RGPS Horseshoe Council Bluffs $420 Main Event
Days:
1a1b2

Event Info

Buy-in $420
Prize Pool $181,800
Players 505

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 60,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 77

Highlights

Highlights

RGPS Horseshoe Council Bluffs $420 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Nathan Steuer Comes Back to Win RGPS Horseshoe Council Bluffs Golden Ticket Main Event ($39,085)

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Nathan Steuer
Nathan Steuer

Day 2 of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) Horseshoe Council Bluffs $420 Golden Ticket Main Event saw 77 players from a 505-entry field return to the felt, with an entry into the RGPS All-Stars ProAm at stake, as well a RGPS All-Stars ring, and the grand prize of $39,085. After nearly thirteen hours, it was Nathan Steuer, a roofing industry project manager, who earned the trip to Vegas and the lion's share of the prize pool after a heads-up battle with Cody Bartlett.

"I'm a little bit overwhelmed," a smiling Steuer told PokerNews after his victory. "I've just been waiting a long time for something like this. It means a lot."

Steuer went into heads-up play with Bartlett as a 3:1 underdog, but wasn't intimidated by the monster stack that loomed in front of him. "I know what it's like to get heads-up; honestly, I kinda got hit with the deck. I doubled up, and it was fair game after that. Once you get somebody down, it's really just all about aggression. All the credit to him, I just got lucky in the right spots and ran hot."

Steuer was excited to have the ticket to the All-Stars ProAm as well as the cash, and the prospect of playing with poker professionals and celebrities brought back memories of his origins in poker. "I was part of the 2003 Moneymaker boom, watching the stuff on TV, playing tournaments with my friends. To come from that and get to go play with thirty-two legends, it's just gonna be a cool expierience. Hopefully I run as good there as I did here; it would be cool to take a few out or at last a few of them!"

RGPS Horseshoe Council Bluffs Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPrize
1Nathan Steuer$39,085
2Cody Bartlett$24,167
3Jose Bermudes$17,655
4Shawn Stevenson$13,088
5Robbie Kent$9,843
6Kent Battles$7,508
7Nick Barksdale$5,809
8Kerry Hildebrand$4,558
9Seth Gutz$3,627
10Zach Davidson$2,925

Day 2 Action

Twenty-three players were unfortunate enough to leave the Day 2 tables with no payday, including Steve Fredlund, Patrick Watkins, and bubble boy Marvin Donaldson.

Once the bubble burst, payouts came swiftly, with notables such as Henry Gingerich (16th - $1,982), Alex Wheeler (24th - $1,414), Scott Buller (27th - $1,218), Cash Carpenter (32nd - $940), and June's RGPS Horseshoe Council Bluffs champ Freeman Kauffman (39th - $762) taking home a chunk of the $181,800 prize pool, which demolished the advertised $40,000 Guarantee. Day 1b chip leader Paul Matzinger was at or near the top of the counts for most of the day, but ended up busting to Bartlett in a monster pot just before the final table, ending Matzinger's run in eleventh-place for $2,925.

Paul Matzinger
Paul Matzinger

Final Table Action

Bartlett entered the final table with more than double the nearest stack, and he put those chips to work immediately, busting Zach Davidson just minutes into the final table. After Seth Gutz fell in ninth, Kerry Hildebrand, who had navigated her way to the final table with a short stack through the entire day, finally succumbed to Robbie Kent to bust next.

Nate Barksdale was next to go, with his queens going down in flames to the kings of Day 1b chip leader Shawn Stevenson. Kent Battles and Robbie Kent share a name together, and they also sit next to each other in the results, as they fell back-to-back in sixth and fifth. Nathan Steuer then hit a set on Stevenson to take most of Stevenson's stack. Stevenson managed to rally for a bit, but ended up in fourth when his ace-seven couldn't catch up to the Big Slick of Bartlett.

Bartlett took 70% of the chips into three-handed play, and wasted little time in vanquishing Jose Bermudes in third. Bartlett looked like he was poised to run the table and take down the title with a 3:1 chip lead at the start of heads-up play, but Steuer battled back, first by winning a big flip, then following that up immediately with another big pot with ace-king, betting 1.7 million with top pair, top kicker and getting paid off by Bartlett.

Cody Bartlett
Cody Bartlett

Bartlett was able to survive for another half-hour, until he finally committed his last fifteen big blinds with middle pair on a nine-high flop. Steuer held nine-three for top pair, however, and improved to two pair on the turn and held on the river to earn his second career RGPS title, the coveted RGPS All-Stars Ring, and a seat in the RGPS All-Stars ProAm in December.

