Prince of Antwan – Photo credit: GDPR
A long day of final play culminating in a four-way round crowned Antwan Prince as the winner of the inaugural $1,200 buy-in main event at the RunGood poker series stop at bestbet Jacksonville which ended on April 2nd. She also won the grand prize of $92,796, a GDPR ring of champions and a place in the RunGood ProAm at the end of the year.
“It’s still sinking … definitely thrilled that I was able to get the ring, I wouldn’t have made the cut without it,” Prince told the PokerNews journalists after the victory. The 29-year-old from Jacksonville also serves in the military, so he only gets to play in tournament poker so often. He plans to use his winnings for some investments and a bankroll for him World Series of Poker later this year, but Prince still plans to play his usual stakes of poker moving forward.
The tournament attracted a field of 628 entries through three early flights, easily surpassing the $300,000 guarantee to create a $653,120 prize pool, and the top 79 players cashed at least $1,921. Notables who made money en route to the final table included Jonathan Gaviao (10th), James Holland (16th), two-time gold bracelet winner Yuval Bronshtein (26th), Eddy Mroczkowski (29th) , Ray Henson (32nd), TK Miles (39th), Sean Conklin (47th), Adam Wells (48th), Jonathan Cronin (51st), David Tuchman (64th) and Kris Burchfield (77th).
99 players returned for the second and final day of the tournament. It turned out to be a long 13 hour march to the final table and finally the four-way chop. However, it only took about an hour of play towards the start of Day 2 for the money bubble to burst.
Prince was fourth in chips going into the final table and, within the first hour of play, had grown his stack to the second largest remaining in the tournament. Prince then eliminated Jack Summer in eighth place when he woke up with pocket aces, and Marvin Thomas in seventh place when the first conversations about a cut began.
Prince landed a third knockout punch at the final table to knock out former chip leader Thomas Carroll to take full control of the tournament’s top stack, giving him all the bargaining power when the cut was made. The other players who made it to that final discussion included David Vogel (fourth), Charles Kelley (third) and Dimas Martinez Jr. This was by far the highest cash tournament for Prince, and it was his second win along with a win in a $500 buy-in Pinktober Poker Open event in October of 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.
Here is a look at the winnings awarded at the final table:
|Place||Player||U.S. dollar Earnings||POY extension Points|
|1||Prince of Antwan||$92,796||840|
The next RunGood Poker Tour The event will take the tour to the Downstream Casino and Resort April 13-16 for a $600 buy-in main event. The full tournament series will run from April 11-16, and you can find the series schedule right here.