Craig Norals emerged as the winner of the first-ever RunGood Bossier City Main Event, taking home a first-place prize amounting to $43,057. That was the final tournament in the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) in Bossier City.
The inaugural RunGood Main Event which took place at the Bossier City’s Horseshoe Casino featured three starting flights which attracted a total player field of 392 entrants. Norals managed to overcome their competition to win the largest monetary prize as well as the RunGood Cup.
By winning the RunGood Main Event, the American also generated the best live cash in his career so far. Before conquering the event’s title, Norals’ total live winnings amounted to $36,539, with his then-best live cash estimated to $6,119.
After three starting flights, the initial player field of 392 entrants was seriously reduced, with only 81 of them set to return for the Main Event’s Day 2. At this point of the game, it was Chris Authement who had the lead, with 313,500 in chips, and seven other players holding more than 200,000 in chips.
The second day of the RunGood Main Event started with 25 big blinds for Norals, who managed to get ahead of his competitors, especially on the bubble. After that, the player continued to perform well and was never in actual danger for being eliminated near the final table.
Final Table Play and Ranking
At the time when the final table was formed, Norals was in the middle of the pack, where he comfortably played during most of Day 2. Huey Hulin was the leader with 1,420,000 in chips, followed by Jacob Seale with 1,215,000 in chips.
After eliminating Day 2 chip-leader Huey Hulin and got the lead, Norals continued his excellent play until the end. By the time there were only three players left around the final table, he already knew that the RunGood Bossier City Main Event title would not be easy to get. After a tough three-handed battle with Jacob Seale and John Butler, Norals managed to survive and proceed to the heads-up play with Seale. The latter tried hard to oppose to Norals, but finally succumbed after Norals took advantage of a fortunate turn and emerged victorious, taking down the RG Bossier City Main Event.
With Craig Norals occupying the first place in the ranking, taking home the largest prize of $43,057, Jacob Seale remained at the runner-up position. He was granted with a monetary prize pool portion estimated to $26,656. John Butler became third, scooping a prize amounting to $19,463 for his efforts.
Mike Cordell remained fourth, followed by Simon Webster and Huey Hulin who occupied the fifth and sixth placed in the ranking, respectively. Chris Authement got seventh, while Ben Warlock ranked eighth. The ninth and tenth place at the final table ranking were taken by Randy Stott and Robert Greene, respectively, with Greene getting the smallest monetary prize of $3,293.