Dakota Odell – Image Source: RGPS
Dakota O’Dell won the second RunGood Poker Series An episode at Downstream Casino and Resort near Joplin, Missouri on April 16, which gave him the top prize of $63,647. Ole RGPS The victory came at Iowa Station this past February. these two RGPS Rings will join World Series of Poker Circuit O’Dell won a gold ring at Choctaw in July last year in his trophy bag. O’Dell now has over $300,000 in career earnings, an impressive total considering the cash game player only started taking tournaments seriously in 2019.
“It feels great, this is my hometown casino right here,” O’Dell said Poker News Reporters after winning. He continued, “I travel to a lot of circuit events, but doing it here feels like a dream come true. I learn by talking to players better than me, enjoying a lot of content, and grinding. It’s not always easy, just focus and play.”
The $600 No Limit Hold’em tournament drew a field of 683 entries over four staging flights, and the $348,330 total prize pool easily exceeded the $100,000 guarantee. All of the top 84 players took home prize money of at least $871, and the notables cashed out included Mark Martin (33), Pete Petrie (42), Ashley Frank (54), Joey Gargulo (64) and Shantanu Garg (75).
82 players returned on the last day of play, and it took them just three hours to get to the final table. O’Dell was below a big blind over the short stack when he started play between the last nine, but he didn’t let go at this point. “When you get to the final table with five big blinds, sometimes you cross yourself out. I had people in my corner and it worked this time,” O’Dell said.
The final table took six hours to play, and O’Dell began his rise to the top when he doubled through an eight-hand play, then took the chip lead shortly thereafter. O’Dell grounded Jael Lewis next, and he rolled before a three-out doubled through him. O’Dell found his footing again when he eliminated Richard Hawkins in the fourth, and followed that up with a knockout of Jason Darland in the third after a drawn out battle between the final three players.
O’Dell held the lead in individual play starts with 14m to 6.5m WSOP Gold bracelet five times WSOP Circuit Gold Ring winner Blair Hinkle. There was one weakness to be found for Hinkle, but the second time he got all the cards they weren’t of the same suit. The last hand saw Hinkle shove a four-pocket advance, and called out to O’Dell to cover him as he carried an A5. A board is sold outs682, and Hinkle was eliminated in second place, with $42,427. The professional and online professional tournament they have only won their 3rd RGPS episode, but he saw his career earnings grow by nearly $5.1 million
Final table results
|place||player||will be spent||POY points|
|2||Blair Hinkle||$42,427||three hundred fifty|
the next RunGood Poker Series The event will take to the Horseshoe Hotel and Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa from April 28-30 for a $700 main event. The full course series will run April 20-30, and you can find the series schedule here.