Tags: Alex WheelerCash CarpenterCody BartlettFreeman KauffmanHenry GingerichJose BermudesKent BattlesKerry HildebrandMarvin DonaldsonNathan SteuerNick BarksdalePatrick WatkinsPaul MatzingerRobbie KentScott BullerSeth GutzShawn StevensonSteve FredlundZach Davidson

Cody Bartlett Eliminated in 2nd Place ($24,167)

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Cody Bartlett
Cody Bartlett

Nathan Steuer raised to 200,000 on the button, and Cody Bartlett called in the big blind.

Bartlett checked the {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop, and Steuer announced, "All-in."

"Call," came the response from Bartlett for his last 1.2 million.

Cody Bartlett: {q-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Nathan Steuer: {9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

"Nice hand," Bartlett told Steuer upon seeing that he was behind. The {3-Hearts} turn improved Steuer to two pair, and a brick {2-Diamonds} river sent the RGPS All-Stars Ring and the seat into the All-Stars ProAm to Steuer, along with $39,085.

A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Nathan Steuer us
Nathan Steuer
us 10,100,000 1,500,000
Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us Busted

Tags: Cody BartlettNathan Steuer

Bartlett Clawing Back

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Cody Bartlett raised to 150,000 on the button, and Nathan Steuer called in the big blind.

Steuer check-called a bet of 125,000 from Bartlett on a {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop, and both players checked the {8-Hearts} turn. Steuer checked the {7-Clubs} river, then snap-called when Bartlett bet 250,000. Bartlett tabled {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for kings-up, and Steuer mucked.

Nathan Steuer us
Nathan Steuer
us 7,100,000 -500,000
Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 3,000,000 500,000

Tags: Cody BartlettNathan Steuer

Steuer Takes Control

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Nathan Steuer raised to 200,000 from the button, and Cody Bartlett called in the big blind.

Bartlett check-called a bet of 250,000 from Steuer on the {k-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, and the {7-Spades} fell on the turn. Bartlett checked, and Steuer bet 600,000. Bartlett called again.

The {4-Clubs} hit the river, and Bartlett checked a third time. "One-point-seven million," Steuer said.

A minute ticked by, then Bartlett announced a call, and Steuer showed {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}.

"Pretty sick," Bartlett said before mucking.

Nathan Steuer us
Nathan Steuer
us 7,600,000 2,650,000
Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 2,500,000 -2,650,000

Tags: Cody BartlettNathan Steuer

Steuer Doubles Through Bartlett

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Nathan Schuer
Nathan Schuer

Cody Bartlett raised to 150,000 from the button, and Nathan Steuer three-bet to 400,000 in the big blind. Bartlett four-bet shoved.

Steuer stood up, hands on his hips, then said, "Let's go! Call."

Cody Bartlett: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Nathan Steuer: {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}

Bartlett held on the {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} flop, but the {a-Clubs} turn gave Steuer aces-up and the lead.

"Good hand," Bartlett told Steuer after the {2-Hearts} fell on the river, and the stacks are nearly even.

Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 5,150,000 -2,150,000
Nathan Steuer us
Nathan Steuer
us 4,950,000 2,150,000

Tags: Nathan SteuerCody Bartlett

Jose Bermudes Eliminated in 3rd Place ($17,655)

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Jose Bermudes
Jose Bermudes

Cody Bartlett raised to 150,000 on the button, then called when Jose Bermudes three-bet shoved for 450,000 in the big blind.

Jose Bermudes: {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}
Cody Bartlett: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

"Queen!" Bermudes said when the {9-Hearts}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts} flop hit. His joy was short-lived, however, as the {8-Diamonds} turn gave Bartlett a straight. No chop appeared on the {6-Hearts} river, and Bermudes told his two remaining tablemates "Good game" before heading to the payout desk.

Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 7,300,000 1,175,000
Nathan Steuer us
Nathan Steuer
us 2,800,000 -700,000
Jose Bermudes us
Jose Bermudes
us Busted

Tags: Cody BartlettJose Bermudes

Bartlett Dodges the Trap

BrandonTemple • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Cody Bartlett raised to 150,000 from the button, and Nathan Steuer called in the small blind.

Steuer checked the {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop, and Bartlett bet 130,000. Steuer called.

The {10-Clubs} fell on the turn, and Steuer checked again. Bartlett bet 325,000 and Steuer called.

Both players checked the {9-Clubs} river, and Steuer showed {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for a runner-runner nut flush. Bartlett mucked.

Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 6,125,000 -425,000
Nathan Steuer us
Nathan Steuer
us 3,500,000 725,000
Jose Bermudes us
Jose Bermudes
us 450,000 -355,000

Tags: Cody BartlettNathan Steuer