It’s been a crazy year for Jaime Staples and this week in particular has been no different! Jaime and his brother Matt Staples won themselves a massive weight loss/gain bet on Sunday, pocketing $150,000 USD and getting to the exact same weight of 188.3 lbs! The brothers have been grinding this bet for a full year and can finally turn more of their focus on poker.
Jaime hopped into the 8-Game Championship on Wednesday, hoping to best his runner-up finish from October, but busted and fired away at the Win the Button event. It went as well as it could, with Jaime getting heads-up with fellow Canadian and Twitch subscriber Brian Wilson. Jaime went in with the lead, chipped away and finished it off with ace-king to book his first ever win at Run It Up Reno! Jaime pocketed $5,600 and ended the day with some pretty interesting content for the day’s vlog!
Notable players booking a cash in the Win the Button event included Albert Ng (3rd), Martin Bosev (5th), Team PokerStars Pro Kevin Martin (15th), Chip Tutu (22nd), Brett Gordon (27th), Andy Joros (32nd) and Jonathan Honeycutt (35th).
Wednesday began with the $235 6-Max 8-Game Championship, arguably one of the most sought-after trophies at Run It Up Reno for mixed game bragging rights! Patrick Preston found himself heads-up for the second night in a row and was looking to book back-to-back wins but fell short. Shawn Van Arsdale was down to four big bets three-handed and declined a chop deal to go for the win. His decision proved to be lucrative as he locked up his first piece of RIU gold and a tidy sum of $6,368 for his win. Patrick settled for 2nd place and $4,260 after an epic heads-up battle.
Jason Somerville also found himself on back-to-back final tables after finishing in 2nd place in the $125 H.O.R.S.E. event on Tuesday night, once again proving he is the king of mixed games! JCarver locked up $2,250 for his deep run.
Notable players who went deep in the 8-Game Championship included Chris Lindner (7th), Andrew Barber (8th), Blake Cavanagh (9th), and Joe Rando (16th).