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Seth Harris takes down the RunGood poker series at Harrah’s

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Seth Harris takes down the RunGood poker series at Harrah’s

This week saw the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) show up at Harrah’s North Kansas City for what would be a record-breaking event. The tournaments culminated in a Main Event that attracted 423 players, with a US Army veteran holding on for the win. For his first-place win, Seth Evans took home $35,000 and the trophy; however, his prize was actually less than that awarded to the second-place finisher.

Evans, a Missouri native, is a regular player in the RunGood series. He finished in second place at the RGPS Tulsa Hard Rock tournament this past February, earning just over $32,000, and thirteenth at the RGPS main event at Horseshoe Council Bluffs for a mere $2,066. The win at Harrah’s marks his largest cash to date.

Going into Day 2, Evans was in trouble. He only held 79,000 chips while the field average was over 97,000 and the chip leader, Jesse Jones, held 394,000. Not to be written off, Evans played calmly, waiting for the perfect time to strike. When it came, he struck hard and took over the chip lead. Now sitting on top, he would have to endure three hours of four-handed action before players started to be sent to the rail.

Eventually, Evans found himself up against Charles Aron, who had eliminated both the fourth and third-place finishers. Aron had a 2-to-1 chip lead, but the two decided to make a deal. While Evans took the title and $35,000, Aron took a larger slice of the pot, picking up a little more than $40,000.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.