Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||15,000 / 25,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Joe Walters finished Day 2 of the RunGood Poker Series Jamul Casino $575 Main Event the same way he finished Day 1b; on a surge, and on top of the chip counts in the end.
Walters was the last one standing from a field of 294 entrants, defeating Kevin Meyers heads-up and winning the Main Event from Jamul Casino in San Diego, California. Per the terms of a heads-up deal, Walters takes home $31,280, along with the RGPS ring and a $550 seat to the RGPS Pro-am at PokerGO Studios in December.
Meyers, who started the day with just 14 big blinds, rode a early-day wave and came up just short of winning the championship, coming in second for $23,505.
"For him to start the day with 26k, then finish second, is just an amazing accomplishment," Walters said of Meyers. "I was glad to play him heads up, it was fun.
Final Table Results
|1||Joe Walters||United States||$31,280*|
|2||Kevin Meyers||United States||$23,505*|
|3||Robert Fortuno||United States||$14,655|
|4||Tim Acker||United Kingdom||$9,150|
|5||Chris Carney||United States||$7,065|
|6||Imad Kero||United States||$5,950|
|7||Spencer Tep||United States||$4,915|
|8||Papa Karn||United States||$4,045|
|9||David Para||United States||$3,200|
*denotes heads-up deal
Final Table Action
The action was fast when the tournament went nine-handed, led by the fearless style of Spencer Tep. Tep came into the final nine with the chip lead, but bowed out in seventh place after a series of plays that didn't go his way.
Tep, along with the shortest three stacks going into the final table, all were eliminated within the first full level of the final table, leaving the final five to battle it out.
Meyers began to make his run to the second-place finish after taking a big pot from Chris Carney. Carney (5th - $7,065) was knocked out in the following hand.
Tim Acker (4th - $9,150) went out next, sending a massive amount of chips Walters' way in a hand that saw Walters flop a straight against Acker's two pair.
"I just wanted to pile the money in, thinking he had a big hand," Walters said of the hand. "I didn't want any scare cards to come, so I decided to get in in."
Robert Fortuno (3rd - $14,655) went to three-handed play with the stacks relatively even among himself, Walters and Meyers at times, but went home in third to send Meyers and Walters to the heads up match.
Jennifer Gianera Crowned RGPS Jamul Casino Champion
Jennifer Gianera finished fifth in Event #6 putting her ahead of everyone else in the Casino Champion point total. With registration closed in Event #7, there were only a handful of players entered in The Closer that could still pass her with a strong enough finish. Eventually, they were all eliminated; her fate was sealed and she was declared the Casino Champion! Gianera will represent the San Diego Card Sharks at the PokerGO Pro-Am invite-only event this December.
RGPS Side Event Winners
|Event #1: $125 Pro Bounty||216||$22,680||Jounie Angcao||$3,254|
|Event #2: $180 Deepstack||211||$29,540||Jennifer Gianera||$6,050|
|Event #3: $200 Double Green Chip Bounty||99||$11,435||Richard Furfaro||$2,220|
|Event #4: $300 PLO||47||$12,220||Glen Adams||$4,275|
|Event #5: $575 Main Event||294||$147,000||Joe Walters||$31,280|
|Event #6: $240 Black Chip Bounty||67||$7,035||Nadem Pattah||$4,275|
|Event #7: $100 Series Closer||87||$6,960||Aaron Knapp||$1,437|
With the board showing , Joe Walters checked, Kevin Meyers bet 25,000, Walters check-raised to 125,000, Meyers shoved, and Walters called.
The turn came , with Meyers' top pair continuing to hold, but the on the river brought in the flush, and clinched the RGPS Jamul Casino Main Event championship for Walters.
Joe Walters opened to 80,000, and Kevin Meyers called.
Meyers checked the flop, Walters bet 105,000, Meyers check-raised to 225,000, and Walters called.
Meyers bet 245,000 on the river, Walters raised to 530,000, and Meyers folded.
With the board showing , Kevin Meyers checked, and Joe Walters bet 85,000, with Meyers calling.
Meyers check-called a 180,000 bet on the turn.
Meyers led out for 500,000 on the river, and Walters called. Walters mucked when Meyers turned over , good for the straight.
Joe Walters has locked up $27,280, Kevin Meyers will get a guaranteed $23,505, and the two players will keep playing for the remaining $4,000 left in the prize pool, as well as the RGPS ring and $550 seat to the RGPS Pro-am at PokerGO Studios in December 2020.
Robert Fortuno opened to 90,000 in the small blind, Joe Walters three-bet to 325,000 from the big blind, Fortuno four-bet all in for 1,160,000 total, and Walters called.
Walters' pocket queens stayed ahead the whole way, and Fortuno exits in third place.
Kevin Meyers opened to 75,000 on the button, and Joe Walters called in the big blind.
Walters check-called a 105,000 from Meyers on the flop. Both players then checked the turn.
Walters check-folded to a 200,000 bet from Meyers on the river.
With on the board, Joe Walters bet 75,000 from the big blind, Kevin Meyers raised to 190,000, and Walters called.
Walters checked the river, Meyers bet 240,000, and Walters called. Meyers immediately complemented Walters on a good call, and Walters showed for the win.