Five-Way Chop Sees Tim Tucker Win Run It Up Main Event Trophy

Run It Up Reno Main Event winner Tim Tucker

Run It Up Reno Main Event winner Tim Tucker

With the stacks getting shallower and the blinds getting higher, the final five players agreed to a deal. Tim Tucker got one of the biggest payouts and, because he had the most chips, Tucker got the trophy as well. Here is a look at how the money was divided up:

Tim Tucker - $23,000 and the trophy
Joe Wegner - $23,000
Keith Finkelstein - $23,000
Adam Haman - $22,682
Jason Somerville - $19,313

For Tucker, a lifelong Reno resident, poker is a hobby, but his real passion is music. He is the frontman for The Tim Tucker Band. Coincidentally, none other than Finkelstein used to be part of the band, playing the piano. The two old friends joked about their music days.

"He got kicked out of the band," Tucker said.

Finkelstein was quick to respond. "I did not!"

Tucker's latest CD includes a track that blends his love of music and his love of poker called "Flush." You can check it out on www.TimTuckerBand.com.

Tucker will be the first person to tell you his music is far better than his poker. 

"I'm horrible at poker," Tucker laughed. "All I do is lose."

Today seems to be different. We wouldn't take Tucker at his word either. He plays regularly around Reno and this is his second time playing Run It Up. This is a series that is typically viewed as a chance for th RIU Warriors to have great fun, but Tucker assured us it is a ton of fun for the locals as well.

"It's a blast, it really is," Tucker said. "There are so many people ready to play all sorts of games downstairs [in the poker room]. Makes the live games awesome."

Tucker now has a nice $23,000 payday to take downstairs if he wants, plus a nice trophy to commemorate a week of fun for the Run It Up kids and the locals alike.

Here are the full results from the Run It Up Reno $600 buy-in Main Event

1st: Tim Tucker - $23,000*
T-2nd: Joe Wegner - $23,000*
T-2nd: Keith Finkelstein - $23,000*
4th: Adam Haman - $22,682*
5th: Jason Somerville - $19,313*
6th: Ivan Zarate - $5,525
7th: Steve Nevius - $4,175
8th: Floyd Achtzehnter - $3,225
9th: Eric Nelson - $2,525
10th: Bill Casey - $2,525
11th: Max Brown - $2,525
12th: Jeremy Schoenberg - $2,525
13th: Mordechai Mordiano - $2,105
14th: Ryan Jones - $2,105
15th: Eddie Cybulski - $2,105
16th: James Viviano - $2,105
17th: Harry Corvese - $1,815
18th: Ryan Leonis - $1,815
19th: Jon Wallace - $1,815
20th: Matt Betti - $1,815
21st: "Special" Ed Yang - $1,815
22nd: Isaac Leong - $1,815
23rd: Jed Hoffman - $1,815
24th: Andrew Cha - $1,815
25th: Naomi Wager - $1,560
26th: John Hardin - $1,560
27th: Alan Mastic - $1,560
28th: Matthew Sorg - $1,560
29th: Kevin Gerhart - $1,560
30th: Chris Lindquist - $1,560
31st: Abelardo Tiglao - $1,560
32nd: Tyson Apostol - $1,560
33rd: William McGrady - $1,365
34th: Harley Wilmot - $1,365
35th: Jeff Newman - $1,365
36th: Adam Brantmier - $1,365
37th: Nicholas Riley - $1,365
38th: Vincent Newland - $1,365
39th: William McKinney - $1,365
40th: Zachary Gilbert - $1,365
41st: David Spurr - $1,215
42nd: Dustin Pak - $1,215
43rd: Gerald Morreti - $1,215
44th: Michael Faulkner - $1,215
45th: Travis Downton - $1,215
46th: Roy Peters - $1,215
47th: Daniel Deveau - $1,215
48th: Scott McClenahan - $1,215
49th: Mark Boortz - $1,110
50th: Nathaniel Futch - $1,110
51st: Austin Roberts - $1,110
52nd: Farhan Ahmed - $1,110
53rd: Boston Rob Mariano - $1,110
54th: Dustin Fox - $1,110
55th: Eric Young - $1,110
56th: Marty Gorenc - $1,110
57th: Jose Rodriguez - $1,050
58th: Chris Linder - $1,050
59th: Heidi Sjogren - $1,050
60th: Kristin Kane - $1,050
61st: Christina Prescott - $1,050
62nd: Sangho Xi - $1,050
63rd: Adam Dawson - $1,050
64th: Brittany Spain - $1,050

* denotes a five-way chop