Day 2 Completed
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Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
On Sunday night, Jacob Seale came out on top of a 482-entry field to win the RunGood Poker Series Kansas City $575 Main Event after a three-way deal which saw Seale collect the final Signature Championship ring of the season and $40,963 in prize money.
Seale took the top spot while Ray Rife finished in second place for $37,923. Meanwhile, Shawn Privat took $28,369 for third place after grinding out a short stack for much of the day.
The three players made a deal shortly after Josh Turner was eliminated in fourth place. Turner came into the final table as the chip leader but got aces cracked against Rife and lost a flip to Seale shortly after to fall four-handed.
Prior to the win, Seale had $310,991 in prize money with a prior career-high of $37,428 for finishing runner-up in April's RGPS Harrah's North Kansas City stop. He also finished 12th in this past summer's World Series of Poker Event #84: $1,500 The Closer for $37,215.
Final Table Results
*Denotes three-handed deal.
Final Table Action
The final table began with Andy Ernstein quickly eliminating two players. Peter Gardner finished in tenth place and then Zachary Carroll ran pocket kings into Ernstein's aces to bust in ninth place.
Despite getting those two knockouts, Ernstein was next to go after losing three big pots to Seale. On the final hand, Ernstein got pocket sevens in against Seale's jacks and hit the rail in seventh place.
Grant Hart lost a big pot to Rife to bust in sixth. Rife, Seale and Hart saw a flop three-handed and Rife checked before calling Hart's shove with middle set to leave Hart drawing to only running aces. He didn't catch up and was later eliminated by Seale for the last of his chips.
Chuck Marty fell in fifth place to Rife. The two got the same hand all in preflop but Rife made a flush on the river to send Marty home with fifth-place money.
Then it was Turner who couldn't seem to buy a break four-handed. Rife turned a set of queens to crack his aces, and then Seale out flipped him to get the last of his chips.
Seale claimed his first RGPS title and the last of the Signature Championship rings.
The day started with 103 players returning to take their shot at the title. The last 54 players made the money after Jon McAndrew was the stone bubble.
Many of the Kansas City locals found their way into the money including Mason Hinke finishing in 54th place and Kevin "Kevmath" Mathers finishing right behind him in 53rd. Chris "Pug" Juul fell in 31st for $1,246, while the RGPS Council Bluff Main Event champ Derrick Contreras fell in 37th for $1,010.
All week the RGPS events drew record numbers for the stop and it was quite the finale to the Game Seven season of the RGPS. The RGPS will return in February. You can follow all the updates and photos from the entire season, and check out all the results from this past season on PokerNews.com.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Game Seven season and especially to Jacob Seale, the RGPS Kansas City Main Event champion!
Joshua Turner got all in for the last of his chips against Jacob Seale with against Seale's .
Seale flopped a queen and held to eliminate Turner in fourth place.
Ray Rife opened the button to an unknown amount and Joshua Turner raised to 250,000 from the big blind. Rife made it 550,000 to go and Turner called.
The flop came and Turner checked. Rife shoved all in and Turner quickly called and showed against the of Rife.
The turn was the and the river was the and Rife doubled up thanks to a queen on the turn to come from behind. Turner is now fourth in chips after entering the final table with the chip lead.
Joshua Turner opened the button to 110,000 and Shawn Privat raised to 250,000. Turner called.
The flop came and Privat moved all in for 505,000 and Turner called.
Privat had and Turner had .
The turn was the and the river was the and Privat held on with ace high to double through the former chip leader.
Joshua Turner and Ray Rife were heads up with the board reading and Rife checked.
Turner bet 265,000 and Rife called.
The river was the and Rife checked again. Turner bet 450,000 and Rife took a moment.
"This just turned into a bluff catcher," Rife said.
He called and Turner slid his cards face down into the muck. Rife showed .
Jacob Seale raised to 70,000 and Chuck Marty shoved his remaining 275,000 from the small blind. Ray Rife called from the big blind and Seale folded.
Marty and Rife both had , but Rife had .
The board ran out , giving Rife a flush on the river to eliminate Marty in fifth place.
Jacob Seale opened to 75,000 and Joshua Turner called from the small blind.
Grant Hart raised all in for 175,000 and Seale reraised to 500,000. Turner folded.
Hart had against the of Seale.
The board ran out and Seale won the hand to eliminate Hart in sixth place.