Father's Day may be in June, but this Run It Up Reno is all about celebrating the bond between father and son. For the second time this week, a dad was on hand to proudly watch his son win a Run It Up trophy.
Tonight, it was Opa Schoch watching on as his son, Aaron, won his second career Run It Up Reno trophy. In October, the younger Schoch won his first in the Big Ante tournament. This time around, he took down the 6-Max 5-Card PLO.
There were a total of 81 entries in this event, generating a prizepool of $8,100. Schoch took the lion's share of it, earning $2,240 for the finish.
Dad Opa was snapping pics the entire final table as his son played. Aaron introduced his dad to the game all the way back when he was in junior high in Ohio. Aaron has been a Run It Up Reno warrior from the beginning, but this was the first time his dad, who lives with his wife in Phoenix, came along for the trip.
Like Maz and Eugene Zelensky, this trip is about more than just poker and money. It is a chance to spend time together doing something they both love. Sappy as it may sound, that is what this series is about to all of the Run It Up fans. Playing a game we all love, hanging out with people we care about, and picking up a trophy and some cash if we can.
Here are the full results for the $125 6-Max 5-Card PLO:
1st place: Aaron Schoch - $2,240
2nd place: Harry Corvese - $1,600
3rd place: Tim Wong - $1,175
4th place: Adam Dawson - $825
5th place: James Martini - $575
6th place: Brian "Big Bear" Weinstein - $385
7th place: Ryan Meyer - $305
8th place: Chip Tutu - $305
9th place: Vincent Newland - $245
10th place: Jeff Chapman - $245
11th place: Brett Gordon - $200