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Antwan Prince Takes Down the First Ever Main Event at the RGPS Jacksonville ($92,796*)

Following a long day of poker, the last four players agreed to a chop, and Antwan Prince was declared the champion of the RGPS Jacksonville Main Event. He also received a vacation to Las Vegas and a spot in this year’s RunGood ProAM in addition to the $92,796 and RGPS champion ring he already had.

This is Prince’s biggest ever cash, surpassing his previous best of $28,218 from a $500 tournament at the 2021 Pinktober Poker Open in Tampa.

In an interview with PokerNews after his victory, Prince commented, “It’s still setting in… absolutely thrilled that I was able to grab the ring, I wouldn’t have made the cut without it.”

When asked what he meant to do with his windfall, the 29-year-old claimed he would invest the most of it and keep playing at the same stakes he always has (as well setting aside a bankroll for WSOP). Prince, who is also a member of the armed forces, does not play for a living but does enjoy competing in tournaments whenever possible.

RGPS Jacksonville Main Event Final Table Results

1Antwan Prince$92,796*
2Dimas Martinez Jr.$71,971*
3Charles Kelley$68,739*
4David Vogel$68,735*
5Thomas Carroll$33,015
6Josh Wang$25,171
7Marvin Thomas$19,417
8Jack Sumner$15,148
9Toby Boas$11,977

*- denotes chop deal

RGPS Jacksonville Main Event Final Table
RGPS Jacksonville Main Event Final Table

However, Prince’s second bullet only netted him 115,000, making him one of the lesser stacks heading into Day 2.

“That was wild, I was kicked off flight 1a and didn’t intend on firing again, but I kept watching the entry numbers and prize pool growing and I just couldn’t allow myself miss out on that incredible value…really pleased I did.”

Almost seven hours into the tournament, Prince caught fire when he won an elimination flip and rode that momentum to build a massive stack while blowing out competitors left and right. In another important pot, he busted Van Lo after calling an all-in with three hearts and winning with ace-king against Van Lo’s king of hearts.

Prince entered the final table in fourth place in chips, but he wasted little time in eliminating his opponents, busting Jack Sumner in eighth place with aces, Marvin Thomas in seventh place with ace-queen, and Thomas Carroll in fifth place with aces once again.

With his elimination of Carroll, he had almost twice as much chips as anybody else at the table. This prompted to a chop that ultimately declared him the winner.

This series has been a huge success at the excellent bestbet Jacksonville. This is a roster of medalists:

2023 RGPS Jacksonville Ring Winners

#1: $400 Series OpenerJie Liu$48,495962$312,650
#2: $400 Black Chip BountyDonavon Wright$8,024174$40,020
#3: $300 One Day NLHShane Barnard$7,668140$34,300
#4: $300 Big ORobert Bartnovsky$4,80681$19,845
#5: $200 Ambassador BountyJordan Kandah$9,796281$44,960
#6: $660 Crazy Sixes 6-Max NLHTalesh Patel$17,937123$68,880
#7: $300 H.E.R.O.S.Shane Barnard$3,83346$10,780


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