Friends, roommates and competitors: Jesse Capps and Harry Corvese are certainly doing something right after they each won a tournament here at Run it Up Reno on Day 3 of this October series.
Jesse Capps took down Event 7 $235 NLH Black Chip Bounty last night for $3,773 along with a seat into the Main Event ($600) for being the last Warrior standing wearing RIU gear. For Capps, it wasn't about the money but about finally securing a second win. His first ever live tournament came right here at Peppermill Casino back in 2011 and he ended up winning the whole thing. Since then, Capps has had several final table finishes and a few second place runs but he has been hunting for another win and finally got it five years later. He finished runner-up in the RIU Main Event one year ago for over $25,000 and has had several runner-up finishes in WSOP Circuit events also. Although Capps has booked multiple five-figure cashes throughout his career, we all know there is nothing more satisfying than being the last player standing in a tournament.
Harry Corvese, a poker dealer at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, followed Capps' win with a victory of his own in the $125 H.O.R.S.E. tournament for $3,019 along with a Main Event seat ($600). This is Corvese's third outright win and his second-biggest cash, with his biggest being a second place finish for $8,767 in a WPT500 side event at the Aria Poker Classic in Las Vegas earlier this year. Corvese dedicated this win to his friends at The Bellagio.
Look for both Capps and Corvese to take their best shots in the Main Event this weekend as they both look to add another trophy to their cases this.