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  • January 20, 2021

Jason Somerville Releases Schedule for Run It Up! Reno Event at Peppermill Casino

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( Last month, PokerNews had the exclusive to announce Jason Somerville’s Run It UP Reno Event, asix-day poker festival that will take place at the Peppermill Reno from October 20-25.
“I’m extremely excited to be announcing our first official RIU event,” Somerville told PokerNews. “We’ve done RIU events in the past, but they’ve always been a part of others events, they never lived on their own. RIU Reno will be hosted at the Peppermill Reno, which is a beautiful resort.”
Now, the official schedule for the series has been released. Among the highlights are:

  • Welcome party at EDGE nightspot
  • Qualification to buy-in to $2,000 added Tuesday Takeoff Tournament
  • UFC athlete-hosted morning workouts
  • Poker seminars hosted by Jason Somerville and surprise guests
  • Special Run It Up games, contests, and prizes TBA
  • Multiple trophy poker tournaments
  • Main event final eight players live stream on Twitch TV hosted by Somerville at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 25
  • Survivorviewing party hosted by “Boston” Rob Mariano and Tyson Apostol

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The RIU Reno series is unlike anything that has ever really existed before in poker,” Somerville continued. “For me, RIU Reno is not just about playing poker, but also having a fun experience from the get go. I’m trying to invite a variety of interesting people that are going to come and make the event special regardless of how your poker goes, regardless whether or not your aces hold up during the tournament, you’re still going to have a good time.”
The Main Event is the first engineered and designed specifically for Twitch, which will live stream the final table with Somerville serving as commentator, provided he doesn’t make the finale. In addition, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing live coverage and daily podcast from the event.
PokerNews couldn’t be happier to be working with Jason Somerville for his Run It UP Reno event in October,” explained PokerNews Editor in Chief Donnie Peters. “The RIU brand has grown immensely, and all of Somerville’s endeavors promote positive growth of the game. PokerNewsshares that same vision. Having Somerville as our resident pro on the PokerNews Podcast for the past two summers has helped take our product to the next level, and we hope to do the same for the RIU event this Fall.”
Here’s a look at the Run It UP Reno Event schedule:

1Tues10/20NoonTuesday Takeoff NL Hold’em Turbo w/ $2,000 addedNaples$125
2Tues10/206pmWelcome Party at CapriCapriFree
3Tues10/208pmAll-in-Only No Limit Hold’emNaples$85
4Tues10/209pmCash Game Hang OutPokerN/A
5Wed10/2110amUFC Morning WorkoutCapriFree
6Wed10/21NoonSeminar: Tournament ReviewTuscanyFree
7Wed10/212pmNo Limit Hold’em SurvivorNaples$125
8Wed10/214pmTurbo Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
9Wed10/217pmSurvivor Viewing Party: Hosted by Survivor Champions Boston Rob Mariano and Tyson Apostol
10Wed10/219pmMega Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
11Thurs10/22NoonSeminar: Q&ACapriFree
12Thurs10/222pmThrilla Bounty ($25 Bounties)Naples$125
13Thurs10/225pmTurbo Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
14Thurs10/226pm6 Max 5 PLO TurboNaples$125
15Thurs10/228pmTurbo Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
16Thurs10/2210pmSeminar: Main EventCapriFree
17Fri10/2310amUFC Morning WorkoutSorrentoFree
18Fri10/23NoonRIU Main Event (Day 1)Naples$565
19Fri10/232pmSatellite to Main EventNaples$85
20Fri10/235pmTurbo Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
21Fri10/237pmTurbo Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
22Fri10/239pmSuper Turbo Satellite to Main EventNaples$85
18Sat10/24NoonRIU Main Event (Day 2)NaplesN/A
23Sat10/242pmSecond Chance No Limit Hold’emNaples$235
24Sat10/247pmAnte Only Adventure No Limit Hold’em TurboNaples$85
25Sat10/248pmCasino Scavenger Hunt Finale & AwardsSierraFree
26Sat10/2410pmNight Out at EDGE nightspotEDGE
18Sun10/251pmRIU Main Event Final Table LivestreamNaples FoyerN/A
27Sun10/252pmRe-Buy Roundup No Limit Hold’em with $25 Re-BuysNaples$85
28Sun10/256pmCash Game Hang OutPoker

Hotel rates for attendees start at $59.99. Call 866.821.9996 and mention code RUNITUP to make sure you’re included in all the festivities. For more information, visit
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