The RunGood Poker Series returns to Kansas City this week for a full schedule of events culminating in the $675 Main Event sporting a $100,000-guaranteed prize pool. First up on the schedule Tuesday was the $100 shootout, which attracted 120 players for a prize pool of $10,080. Twelve places would be paid, with $3,024 going to first.
In a shootout, the tournament advances in stages. Rather than balancing tables as players are eliminated, each table plays down to a winner, who advances to the next round. In the first round, we began with twelve ten-player tables. The winners of each of those advanced to two six-player tables. The two winners to emerge from that round played heads-up for the championship.
The heads-up stage itself took several hours to complete as each player began with very deep stacks of 150 big blinds. The competition finally ended near on to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning with Shane Raikes (pictured above) taking down the event. Congratulations Shane!
Official $100 Shootout results:
Photos from the Shootout event can be found here.
Wednesday, two Day 1 flights for the $180 Deepstack event were played out. The first flight began at noon and drew 175 players. Twelve levels of play later, Robert Turner emerged as the chip leader with 136,000. Flight B kicked off at 7 p.m., with Candace Caley emerging as the overall chip leader going into Day 2 with 234,000. Also advancing to Day 2 were Andre Allen (135,000), RG Pro Jonathan Gaviao, Papa Karn (103,000), Timothy Sipe (137,500), and Rizzloe Jones (134,500).
Going into Day 2, the seat assignments have been redrawn as follows:
Payout structures were not available at the time of this blog. A complete payout structure will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
The complete photo album from Flight A is available here, and the photo album from Flight B is available here.