Pablo Ortiz Gets His First Taste of RIU Gold in 3-Card NL Super Hold'em!

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It's all over! Pablo Ortiz has taken down the final event in the latest Run It Up Reno series, defeating a worthy opponent in Dealer Stewart Eser! Ortiz wins his first ever piece of RIU gold, and pockets $1,505 for the win.

In the final hand, Ortiz called Stewart's shove with ace-four-deuce rainbow, up against Stewart's eight-seven-six of clubs. The board ran out clean and Ortiz celebrated by taking his shirt off and lifting the trophy among a loud and supportive rail.

Jason Somerville was eliminated in 3rd place ($645), with a final table that was absolutely stacked, with the likes of Joe Rando, Alex Lavinthal, Kevin Gerhart, Robert Peters, and Andre Hengchua.

Here is a look at the final results for this event:

1st place: Pablo Ortiz - $1,505
2nd place: Stewart Eser - $960
3rd place: Jason Somerville - $645
4th place: Alex Lavinthal - $455
5th place: Robert Peters - $335
6th place: Andrew Hengchua - $270
7th place: Joe Rando - $225
8th place: Kevin Gerhart - $205

Lance Donnell Takes Down the Deepstacks Event for $2,800!

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After a lengthy head-up match, Lance Donnell is victorious in the second-last event at Run It Up Reno! He defeated a tough competitor in Nathan Haynes, starting heads-up play with two thirds of the chips in play. He won a massive three-way all-in with ace-queen against Michael Faulkner and Nathan Haynes who both held ace-king.

In the final hand, Haynes got it in with two kings but Donnell had his favorite hand, five-four of diamonds, and flopped two pair to take the tournament down! Haynes pocketed $1,860 for his deep run.

This event began at 2:00 p.m. and ended with a total of 108 entries by the close of registration for a prize pool worth $10,800, just a bit more than double the $5,000 guaranteed. A total of 17 players made the money.

Here is a look at the final results for this event:

1st place: Lance Donnell - $2,800
2nd place: Nathan Haynes - $1,860
3rd place: Michael Faulkner - $1,260
4th place: Russ Schadler - $890
5th place: Adam Lifter - $640
6th place: Michael Cooper - $485
7th place: Jonny Gomez - $385
8th place: Anthony Rosa - $320
9th place: Andy Pok - $270
10th place: Louis Helm - $270
11th place: Jason Daniele - $250
12th place: Andrew Cha - $250
13th place: William Burns - $235
14th place: Chadwhicke Haynes - $235
15th place: Kyung Yoo - $220
16th place: Michael Trivett - $220
17th place: Joe Ogden - $210

JCarver Busts in 3rd; Pablo Ortiz and Dealer Stewart are Heads-Up!

Players in the final event at the Run It Up Reno series are heads-up as soon as the break is over, with Dealer Stewart in the lead with about 270,000 and Pablo Ortiz sitting on 110,000.

Jason Somerville was eliminated in 3rd place, and Alex Lavinthal finished in 4th place.

Nathan Haynes Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,860)

Level 23 - 40,000/80,000/10,000
Entries: 108
Players Remaining: 1

On a board reading [ad5c4h], Nathan Haynes got his remaining stack of about 400,000 in the middle and Lance Donnell called.

Haynes tabled [kskd], up against Donnell's [5d4d] for two pair. The turn was the [7d] and the river was the [3h] to send Haynes home as the runner-up for $1,860.

Lance Donnell is the winner, taking home $2,800 for his efforts.

Michael Faulkner Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,260)

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Level 21 - 20,000/40,000/10,000
Entries: 108
Players Remaining: 2

Michael Faulkner was all-in for 250,000 and got a call from Nathan Haynes.

Faulkner tabled [ahqd], flipping against Haynes' [thtd].

The flop came [acjdtc] and Faulkner paired his ace but Haynes flopped a set. The turn was the [2s] and the river was the [6h] to send Faulkner home in 3rd place.

Lance Donnell Wins a Massive Three-Way All-in!

Level 20 - 15,000/30,000/5,000
Entries: 108
Players Remaining: 3

Lance Donnell, Michael Faulkner and Nathan Haynes were all-in before the flop!

Haynes: [ackh]
Faulkner: [askc]
Donnell: [adqh]

Donnell needed help and was at risk, but the flop came [qcth7c] to put him in the lead with a pair of queens. The turn was the [5d] and the river was the [6h] to give Donnell a triple-up.

JCarver Leads the Final Six in 3-Card Super Hold'em!

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With the recent eliminations of Joe Rando in 7th place and Kevin Gerhart in 8th place, just six players remain in the final event of Run It Up Reno!

Jason 'JCarver' Somerville leads the way! Here is a look at the final six:

Seat 1: Pablo Ortiz - 55,000
Seat 2: Robert Peters - 55,000
Seat 3: Dealer Stewart - 75,000
Seat 4: Andrew Hengchua - 45,000
Seat 5: Jason Somerville - 80,000
Seat 6: Alex Lavinthal - 60,000

Russ Schadler Eliminated in 4th Place ($890)

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Level 19 - 12,000/24,000/4,000
Entries: 108
Players Remaining: 3

On a board reading [Ah5c4d], with about 150,000 in the pot, Russ Schadler shoved for his last 200,000 from the hijack and Michael Faulkner snap-called on the button.

Schadler tabled [kskh], but was dominated by Faulkner's [acjd].

The turn was the [6c] and the river was the [2h] to send Schadler home in 4th place.