Day 8 marked the start of the marquee event here at Run It Up Reno VIII with the $600 Main Event! The guarantee sits at $250,000 and brought in 267 entries just on Day 1A!

At the end of play on Friday, a total of 53 players moved on to Day 2, which made up 20% of the field. Play stopped at the 26:32 mark in Level 12. Leading the way is Patrick Truong with a whopping 471,000 chips, followed by Team RIU Pro Ricky ‘RatedGTO’ Guan (275,500), and poker vlogger Johnnie Moreno (227,500) to round out the top three stacks.

Other notable players that made it through include Kevin Gerhart (211,000), Michael Trivett (160,000), Jed Hoffman (160,000), Vincent Newland (148,500), Dan O’Brien (141,000), Patrick Tardfi (120,000), Team RIU Pro Andrew Neeme (117,000), Nathan Manuel (110,000), Chris Moneymaker (109,500), Jamie Kerstetter (107,000), Katie Lindsay (103,500), Team RIU Pro Arlie Shaban (61,500) and Ryan Laplante (46,500).

Day 1B is on deck today at Noon, with Day 2 on Sunday at Noon as well.

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In the evening, the $125 Triple Stud event began at 5PM and attracted a total of 66 entries for a prize pool worth $6,402. Joe Brindle earned himself a second piece of RIU gold, earning $1,627 for the win. He defeated Nam Truong heads up, who took home $1,120 for his deep run.

Notable players that made it deep in this side event included Ryan ‘tasteliketurtles’ Parker (3rd – $805), Kyle Anderson (7th – $320), Jimmy Cappucci (8th – $320) and Andy Camou (9th – $250). 

Official results for the $125 Triple Stud Event:

Here is a look at the full schedule for Day 9 of Run It Up Reno VIII:

10AM – $110 6-Max SNGs (1 in 6 Win)
12PM – $600 Main Event Day 1B $250K GTD
2PM – $120 Main Event Turbo Satellite
5PM – $125 2,3,4,5 Mix $5K GTD
7PM – $100 Short Deck Hold’em Championship Satellite
8PM – Cash Game Hangout