The last RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) the shutdown will begin in Iowa this week with the RGPS Contenders Horseshoe Council Bluffs $420 buy-in Main Event.
The weekend’s No-Limit Hold’em event, which is expected to take place August 4-7 at Iowa Horseshoe Casinohas a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000 and could break that if the event draws a large enough field.
Three departure flights
The RGPS Contenders Horseshoe Council Bluffs main event will feature three starter flights, the first of which begins Thursday, August 4 at 6 p.m. The second departure flight begins the next day at 10 a.m. and the third departure flight will begin on Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Each starting flight will see players start with a starting stack of 25,000 chips with blinds at 100/200/200. The three Day 1 steals will end when 12.5% of the field remains in each, and all players who make Day 2 will be in the money. Levels will last 30 minutes until day 2, then change to 40 minute levels.
Day 2 will begin Saturday, August 7 at 10 a.m. and play until the winner, who will take home the lion’s share of the $50,000 guaranteed prize pool. In addition, the eventual winner will win a seat and travel allowance of $800 for the 2022 Contenders ProAm in Las Vegas in December.
RGPS Contenders Council Bluffs Schedule
|August 4||RGPS Contenders Council Bluffs Day 1a||6 p.m.|
|5 August||RGPS Contenders Council Bluffs Day 1b||10am|
|August 6||RGPS Contenders Council Bluffs Day 1c||10am|
|August 7||RGPS Contenders Council Bluffs Day 2||10am|
When RGPS last stopped at Council Bluffs earlier this year, Dakotah O’Dell removed the Main event at $575 for $48,771 after the four-way chop with Guanyun Cheng, Kaleb Dunn and Eric Kylewho all received the same amount for the highest scores of their careers.
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After getting the chop, all four players contested the rest of the tournament for the RGPS trophy and a RunGood ProAm seat, and it was O’Dell who emerged victorious.
The event attracted a wide range of 813 attendeesincluding ClubGG qualification Vicki McKee (5th – $20,765), Donald Nimneh (6th – $15,901) and Rob Palacios (7th – $12,331).
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After the stopover in Iowa, the RunGood team will depart for Jamul Casino for the San Diego Poker Classicwhich should work August 18-28. For more information on upcoming RGPS events, visit http://www.rungood.com.
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