Dakotah O’Dell Wins RGPS Contenders Council Bluffs Main Event ($48,771)

An enormous box of 813 entrants grew to become up for the RunGood Poker Sequence (RGPS) Contenders Horseshoe Council Bluffs $575 Major Match, 137 of whom returned for Sunday’s Day 2 hopeful to assert the name. Up for grabs to the eventual winner used to be the first-place prize of $80,853 together with the RGPS trophy and a seat to the following RunGood ProAm tournament held in Las Vegas on the finish of the yr.

13 hours after playing cards went within the air, 4 gamers have been left status and agreed to a fair chop of $48,771 apiece whilst leaving the trophy and the ProAm seat to play for. When all used to be stated and finished, Dakotah O’Dell emerged victorious, and in doing so he greater than doubled the $33,462 occupation are living income he had entering the day.

O’Dell began the day with an above-average stack of 177,500 and turned into one of the vital greatest stacks within the box no longer lengthy after the 1st smash. He used to be inquisitive about a couple of roller-coaster palms, however in the end maintained an upward trajectory and took a top-three stack into each the dinner smash with 20 left and to the overall desk of 10, the place he scored an early removing and coasted thru to the tip.

The opposite 3 gamers concerned within the four-way deal have been Guanyun Cheng, Kaleb Dunn, and Eric Kyle, all of whom additionally earned the far-and-away greatest rankings in their careers.

RGPS Council Bluffs Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Prize
1 Dakotah O’Dell $48,771*
2 Guanyun Cheng $48,771*
3 Kaleb Dunn $48,771*
4 Eric Kyle $48,771*
5 Vicki McKee $20,765
6 Donald Nimneh $15,901
7 Rob Palacios $12,331
8 Mike Henrich $9,682
9 Nick Barksdale $7,696
10 Chris Fraley $6,190

*Denotes four-handed deal.

Day 2 Motion

A couple of-third of the 137 returning gamers would come again to Day 2 and fall wanting the cash, as 90 puts were given paid. Stacks were given into the center from the first actual hand, when Nancy McDonald ran 4 of a sort right into a Royal Flush held by way of Saif Sayah (forty fifth – $1,468) on the first actual hand of the day. Different notable gamers in RunGood Ambassador Blair Hinkle, Johnnie Moreno, and Jeff Grimes additionally have been eradicated as play reached closer to the bubble.

Play bogged down momentarily at the bubble prior to Ryan Phan discovered himself eradicated in 91st position by way of eventual third-place finisher Kaleb Dunn, who awoke with two queens within the small blind after Phan re-jammed pocket nines within the cutoff over an early-position open. From there, the eliminations started to pile up another time as different notables Brian Frenzel (77th – $1,020), former RGPS Council Bluffs Champion Mark Fink (forty ninth – $1,323), Mike Vanier (twenty fourth – $2,915), Jeff Tebben (sixteenth – $4,150), and November 2021 RGPS Champion Nate Steuer (twelfth – $6,190) all in the end discovered their technique to the payouts previous to the overall desk of 10.

Final Table
RGPS Council Bluffs Contenders Ultimate Desk

ClubGG qualifier Vicki McKee entered the overall desk with the chip lead and a stack of over two million. She temporarily claimed the 1st casualty, knocking out Chris Fraley when her queen-jack suited made quads at the flip of an all-in preflop situation in opposition to Fraley’s purple eights. Moments later, Nick Barksdale went out in 9th, marking his 2d consecutive RGPS Council Bluffs ultimate desk after a seventh-place end this previous November.

O’Dell then knocked out Mike Henrich in 8th after it could be his flip to win a coin turn, which proved to be the theme as Rob Palacios fell to Chen gin 7th in a while thereafter in equivalent style when Cheng’s ace-jack made a backdoor wheel to easiest Palacios’s pocket tens. From there, Cheng took middle degree, hitting implausible rivers on back-to-back all ins as opposed to sixth-place finisher Donald Nimneh, the winner of the first actual $250K prize from the Wynn’s inaugural Mystery Bounty tournament last October.

The overall 5 gamers went on a scheduled smash in a while after Nimneh’s removing, and Cheng picked up the place he left off when play resumed, flopping Broadway with ace-jack. He wager and used to be confronted with a carry from McKee on his left, which he three-bet and temporarily known as McKee’s four-bet shove. McKee had king-queen for peak two pair and didn’t support to a complete area, bringing about her removing in 5th.

Vicki McKee
ClubGG qualifier Vicki McKee

After McKee’s departure, the overall 4 gamers turned into keen to finish a deal, in the end agreeing to a fair $48,771 apiece as used to be allowed by way of the venue, and it wasn’t lengthy from there prior to O’Dell took house the trophy.

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Author: Bradley Watson