After a marathon day of poker, Andre Allen has been crowned the winner of the RGPS Kansas City Main Event after a chop deal with Casey Henry. He was awarded $86,550, the RGPS champions ring, and the Dream Seat in Las Vegas for later this year. Henry was awarded $75,000 (more than second-place money) for his efforts.
“Man, to be honest, I’ve been chasing this ring for eight years, plus my son graduated today, so I wanted both of us to come home a winner,” Allen said about the chop deal after the event.
Allen is no stranger to tournaments with over $200,000 in live cashes according to The Hendon Mob, but this is his largest score to date as his previous record was $59,356 from a WSOP Circuit Baltimore score in 2016.
When the 43-year-old Kansas City native isn’t cashing tournaments, he runs a barber shop in the Kansas City Airport called Director’s Cut Take II with his partner Armon Lasker. When asked what he planned to do with his winnings, he said he would put most of it back into his business, make several crypto investments (and pad his WSOP bankroll).
RGPS Kansas City Main Event Final Table Results
*indicates chop deal
Day 2 Action
Throughout the day, it was Saied Moradi and Jesse Jones that were the forces to be reckoned with, amassing large piles of chips early in the day and keeping them as such to the final table. They were first and second in chips going into the final table, Moradi with 3,310,000 and Jones with 3,135,000. Things went downhill for Moradi when he made a huge bluff on the river against Allen, but he could sniff it out and made the call with top pair. Left short, Moradi busted soon after in seventh place, followed by Iman Alsaden when her ace-ten couldn’t improve against Jason Brin’s pocket fours.
After Jackson Turrentine busted with ace-nine versus Brin’s pocket nines, Allen caught fire by picking up pocket aces to bust Brin in fourth a few hands later. Then the hand of the night occurred when big stacks Jones and Allen got it all in preflop, Jones with pocket treys, Allen with ace-king. Allen flopped top pair of kings but Jones flopped bottom set on the king-three-nine board for a huge lead. Miraculously, Allen went runner-runner king-nine to make a bigger boat on the river and busted Jones in third place. That’s when he and Henry made the deal and he was crowned champion of the $1,100 Main Event.
Other RGPS Kansas City Ring Winners
|Event Number||Event Name||Entrants||Prizepool||Winner||Prize|
|1||$250 Seniors NLH||243||$48,600||Gary Monroe||$9,632|
|2||$200 Series Opener NLH||166||$26,560||Seungmin Yang||$5,649|
|3||$200 Ambassador Bounty NLH||314||$50,240||Gregory Nowlin||$10,601|
|4||$400 Deepstack NLH||514||$167,050||Saied Moradi||$32,325|
|5||$300 One Day NLH||185||$44,400||William Pridey||$11,544|
|6||$250 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH||195||$29,250||Javier Terrazas||$7,605|
|7||$500 Pot-Limit Omaha||104||$44,720||Joshua Hatfield||$13,416|
|9||$400 Black Chip Bounty NLH||171||$38,475||Kaleb Dunn||$10,388|
|10||$250 Closer NLH||130||$26,000||Roy Ben-Aharon||$6,280|
Allen’s win concludes PokerNews’ coverage of the RGPS Kansas City, which has been a tremendous success here at Harrah’s Casino. Next up for RunGood is the $1,000,000 Main Event and other great tournaments at Thunder Valley Casino from July 8-31.