PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend’s RGPS Harrah’s Kansas City Main Event

PokerNews to Live Report This Weekend’s RGPS Harrah’s Kansas City Main Event

RGPS Kansas City

Table Of Contents

  • What to Expect from the RGPS Kansas City
  • RGPS Kansas City Showbound Schedule
  • Main Event Details
  • Day 1 Main Event Structure

The penultimate stop of the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Showbound” season kicks off on Tuesday night at Harrah’s North Kansas City. The six-day series will culminate with a $575 buy-in, $100K GTD Main Event, a tournament PokerNews will live report.

Throughout the 2019 RGPS Showbound Season, powered by PokerGO, players have had the chance to win invitations to compete in a season-ending invite-only freeroll satellite at Hard Rock Tulsa for a pair of $5,000 Sit & Go seats to be on Poker After Dark in Las Vegas. Packages include an “airfare and hotel” travel stipend (Must be 21 to participate in the freeroll satellite, invitations are non-transferable, limited to one invitation and seat per player.)

All players need to do is win any RGPS Showbound side event or final table any Main Event. “Showbound Powered by PokerGO” will encourage tournament participants at all tour stops to dress to impress and walk the crimson carpet on their way to the poker table.

This stop marks the second-to-last chance players have to qualify. The final stop will be April 30-May 5 at Hard Rock Tulsa in Oklahoma.

What to Expect from the RGPS Kansas City

The stop kicks off Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT with the $135 RunGood Pro Bounty. Special guests will be holding bounty envelopes that contain prizes varying between $1,000 cash and RunGood apparel store credit.

In last year’s RGPS Old West season, the Kansas City stop drew some big names in World Series of Poker champs John Cynn and Scott Blumstein. The Main Event wound up drawing 391 players and offered up a $43,010 prize pool. The tournament ended in a three-way deal that saw Corey Blevins finish first for $32,878, while Andrew Flaherty and Garnet Ferron took second and third for $31,132 and $25,000 respectively.

Meanwhile, Jeff McHugh took down last year’s $135 Pro Bounty (231 entries) for $6,237, while Jeff Grimes topped a field of 361 entries to win the $180 Deepstack event for $7,164.

This year’s RGPS Kansas City is expected to be even bigger and better.

RGPS Kansas City Showbound Schedule

Date Time Event Buy-in
Tuesday, April 23 7 p.m. RG Pro Bounty $135
Wednesday, April 24 Noon RG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight A $180
Wednesday, April 24 7 p.m. RG DeepStack $20K GTD Flight B $180
Thursday, April 25 Noon DeepStack finals
Thursday, April 25 4 p.m. Turbo Satellite $145
Thursday, April 25 7 p.m. RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight A $575
Friday, April 26 Noon RG Main Satellite (10 seats GTD) $145
Friday, April 26 7 p.m. RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight B $575
Saturday, April 27 Noon RG Main Event $100K GTD Flight C $575
Saturday, April 27 7 p.m. Two Green Chip Bounty $200
Sunday, April 28 Noon Main Finals  

Main Event Details

As for the Main Event, that tournament will feature three starting flights beginning with Flight A at 7 p.m. on Thursday night. Flight B will take place on Friday at 7 p.m., while Flight C will be at noon on Saturday. The surviving players from all flights will then return for Day 2 at noon on Sunday and play down to a winner.

Each Day 1 flight will see players start with 20,000 in chips and play a dozen 30-minute levels. Levels switch to 45 minutes on Day 2. Players are allowed to enter or reenter the event until the start of Level 9. A 15-minute break will be taken after every four levels.

Day 1 Main Event Structure

Level Duration Small Blind Big Blind Big Blind Ante
1 30 min 100 100
2 30 min 100 100 100
3 30 min 100 200 200
4 30 min 200 300 300
5 30 min 200 400 400
6 30 min 300 600 600
7 30 min 400 800 800
8 30 min 500 1,000 1,000
9 30 min 600 1,200 1,200
10 30 min 800 1,600 1,600
11 30 min 1,000 2,000 2,000
12 30 min 1,500 2,500 2,500

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  • The @RGPokerSeries @HarrahsNKC in Kansas City kicks off April 23 with the $135 RunGood Pro Bounty. Get the schedule details here.

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