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2022 RunGood Series in Review

Vladimir Grechnikov, 2022 RunGood Main Event champ

The 2022 RunGood Poker Series schedule featured nine tournaments with more than $400,000 in guarantees. By the time we closed registration on the last tournament, we had more than $1,000,000 in prize money awarded.

Events: 9
Guarantees: $405,000
Entries:  2,772
Prize Pools: $1,069,025

The RunGood Main Event was the top tournament on the schedule and the $1,100 buy-in tournament turned the $200,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $589,760. That represents the single biggest prize pool in RunGood tour history and we couldn’t have done it without our loyal players.

Vladimir Grechnikov flew from New Jersey to South Florida to play in the Main Event and visit with his parents. Early Monday afternoon, they were in the Poker Room to witness their son capture the Main Event title for $80,268 and a seat in the RunGood All-Stars ProAM tournament in Las Vegas.

Larry Klur had a long day in the middle of the series. He began the Seniors Event at 10 am, finished in eighth place, and entered the $200 Double Green Chip Bounty. Then went ahead and won that one.

Christopher Barnes won the big opening $400 Super Stack tournament that drew nearly 800 entries and Sean Shah took down the $250 Deep Stack. Other trophy winners include David Feigenbaum, Kevin Dubrocq, Milly Berman and Stephen Thomas.

Thank you to all of our loyal players and new friends for making the RunGood Poker Series a huge success. We couldn’t do it without you!

You can find links to all of the tournament results below. If you’re looking for more action big tournament series action this month, Hollywood kicks off its 12-day Deep Stack Poker Series on May 19 running through May 30.

Main Event ($1,100 NLH): Vladimir Grechnikov – $80,268
Event 1 ($400 Super Stack): Christopher Barnes – $30,954
Event 2 ($250 Seniors): David Feigenbaum – $6,437
Event 3 ($200 Bounty): Larry Klur – $5,713
Event 4: ($250 Deep Stack): Sean Shah – $12,079
Event 5 ($150 Bounty): Kevin Dubrocq – $5,857
Event 7 ($200 PLO): Milly Berman – $4,000
Event 8 ($150 Survivor)
Event 9 ($200 Bounty): Stephen Thomas – $3,739

Christopher Barnes, RunGood Super Stack champion
David Feigenbaum, 2022 RunGood Seniors Event champ
Larry Klur, RunGood Poker Series Event 3 champ
Sean Shah, RunGood Poker Series Event 4 champ
Kevin Dubrocq, RunGood Ambassador Bounty champ
Milly Berman, 2022 RunGood PLO champ
Stephen Thomas. RunGood Event 9 champ

Stephen Thomas Wins Last RunGood Trophy After Five-Way Deal

2022 RunGood Poker Series
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 9
$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  222
Prize Pool:  $24,420
Bounty Prize Pool: $11,100
May 2, 2022

Stephen Thomas. RunGood Event 9 champ

The last tournament on the RunGood Poker Series kicked off Monday night with a $200 Double Green Chip Bounty that drew a lot of players for a lot of fun. In the end, Stephen Thomas took home the last trophy of the series along with $3,739 after a five-way deal at the final table.

The tournament had a $20,000 guarantee and this tournament continued the trend of blasting those numbers. They combined to create a regular prize pool worth $24,420 with another $11,100 available in the form of bounties.


1stStephen Thomas$3,739 *
2ndAndrew Daire$3,565 *
3rdJames Cornell Jr$3,544 *
4thDomenico Barilla$2,565 *
5thTuan Phan$1,687 *
6thJuan Mubarak$974
7thNicole Huete$830
8thDamion Loli$708
9thLong Nguyen$582
10thAndrew Smith$513
11thWilliam Swicicki$513
12thJeffrey Pachter$513
13thMario De La Puente$440
14thRalph Spadafore$440
15thBernard Lynch Iii$440
16thMiguel Briganty$366
17thSteve Smith$366
18thArun Dabas$366
19thSpencer Liebmann$293
20thJoseph Murphy$293
21stBrian Barros Vazquez$293
22ndJoseph Petrolino$226
23rdShamica Lamar$226
24thGinold Rendel$226
25thAli Ozesen$181
26thJason Cooper$181
27thKimani Mckoy$181
28thMiguel Martinez$169

* – denotes results of a five-way deal

Vladimir Grechnikov Wins 2022 RunGood Main Event for $80,268

2022 RunGood Poker Series
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
$1,100 RunGood Main Event (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  608
Prize Pool:  $589,760
April 28 – May 1, 2022

Vladimir Grechnikov, 2022 RunGood Main Event champ

The 2022 RunGood Poker Series was headlined by the $1,100 Main Event and it drew 608 entries over three starting flights. After getting through a tough final table, Vladimir Grechnikov took the title along with $80,268 after a four-way deal.

