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RunGoodGear Inaugural Series

If you haven’t been to Downstream’s poker room in a while, now is a good time to go. Tulsa-based poker apparel company is sponsoring their inaugural tournament series at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Oklahoma. The series runs from March 5-9 and includes a $675 buy-in NLH Main Event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. Downstream is even sweetening the pot with a $10,000 2014 WSOP Main Event seat awarded to the winner of the RGG Main Event.

The series kicks off Wednesday with the first of two free poker workshops by poker player and media personality Bernard Lee. Bernard is ESPN’s poker correspondent, host of The Bernard Lee Poker show, a regular columnist for CardPlayer Magazine, and an experienced instructor for both WPT Boot Camp and the WSOP Academy. Wednesday’s workshop will focus on satellite strategy, with Saturday’s workshop covering tournament play.

The first event of the series is a bounty tournament, where players will receive a cash prize for knocking out any RGG Pro. Pros expected to attend include Rob Salaburu, Bernard Lee, Clint Tolbert, Michael Sanders, Bryan Campanello, David Nicholson, Huy Nguyen, Justin Gardenhire and RGG President Tana Karn.

Thursday kicks off with a tournament structure rarely seen—All-in or Fold. The action should be fast and furious, with plenty of late-position stealing. Winning your flips is the name of the game, but don’t worry if you run bad—the buy-in is only $40 and rebuys are just $20.

The remainder of the series is more typical, with one 6-handed event, standard full-ring NLH, and a Second Chance Turbo. Three satellite tournaments will award a minimum combined 25 seats to the Main Event, which sports two starting days before concluding on Sunday.

If you're not familiar with all of the RGG poker pros, you can read about them on the TeamRunGood bio page, or check out their blog.

Ante Up Magazine columnist and Taking It Down poker podcast co-host Robert Kelly will be attending the event as will this author, in addition to dozens of Tulsa players. Come join the fun!

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