Level 15 (1,500/3,000/500)
Total Entrants: 319
Players Remaining: 67
Average Stack: 95,500
Of the six RunGood team members who made it to Day 2, only three remain with Ray Henson, Mina Greco, and Grant Hinkle now on the rail. Jose Montes and Blair Hinkle are both comfortably above the chip average and Justin Gardenhire (pictured) was put to the test for his tournament life to fall to 20 big blinds.
Gardenhire opened to 6,500 in early position and Jon Gibbs called in the hijack. Steve Brock put in 3,500 more from the big blind and they went three-handed to the K♣6♦2♥ flop.
Brock led for 4,000 and only Gardenhire called to the 4♦ turn. Brock bet 7,500 and Gardenhire raised to 15,500. After some thought, Brock moved all-in, with a slightly larger stack than Gardenhire, and Gardenhire put his cards right in the muck.
With the first break of the day near, below is a look at the stacks for the three RunGood ambassadors left in the Council Bluffs Main Event.
Jose Montes - 120,000
Blair Hinkle - 112,000
Justin Gardenhire - 61,000