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 150 entrants fired in yesterday’s flight, seeing 19 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 the 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.
Jon Swift leads the tournament at the moment after bagging 389,000 in yesterday’s flight. Others that were able to bag stacks included James Hart (383,000), David Frazier (374,000), RGPS ring-winner Katerina Lukina (334,000), and Saeed Nid (284,000).
Top Ten Day 1a Chip Counts
A total of two former RGPS Tunica champions made it through to Day 2 as well; Denise Pratt (240,000) and Max Le (92,000), with both looking to get their hands on another main event title, as well as a piece of the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Players expected to fire today include Christopher Conrad, WSOP bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright, and 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, 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 6 p.m. today.
Players will begin the tournament with 30,000 chips with levels starting 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 can enter as many times as they wish in the first eight levels of the tournament, with registration closing once players return from break. Play will continue until the field plays down to 12.5%, then the remaining players will bag up for Sunday, March 5th, where they will all be in the money.
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