Introducing the Inaugural Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship $500,000 GTD Event

[Lincoln, CA] – The Hendon Mob, the unrivaled authority in live poker tournament results and statistics, is thrilled to announce their first ever United States event. The Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship will take place at Thunder Valley Casino Resort July 20th – 23rd in partnership with the RunGood Poker Series. The event is poised to set records with a hefty $500,000 guaranteed prizepool and $600 buy-in price point.

The event will be celebrating the Mid-Major Poker scene with Stephen Song, 2022 GPI Player of the Year and Mid-Major Poker Player of the Year. Song finished the GPI’s POY race with 3,543.72 points on the year with an incredible first place finish at the December WPT Prime Championship at the Wynn in Las Vegas that catapulted him to securing the title.

As the three time Best Mid-Major Poker Tour, the RunGood Poker Series saw their partnership with Thunder Valley Casino Resort and the Global Poker Index a perfect opportunity to further the support of the Mid-Major poker scene. They will be providing last years and next year’s Mid-Major Poker Player of the Year a prize package of over $2,000 in value which includes airfare, hotel, gift card, and buy-in for The Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship.

“I’m proud to be representing the GPI Mid-Major Player of the Year and thankful for the RunGood crew for inviting me to The Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship hosted by Thunder Valley.” said Stephen Song. “Excited to play at one of my favorite casinos.”

The Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship will be live reported on PokerNews and visually captured by the talented RunGood Poker Series media team.

Eric Danis, president of The Hendon Mob and Global Poker Index, expressed his excitement about the upcoming championship, saying, "The Hendon Mob Mid-Major Championship is our way of acknowledging the vital role mid-major tournaments play in the poker ecosystem. We believe over time this championship will become a must-attend event for poker enthusiasts worldwide."

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Hayley Hochstetler, VP of RunGood:



Global Poker Index® (GPI) is live tournament poker’s ranking authority – classifying more than 640,000 active players from over 100 countries across over 30,000 festivals. GPI’s Hendon Mob Poker Database (THM) has archived over 514,000 live poker tournaments and 4 million individual results and is continually updated via real-time data collection from over 2,200 partner venues. Global Poker Index and The Hendon Mob are trading names of Mediarex Group, a global sports and entertainment organization, founded in Malta in 2012. For more information, visit Global Poker Index and The Hendon Mob.