6,000
Michael Sortino us
Michael Sortino
us 51,500 31,500
Tim Rystrom US
Tim Rystrom
US 45,500
Jerry Moore us
Jerry Moore
us 38,000 -10,000
Ray Rife us
Ray Rife
us 37,000 -1,400

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Bagging for Day 1a

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante

Day 1a is done and the players are bagging. A recap of the day will be posted shortly.

Danny Padilla Knocks Out Two on Final Hand

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante

Travis Gant double-checked with the floor about whether he could take his best stack forward and found out he could not. So he shoved all in.

Ryan Lempp shoved behind him for 39,500 and had the bigger of the two stacks. Danny Padilla, who was going to bag the chip lead, either way, called.

Padilla had {q-Spades}{6-Spades} against the {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} and the {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}.

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Padilla flopped best and held to eliminate both opponents on the final hand of the night.

Danny Padilla us
Danny Padilla
us 382,000 72,000
Travis Gant us
Travis Gant
us Busted
Ryan Lempp US
Ryan Lempp
US Busted

Tags: Danny PadillaTravis GantRyan Lempp


The All Stars Season is Underway

Brentharrington • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The “All-Stars Presented by PokerGO” season will host and award tournament seats to a 64-player capped event streamed from inside the PokerGO Studio at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Half the field will qualify through the tour while the remaining spots will be filled by invitees of PokerGO and RunGood that include poker professionals, industry personalities, and celebrities.

This season will mark the tour’s biggest schedule to date with two new locations that will take the series out West, Jamul Casino in San Diego and Thunder Valley Resort in Sacramento. Each stop will award two $550 seats into the end of the year Pro-am Event. One to the Main Event winner and the other to the Casino Champion Points winner. Live reporting of all the action will once again be provided by PokerNews.com.

The theme will run throughout Spring and Fall 2020. Spring dates are noted below while dates for the Fall will be announced in the coming months:

February 4-9 – Council Bluffs, IA

February 18-23 – San Diego, CA

February 25 – March 1 – Joplin, MO

March 3 – 8 – Tunica, MS

March 31 – April 5 Bossier City, LA

April 21-26 – Kansas City, MO

April 28 – May 3 – Tulsa, OK

June 9 – 14 – Oklahoma City, OK

“Following the success of Showbound’ earlier this year, we’re ready to raise the stakes and highlight more heroes from the RunGood Poker Series,” said Sam Simmons, president of Poker Central. “’We’re excited to welcome ‘All-Stars’ from across the country to the PokerGO Studio to compete on poker’s greatest stage.”

“Getting to send two players from the tour last year to be on ‘Poker After Dark’ was a dream experience. After wrapping up, my first thought was let’s share this ride with more. The brilliant minds at PokerGO and I went into the tank and came out with something magical,” said Tana Karn, president of RunGoodGear.com, owner of the RunGood Poker Series. “The stage is set for one heck of a party.”

For access to poker's premier content, visit www.PokerGO.com and use code "RunGood" for $20 off an annual subscription!

Some Action From Table 10

Brentharrington • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
  • Ryan Anderson opened from middle position to 5,300 and Chris Conrad defended the big blind.

    The flop came {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Conrad checked.

    Anderson bet 11,400 and Conrad folded.

  • Henry Gingerich opened to 4,500 from middle position and Chris Conrad shoved all in for 33,200 from the small blind. Gingerich took a little while, but eventually settled on a fold.
Henry Gingerich us
Henry Gingerich
us 100,000 -5,000
Ryan Anderson us
Ryan Anderson
us 47,000 21,000
Chris Conrad us
Chris Conrad
us 40,000 4,600

Tags: Chris ConradHenry GingerichRyan Anderson