Mixed games are at the heart of Run It Up, so the $235 6-Max 8-Game Championship was something everyone’s been waiting for. Day 6 of Run It Up Reno VIII kicked off at 12PM local time, with 8 different games to be played. This included No-Limit Hold’em, Stud, Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Pot Limit Omaha, Limit Hold’em, Stud Hi/Lo and 2-7 Triple Draw.
At the end of the event, Nicholas Kiley topped a field of 109 entries for a prize pool worth $21,146. He pocketed $5,220 for his win, and earned himself a coveted gold RIU trophy. Kiley fought hard and made a comeback after being the short stack at the final table at one point. He defeated a tough opponent in two-time RIU champion Vincent Newland, who pocketed $3,456 after a hard-fought battle.
Unfortunately Jason Somerville was eliminated on the stone bubble, but he graciously left the feature table with a smile on his face, as expected. Familiar faces that made it deep in this event included the likes of Andy Pokrivnak (3rd – $2,340), Chris Lindner (9th – $640), John Boriolo (12th – $500), Benjamin ‘Spraggy’ Spragg (13th – $400), Mark Mazza (14th – $400), Ryan Schoonbaert (15th – $400), Harry Corvese (16th – $400) and Ivan Zarate (17th – $400).
This event was featured on the live stream at runitup.tv and can be watched again here.
The evening event was the $125 NLH Win the Button tournament with $15,000 guaranteed! A total of 175 entries came through the cage for a prize pool worth $16,975. Steven Filipovic earned bragging rights after taking it down for $4,125. He defeated a worthy opponent in Jason Pease, who took home $2,525 for his deep run.
Notable players that went deep in this event included Paul Sampson (5th – $900), Jamie Kerstetter (9th – $390), Team RIU Pro Andrew Neeme (12th – $310), Chad Holloway (14th – $250), Andy Camou (21st – $200) and Joe Brindle (22nd – $200).
Day 7 is a big one, with the $1,100 Thursday Thrilla on deck. Here is a look at the schedule for the day:
9AM – $195 6-Max SNGs (1 in 6 Win)
12PM – $1,100 Thursday Thrilla $125K GTD
2PM – $125 Main Event Satellite
5PM – $125 6-Max N.O.R.S.E $5K GTD
7PM – $125 Main Event Super Satellite w/ $50 Rebuys 20 Seats GTD