The tournament had a $200,000 guarantee and our players combined to create a prize pool worth $589,760. That is the biggest prize pool in RunGood tour history and the $111,186 set aside for the winner was the first time the tour had a six-digit top prize.

Of those 608 entries, we had 134 players advance to Day 2 on Sunday with 76 players getting paid. They hit the money bubble before the first break and it burst two hands after when Sean Shah ran into a cooler.

Defending champion Raminder Singh cashed while looking at another deep run but fell short of the final table. Last year’s runner-up, T.K. Miles made it that far but was eliminated in fifth place late on Day 2.

Day 2 came to an end early Monday morning and four players returned for some extra action 11 hours later. Matt Bretzfield led coming back for the bonus day with Grechnikov, Jason Wandling, and WPT Sochi champ Denys Shafikov rounding it out.

Before cards went in the air, the four players decided to adjust the payouts with all four guaranteed at least $65,000 with $80,268 going to the winner.

There were big swings until Grechnikov defeated Wandling in a race for all the chips. Bretzfield, Wandling, and Shafikov all earned $65,000 while Grechnikov took home $80,268 and a seat into the RunGood All-Stars ProAM running in Las Vegas this December.

Congrats to Vlad and thank you to all of our players who made the entire series a great success!


1stVladimir Grechnikov$80,268 *
2ndJason Wandling$65,000 *
3rdDenys Shafikov$65,000 *
4thMatthew Bretzfield$65,000 *
5thT.K. Miles$27,607
6thMatthew Lambrecht$22,600
7thKevin Blewitt$18,595
8thLeroy Grant$14,827
9thJacob Ristich$11,117
10thDennis Rodriguez$9,271
11thCasey Crews$9,271
12thEzequiel Lebed$9,271
13thMarc Evanier$7,401
14thMichael Jagroo$7,401
15thShalom Elharar$7,401
16thDaniel Pearlman$6,175
17thEdward Mallon$6,175
18thRaymond Henson$6,175
19thPhil Hui$5,208
20thMichael Rosen$5,208
21stMyung Choi$5,208
22ndMichael Tait$4,329
23rdThomas Macey$4,329
24thJamie Kerstetter$4,329
25thAndres Morales$3,680
26thCesar Fuentes$3,680
27thDavid Shaw$3,680
28thMatias Chervin$3,049
29thJames Tomblin$3,049
30thRandy Belfiore$3,049
31stDaniel Couzens$3,049
32ndAnthony Ruttler$3,049
33rdJeffrey Platt$3,049
34thMatthew Kuba$3,049
35thCarlo Rodriguez$3,049
36thRonnie Day Jr$3,049
37thDavid Nowling$2,642
38thJustin Lerner$2,642
39thJerry Wong$2,642
40thEsteban Acosta$2,642
41stRaminder Singh$2,642
42ndSantana Noronha$2,642
43rdScott Baumstein$2,642
44thNachum Lumelski$2,642
45thScott Zakheim$2,642
46thStephen Vecchio$2,312
47thAntonio Da Silva Alves$2,312
48thIra Silverman$2,312
49thPaul Balzano$2,312
50thTamara Goldshteyn$2,312
51stPasi Laihinen$2,312
52ndAlbert Barney Jr$2,312
53rdBarry Sisselman$2,312
54thHoward Mash$2,312
55thGary Herstein$2,005
56thAriel Mantel$2,005
57thChad Graber$2,005
58thNadezhda Magnus$2,005
59thBrett Bader$2,005
60thYekaterina Lukina$2,005
61stMark Nahama$2,005
62ndCarl Zitting$2,005
63rdSteven Mckoy$2,005
64thIvan Ruban$1,734
65thViktor Kovachev$1,734
66thRoberto Schmeda$1,734
67thMichael Newman$1,734
68thWillie Wiggins$1,734
69thManelic Minaya$1,734
70thNicholas Velentzas$1,734
71stChristopher Conrad$1,734
72ndKyle Kranz$1,734
73rdColby Covington$1,469
74thTeerakun Karnchanakphan$1,469
75thZoltan Czinkota$1,469
76thEmerson Ward$1,469

* – denotes results of a four-way deal

Event 9: Prize Pool and Payouts

2022 RunGood Poker Series
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 9
$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  222
Prize Pool:  $24,420
Bounty Prize Pool: $11,100
May 2, 2022

Registration closed for the last tournament on the RunGood Poker Series schedule with 222 entries in the $200 Double Green Chip Bounty. They put $24,420 in the regular prize pool and another $11,100 up for grabs as bounties. The last 18 spots will be paid with $169 for a min-cash and $5,824 up top for the last champ of the series.

