iNinja Resurrection Event at Diamond Jo Worth Casino in Northwoods, Iowa. December 15th, 2018. The Return of iNinja!
iNinja returned from the dead with it’s first Resurrection event at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwoods, Iowa on December 15th 2018. A day that will be known forever as the day the dead rose and busted players came back from the rail. Each player was given a “resurrection chip” featuring a logo of a ninja clawing it’s way out of a grave. Upon busting the event, the player could turn in the chip and receive twenty big blinds and a new life.
Players weren’t certain how to handle the unique structure at first, and bust outs were fast and furious for the first few hours, but eventually most players realized that holding on to their chips was very valuable in this format. The tournament ended with nearly seven million chips in play and 93 players. This was a stack of more than 65,000 for each entry! Later in the tournament a resurrection chip was worth nearly 200,000 tournament chips.
The event was incredibly well received, with 93 entries nearly doubling the typical Saturday tournament field at Diamond Jo. Players came from as far as Las Vegas to play the new event and celebrate with the tour founders as they watch their brand rise from the dead. Cash games were fast and furious all weekend, with $2/5 no-limit Holdem running both Friday and Saturday nights.
In the end local player Neil Cullen took down the $2,321 first prize and a custom made card protector to commemorate the event. Players were able to take a resurrection chip home once the event was complete, and dozens of players took advantage of this opportunity to get a one of a kind card protector! Player reaction was overwhelmingly positive and the tour owners celebrated with players in cash games once the event was complete.
The tour would like to thank everyone who came to the event. We can’t do it without your support! We look forward to returning to Diamond Jo very soon!
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Congratulations to Joel Danforth, winner of today’s Resurrection event! Wearing a Ducks shirt, he came back from being an underdog to winning with ducks🦆 (22) Joel also cashed in the main event today, finishing 32nd out of 323.
Final table on the Main Event 100k guaranteed! Names and Chip counts to come in the @iNinjaLive feed. The FT will stream live when down to 9. Congrats to all!Illiterati@Oceanpup
In a few minutes- it’s ON!
I’d like to give @TroubleTrina a warm welcome to the streaming @iNinjaPoker team for today! Meeting her this week was a pleasure, and we all enjoyed her bubbly & youthful energy and were impressed by her knowledge of streaming and social media. Thanks for the IG lessons!
Congratulations to Greg Wagner, the ONLY person to win the $2000 stack buy back! Greg bagged 83k in the morning flight, then sat in his car and decided he wasn’t tired, & that with a little food he would be good to go. His instincts were good & he bagged a much bigger 295k stack!