RGPS Thursday Recap - Deepstack, PLO, Mega Satellite

Thursday at the RGPS Hard Rock Tulsa was a day packed full of events, beginning with the $180 Deepstack finale at noon, the $230 PLO tournament at 4 p.m., and finishing off with the $160 Mega Satellite.

42 players survived their Day 1 flights in the $180 Deepstack tournament Wednesday and came back to play down to a winner on Thursday. Day 1 chip leader Cary Marshall lost his spot at the top of the leaderboard several times over the course of Day 2 but managed to regain the lead when it mattered most -- with just two players left. One critical hand leading to his victory came against then chip-leader Aaron Peeler, which you can read about here.  

Marshall and RG Pro Daniel "Duma" Lowery chopped the remaining prize pool heads-up with $8,362 and the RunGood Medallion going to Marshall and $7,676 going to Lowery.

Official $180 Deepstack payouts:

Place Name Home Town Prize
1 Cary Marshall Reno, NV $8,362
2 Daniel Lowery Peter Pender, AR $7,676
3 Benjamin Bailey Tulsa, OK $4,163
4 Joseph Mouser Lawton, OK $2,904
5 Stephen Guy Osage County, OK $2,179
6 Steven Hayes Tulsa, OK $1,709
7 Aaron Peeler Midwest City, OK $1,444
8 Jeffery Martin Memphis, TN $1,197
9 Tracey Rudd Tulsa, OK $1,030
10 Daniel Martin Las Vegas, NV $811
11 Benjamin Nix Roosevelt, TX $811
12 Molley Mossey Clearwater, MN $811
13 David Baker Sahuarita, AZ $611
14 Katherine Bickel Fairview, TX $611
15 Gary Burrell Moore, Ok $611
16 Andre Allen Kansas City, MO $478
17 Michael Lech Alma, AR $478
18 Jose Montes Bronx, NY $478
19 Edsou Oliva Tulsa, OK $384
20 Ty Moffett Tulsa, OK $384
21 Jon Bennett Tulsa, OK $384
22 Craig Worley Stillwater, OK $384
23 John Norwood Checotah, OK $384
24 Lynn Samples Bedford, TX $384
25 Marcea Barton Tulsa, OK $384
26 Jay Hunter Tulsa, OK $384
27 David Brown Norman, OK $352
28 Eric Bunch Tulsa, OK $352
29 Carol Burrell Moore, Ok $320
30 Phillip Nelson Tulsa, OK $320
31 Kenny Baggett Rogers, AR $320
32 Ross Bybee Mckinney, TX $320
33 Deborah Hale Owasso, OK $320
34 Michael Regalla Moore, Ok $320
35 Bong Tran Tulsa, OK $320
36 Larry Trimble Broken Arrow, OK $320


The complete photo albums for the Deepstack event can be found here, here, and here.

At 4 p.m., the $230 Pot-Limit Omaha event began, ultimately attracting 68 players and creating a prize pool of $13,600, well above the $10,000 guarantee.  Seven places would be paid with $4,188 going to first.

A raffle was held at the end of the second break to give away a Custom Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler with two Rambler Colsters. The lucky winner was Herb L. Factory. Congratulations!

Play continued well past the 7 p.m. start of the Mega Satellite, with the final table filled will a veritable who's-who of Oklahoma poker talent (and one very well-known Arizona visitor).  Jeremiah Smith of Joplin, Missouri, and RG Pro Justin Gardenhire chopped the remaining prize pool heads-up for $3,740 each, with the RG medallion going to Smith. Congratulations to Jeremiah and Justin on a fantastic performance!

Official $230 PLO results:

Place Name Home Town Prize
1 Justin Gardenhire Wagoner, OK $3,740
2 Jeremiah Smith Joplin, MO $3,740
3 Ross Bybee McKinney, TX $2,244
4 Jason White Mannford, OK $1,496
5 Huy Nguyen Oklahoma City, OK $952
6 David Baker Sahuarita, AZ $775
7 Cherie Baber Tulsa, OK $653


The complete photo album for the PLO event can be found here.

The day's action culminated with the first of three Main Event satellites to be held this week. 20 seats were guaranteed to be awarded in the event. The $160 Mega Satellite began at 7 p.m. and drew 111 entries, for a prize pool of $14,985 or 22 Main Event seats. The bubble boy would receive a $135 cash prize.

Competing past midnight and into the early morning hours, the bubble finally burst, with the following players receiving prizes:

Place Name Home Town Prize
1 John Popa Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 James Tyner Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Susie Benzel Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 John Heckenkamp Claremore, OK ME Seat
1 William Scarsdale Harrison, AR ME Seat
1 Eddie Addington Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Chip Pettit Broken Arrow, OK ME Seat
1 Mesgana Tesfalidet Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Michael Renfro Broken Arrow, OK ME Seat
1 Isaac Cantu Brownsville, TX ME Seat
1 Bobby Randolph Collinsville, OK ME Seat
1 Joe Ferguson Catoosa, OK ME Seat
1 Gregory Jennings Overland Park, KS ME Seat
1 Joel Malabrigo Tahlequah, OK ME Seat
1 Janie Rui Oklahoma City, OK ME Seat
1 Terry "Papa" Karn Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Yuwadi Langenhahn Tulsa, OK ME Seat
1 Long Vu Broken Arrow, OK ME Seat
1 Clarence Prevost Bixby, OK ME Seat
1 William Cole Rogers, AR ME Seat
1 Michael Sanders Russellville, AR ME Seat
1 Thomas Crick Morrilton, AR ME Seat
2 John Juby Owasso, OK $135


Friday's schedule begins with a 10-seat guaranteed $160 Main Event Satellite at noon, and the first of three Day 1 flights of the $675 Main Event, Flight A at 7 p.m. Being given away via raffle in each of the Main Event Day 1 flights is a 65" Samsung Curve 4K TV plus an extra prize. Flight A's extra prize is a Sony PlayStation 4 game console.  To be eligible to win, all you have to do is place your registration receipt into the drawing box and you must be present to win.  PokerNews will be here to cover all the action for the RGPS Main Event. You can find the live updates, chip counts, and photos by PokerNews here.

Good luck to everyone playing today and than you for coming out to play!

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