The ultimate 11 gamers within the RunGood Poker Series fundamental occasion on the Horseshoe Council Bluffs all had a shot on the posted $84,633 first-place prize, however fairly than cope with the stress of a ultimate desk, they every agreed to cut the remaining prize pool and lock up a $26,058 payday.
Deals in reside poker tournaments are commonplace, however hardly ever exterior of the ultimate desk, and particularly in a collection fundamental occasion. It’s just too tough to get that many gamers to choose in… or is it?
The thought was spearheaded by Kyle Hinnerichs, who was sitting on greater than 4 occasions the chips of the 4 shorter stacks left within the occasion in response to the PokerInformation live updates. With the chip chief on board, the opposite ten gamers all agreed to evenly divide what was left of the prize pool.
All that was left to play for was the championship ring and the Pro-Am seat into the All-Stars Event later this yr in Las Vegas introduced by PokerGO.
Freeman Kauffman ultimately got here away with the win. The Waverley, Iowa resident was one of many quick stacks when the deal was made, and admitted to reporters that it was his first time enjoying a poker match in a on line casino.
There have been 851 entries within the match, creating an total prize pool of $434,010. The ultimate 90 gamers completed within the cash, incomes a minimal money of $981.
Here are the ultimate outcomes.
*Winner photograph courtesy of @RGPokerSeries on Twitter.