1st: $5,824 + RunGood trophy
2nd: $4,074
3rd: $2,503
4th: $1,523
5th: $1,176
6th: $974
7th: $830
8th: $708
9th: $582
10th-12th: $513
13th-15th: $440
16th-18th: $366
19th-21st: $293
22nd-24th: $226
25th-27th: $181
28th: $169

Event 9: Closing with a Bounty

$200 Double Green Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$20,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 1:  100/100

The last trophy event on the RunGood Poker Series schedule is the $200 Double Green Chip Bounty tournament this evening at 6 pm. It has a $20,000 guaranteed prize pool and each player has a $50 bounty on their head.

Players start with huge 40K stacks and the first eight levels last 15 minutes, going up to 90 from Level 9 until the end. Late registration and unlimited re-entries are available until the start of Level 11 at 9:10 pm.

This will be a great way to close out the series and we expect a huge crowd this evening.

  • $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
  • Players begin with 40,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration until start of Level 11 (9:10pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 9 Structure Sheet

Seven Players Survive for $1,250 Payout

2022 RunGood Poker Series
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 8
$150 Survivor No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$5,000 Guaranteed
Entries:  71
Prize Pool:  $8,875
May 2, 2022

We closed out the RunGood Poker Series with two fun tournaments on Monday starting with the $150 buy-in Survivor in the morning.

The tournament drew 71 entries to push the $5,000 guarantee into a prize pool worth $8,875. The last seven spots earned a $1,250 payout while the eighth picked up a rebate worth the buy-in amount.

Six hours after the start, the tournament made the final table and Christopher Sweeney went out in eighth for the $150 return. Martin Borras, Dany Blackburn, Miguel Briganty, James Dement, Joseph Mancuso, Jay Silver, and Event 7 champ Milly Berman finished in the top spot and earned $1,250.

1stMilly Berman$1,250
1stDany Blackburn$1,250
1stMartin Borras$1,250
1stMiguel Briganty$1,250
1stJames Dement$1,250
1stJoseph Mancuso$1,250
1stJay Silver$1,250
8thChristopher Sweeney$150

Main Event: Vladimir Grechnikov ($80,268) Defeats Jason Wandling ($65,000)

$1,100 RunGood Main Event (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante

Vladimir Grechnikov

Vladimir Grechnikov moved all in from the button and Jason Wandling called with a similar stack.

Wandling: AhQd
Grechnikov; TdTs

It was a race for the top spot, the players shook hands, and turned their backs to the table. They kept their eyes off the table until the dealer ran out the entire 7d7s6s6h4h board then turned around to see the results.

Grechnikov’s tens held up, they counted down the stacks, and he barely covered Wandling to win all the chips and end the tournament.

Wandling earned $65,000 for his runner-up finish while Grechnikov took home $80,268 and will play in the RunGood All-Star ProAM in December.

Tournament recap to come shortly.

1st: Vladimir Grechnikov – $80,268
2nd: Jason Wandling – $65,000

Jason Wandling

Main Event: Denys Shafikov – 3rd Place ($65,000)

$1,100 RunGood Main Event (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 608

Denys Shafikov

After sending a big double to Vladimir Grechnikov, Denys Shafikov was down to an even 1,000,000 and put those chips in the middle against Jason Wandling.

Wandling; Ad6h
Shafikov: 8c7d

Shafikov needed to catch to double but missed the Th5d3cAs4d and Wandling’s paired ace sent him out in third place.

Denys Shafikov – Eliminated in 3rd Place ($65,000)

Heads up counts:

Jason Wandling – 8,400,000 (21 bb)
Vladimir Grechnikov – 9,850,000 (25 bb)

Main Event: Matt Bretzfield – 4th Place ($65,000)

$1,100 RunGood Main Event (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  200,000/400,000 with a 400,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 608

Matt Bretzfield

Jason Wandling moved all in for 5,000,000 from the small blind and Matt Bretzfield called in the big.

Wandling: QhQs
Bretzfield: As2s

Wandling found a huge hand, he flopped a set on the Qc4d3d board, and doubled when it finished 2c and 7d.

Bretzfield was left with a single big blind and eliminated soon after.

Jason Wandling – 10,300,000 (26 bb)
Matt Bretzfield – Eliminated in 4th Place ($65,000)

Main Event: Cards in the Air; Deal Made

$1,100 RunGood Main Event (Re-Entry)
$200,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 608

Cards are back in the air for the final table with four players remaining. Before that happened, they had a discussion about adjusting the payouts and it was approved.

All four players locked in $65,000 from the prize pool and the top spot will receive an extra $15,268 plus the RunGood All-Stars ProAM seat in Las Vegas.

Seat 4: Jason Wandling – 2,950,000 (10 bb)
Seat 6: Matt Bretzfield – 5,900,000 (20 bb)
Seat 7: Vladimir Grechnikov – 4,750,000 (16 bb)
Seat 8: Denys Shafikov – 4,700,000 (16 bb)