Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Albertson Leads as 29 Advance From Day 1a of the RGPS All Stars Comeback Tour Seminole Coconut Creek $600 Main Event
The inaugural flight of the RunGood Poker Series All Stars Comeback Tour Seminole Coconut Creek $600 Main Event was a bustling affair, as 205 entrants came to the Florida felt, more than doubling the $50,000 guarantee with another flight still to go on Saturday. Just 29 players managed to put chips into a bag, and leading the way is none other than Event #1: $250 Super Stack No Limit Hold'em champ David Albertson, who bagged 406,000 chips after going on a tear late in the day.
Albertson, who earned a $13,585 payday for his heads-up chop in Event #1 with Lisa Teebagy, started his surge in Level 10, cracking Big Slick with ace-five to jump up the counts. Right before Level 13 began, Albertson made quad fours and got paid in full by a player with pocket jacks to send him near the top of the counts, and a few more nice sized pots near the end of the day ensured Albertson's quest for a second RunGood Poker Series Ring, as well as a potential seat in the All Stars Pro Am powered by PokerGo.
Others who managed to bag chips include Walter Bravo (236,000), Joel Weisberger (234,000), Eric Landau (206,000), and Mark Hodge (90,000). Meanwhile, RunGood All Stars Cash Game participants Jamie Kerstetter, Ray Henson and Justin Gardenhire were all unable to find a bag, and will have one more chance to advance tomorrow in Day 1b.
Day 1b kicks off tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST, with registration opening in the poker room at 8 a.m. EST for what is sure to be a jam-packed flight. All players who manage to bag in tomorrow's flight will join the 29 players from Day 1a in Day 2 action at 11 a.m. EST on Sunday, August 29th to play down to a winner.
PokerNews will be on hand all tournament long to provide live updates and chip counts, so be sure to tune in tomorrow as we come one step closer to crowning the first RunGood Poker Series champ at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek!
The remaining field will play one more hand before bagging and tagging for the evening. Stay tuned for full chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.
Ira Schwartz jammed for around 40,000 from early position, and Walter Bravo called next to act.
Schwartz looked primed to double up and reclaim some of his lost chips after the flop and turn, but cruel fate was waiting for Schwartz on the river, and he was eliminated.
Paul Julian limped in from middle position, and Mark Hodge raised to 8,000 from the cutoff. Julian called.
Julian checked the flop to Hodge, who announced a bet of 7,500. Julian didn't waste much time in jamming for 69,000 total, and Hodge tanked for a few moments before folding.
Michael Tait raised to 10,000 from middle position, and was called by the cutoff, as well as Ira Schwartz in the big blind.
Schwartz checked the flop to Tait, who jammed for 55,500. The cutoff folded, and Schwartz called.
Tait locked the hand up once the rolled off on the turn, and his flush netted the full double once the fell on the river.
A player raised to 6,500 from early position, and Daniel Pearlman three-bet to 18,500 from the button. The early-position player called.
"You got the last one, my turn!" Pearlman told his opponent, adding, "Seems reasonable, right?"
The flop was checked by the early-position player, and Pearlman bet 15,000. The early-position player folded.
A player jammed for 29,000 from early position, and Rick Leger three-bet shoved for 57,000 next to act.
"C'mon, gimme something good!" Steve Olivier said in the big blind before looking at his cards.
"Ah, the Doyle!" Olivier said after peeking at this cards, tossing the assumed ten-deuce in the muck shortly after.
Leger hit top pair on the flop to take a commanding lead, but the turn gave Leger's opponent a faint glimmer of hope. That glimmer was snuffed out on the river, and Leger eliminated his opponent.