$1,000 was up for grabs in each of the three prelims, as well as the points that would determine who advanced to the Grand Final.
For those of you who don't remember, PL.com's own Dan Skolovy crushed the first iteration of the Run-Good Challenge back in September and since there's only room for one PL.com representative at the Grand Final I was forced to join the railbirds.
This time around things were different. Despite missing Event 1 entirely, due to an unfortunate Caribbean holiday, I still managed to rack up more points than Dan by the end of the prelims. Going into Event 3, I had to finish first or second and Dan had to bust without earning a single point.
Somehow I managed to finish second and, even more amazingly, Dan posted a zero on the big board.
And so the pride of PokerListings will rest on my broad rippling shoulders come Saturday and even though I can't win the money, I will be doing my best to deprive my fellow bloggers of it. Call me vindictive, but once I sit down at the table I have a hard time giving up easily.
Joining me in Event 4 are the eight other best performers from the first three events. Here they are in list form, the most educational form known to man.
The top seven names on this list made it through to the Grand Final free and clear after Event 3, but Spaceman and Kid Dynamite's route wasn't quite so trouble-free. KD took down nine points for his win last week, which put him in a three-way tie with Spaceman and Dr. Pauly. With only two seats still available some sort of tiebreaker was needed.
Pauly, fresh from his latest Mexican odyssey, made it back Stateside in time to partake in a three-handed sit-and-go to decide who would not be participating in the big dance. For a recap of that match check out Spaceman's blog. The bottom line is that Pauly is out and the other two are in.
My runner-up finish last week came with a $300 payday which, unfortunately for me, will be rolled over to Event 4. The money will be distributed using the structure already in place. Here are the final Event 4 payouts.
Tomorrow the RGC2 champion will be crowned, and six of the nine players will have a little extra spending money for the upcoming holiday season.
Plans are already under way for RGC3: The Stackening, so if you've got a sweet poker blog and the desire to run good for some freeroll cash, drop me a line in the comments below and we'll see if your blog qualifies.
If you're online tomorrow anyway, feel free to stop by the table and say what's up. The poker might be subpar but the chat action is always top-notch!