A busy Monday put a wrap on Run It Up Reno VII. There were three trophies won and the second of two Platinum Passes that were awarded at the stop.
Carlos Pal turned a satellite victory on PokerStars into a RIU Reno package. The package included an entry into the Platinum Pass freeroll. He won the 83-entry freeroll and won the $30,000 package into the PokerStars Players Championship, effectively turning his $50 satellite to Reno into a $25,000 seat and $5,000 in expenses.
He defeated longtime RIU warrior Andy Pokrivnak heads-up.
There was a $125 six-max five-card pot-limit Omaha event that kicked off at 1 p.m. and it was Nicolas Burnett that took it down. Burnett just recently moved to Reno to work for Tesla and it was his first time at RIU Reno. It was also his first time playing five-card pot-limit Omaha, but that didn’t stop him from defeating Pete Mall heads-up.
The night wrapped up with RIU employees battling for RIU gold. In the $125 Taiwanese poker double board event, it came down to two employees battling for bragging rights and the money.
Joe Wegner defeated Jimmy Cappucci heads-up to earn the title. Will Butcher was the third RIU employee at the five-handed final table and busted in fifth.
Check out Antonio Abrego’s work from the entire 11-day series on the RIU Flickr Library. Thanks to everyone who came out to Reno for making it another great stop.