The RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) has once again been nominated for “Best Mid-Major” at the annual Global Poker Awards. Not only that, RGPS founder and president Tana Karn has also been nominated for “Industry Person of the Year.” Needless to say, it’s an exciting time for the tour, and that’ll be doubly true February 21-26 when they head to Jamul Casino in San Diego for the second stop in its “Checkpoint” season.
Headlining the stop is a $600 buy-in, $150K GTD Main Event that will be live reported by PokerNews. Day 1a of that tournament will take place at 6 p.m. PST on Friday, February 24. Meanwhile, there will be two flights on Saturday, February 25th with Day 1b at 11 a.m. PST and Day 1c at 6 p.m. PST. The surviving players from each flight will then return at Noon local time on Sunday, February 26 to play down to a winner.
The stop will kick off with a $200 buy-in Guest Bounty Ring Event at 7 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 21. Special guests will be holding bounty envelopes that contain prizes between $1,000 CASH and RunGood Apparel Store Credit.
Other events on the schedule include a $250 buy-in DeepStack Ring Event, a Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) Ring Event, and a $165 buy-in Flip and Go Ring Event, just to name a few.
All RGPS Ring Event or Main Event winners will earn a seat in the PokerGO Tour (PGT) Championship Million Dollar Freeroll at the end of the year inside PokerGO Studio.
In addition, PokerGO will be awarding a “Dream Seat” as an added prize for the winner of the 2023 RunGood Dream Seat Invitational, which will take place at California’s Thunder Valley Casino Resort in November.
RGPS Jamul San Diego Schedule
The Checkpoint Season seeks to raise funds for their non-profit partner, Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)3 organization that provides opportunities for the American people to express their gratitude and show our Military and first responders that what they do matters. Since 2003, they have sent a total of 3.5 million Care Packages containing carefully chosen items meant to boost the morale and resilience of our service members and give them warm reminders of home.
A Look Back at the Last Visit
The RGPS last visited Jamul Casino back in November, which is when local Nova Baghdasarian topped a 460-entry field to win the Main Event for $40,950 after a heads-up deal with WSOP bracelet winner Rich Alsup, who took $39,005 in prize money.
Others to win rings in side events that stop were David Berger (Event #2: $200 Guest Bounty for $3,075), Eric Rivkin (Event #4: $200 One-Day NLH for $16,480), Mary Sarver (Event #7: $200 Ladies Event for $2,720), and Adrian Cruz (Event #8: $250 Black Chip Bounty for $2,943).
Looking ahead, the RGPS will head to Horseshoe Tunica from February 28-March 5 along with a stop at Graton Casino in the Bay area from February 28-March. Then, from March 23-April 2, the tour will be at bestbet Jacksonville followed by the RGPS Downstream Casino Joplin from April 11-16.
Executive Editor US, PokerNews Podcast co-host & 2013 WSOP Bracelet Winner.