Dennis Thurman Wins RunGood Tunica Main Event for $61,640


The first stop of the RunGood Old West tour struck Tunica and brought out the second-largest field in RG Main Event history. 536 participants created a prize pool of $268,000. After Two days of poker, Dennis Thurman won the first prize of $61,640 along with the cowboy boots and custom RGPS belt buckle.

Thurman hails carries a lot of poker experience from his days playing poker on the East Coast. In the first RG Main Event, Thurman topped a tough field and RunGood’s Dan Lowery, heads-up to win the title.

At the beginning of Day 2, Thurman opened play with 51,000 yet rapidly rotated his method up right into opinion. Thurman entered the final table in the middle of the pack and stayed out of Lowery’s way while he eliminated player after player.

Heads up play began with Lowery holding a 3-1 advantage but Thurman quickly made his action. Thurman doubled up at the beginning of the heads-up play and broke up from there. Play went back and forth until Lowery had Thurman in jeopardy once again.

Lowery held 7♦7♥ against Thurman’s 5♥5♠ and Thurman flopped a set to take the lead. A few hands later, Thurman closed out the match when he flopped a king with K♥6♣ against Lowery’s A♣A♠, all the chips went in, and the K♦ turn locked up the title for Thurman.

This event marks the final thought of the RGPS Old West in Tunica. RunGood thanks to all of the Horseshoe tournament staff, ambassadors, and players for a great series. We will see you next on the RunGood Series in Kansas City from September 17-22.

RunGood Tunica Final Table Results are below:

Position Player Prize
1 Dennis Thurman $61,640
2 Dan Lowery $37,520
3 Adam Wandler $24,924
4 Marshall Bailey $17,420
5 David Newman $12,908
6 Ryan Enis $10,050
7 Jared Ingles $8,174
8 Grant Hart $6,700
9 Michael Pelt $5,360
10 Robert Shuptrine $4,368