Today begins the second day of starting flights of the RunGood Poker Series Contenders Tunica $600 Main Event at Horseshoe Hotel and Casino. A total of 176 entrants fired in yesterday’s flight, seeing 21 players make it to Day 2, which will resume tomorrow. Players unhappy with their ending total of the day, can choose to play another flight and have it be best bag forward, meaning a double bag will result in the bigger of the two stacks playing on Day 2, and the smaller one accepting a minimum cash.
Jessie Bryant leads the tournament at the moment after bagging 915,000 in yesterday’s flight. Others that were able to bag stacks included, JW Carter (403,000) BJ McBrayer (313,000), Mike Cordell (113,000), and Kaleb Dunn (70,000). A total of two former RGPS Tunica champions made it through to Day 2 as well. Tiffany Keathley ended the day with 240,000, and defending champion Max Le ended with 70,000, both looking to get their hands on another main event title, as well as a piece of the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Top Ten Day 1a Chip Counts
Players expected to fire today include Christopher Conrad, Michael Sanders, Ashley “PokerfaceAsh” Frank, and WSOP bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright, each of whom looking for greater success in this second flight. Those who do not bag will have one more chance to bag, in the form of the third flight, beginning at 7 p.m. today.
Players will begin the tournament with 30,000 chips with levels beginning at 100/200 and a 200 big blind ante. Levels will escalate once every 30 minutes, with a 15-minute break occurring every four levels, then every three levels after level 8. Players will have the option to enter in as many times as they wish in the first eight levels of the tournament. Play will continue until the field plays down 12.5%, then the remaining players will bag up for Sunday October 9th where they will all be in the money. Players who do not bag on this flight, will be able to play the remaining two flights on Saturday, October 8th.
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