Antwan Prince

After a marathon day of poker, Antwan Prince was crowned the winner of the RGPS Jacksonville Main Event after the four remaining players agreed to a chop deal. He was awarded $92,796, the bestbet trophy, the RGPS champions ring, and a trip to Las Vegas plus entry into the RunGood ProAM later this year.

This is by far the largest score of Prince’s career, with his last big win recorded back in 2021 in a $500 event during Pinktober Poker Open in Tampa for $28,218.

“It’s still sinking in… definitely excited that I was able to get the ring, I wouldn’t have made the chop without it,” Prince said in his post-win interview with PokerNews.

When the 29-year-old was asked what he planned to do with his winnings, he simply said he was going to put most of it aside for investments and keep playing the same stakes that he has been playing (as well setting aside a bankroll for WSOP). Prince is also in the military, so he doesn’t play professionally but likes to play in tournaments as much as he can.

RGPS Jacksonville Main Event Final Table Results

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

*- denotes chop deal

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

Crazily enough, Prince was one of the shorter stacks coming into Day 2 after only bagging 115,000 on his second bullet.

“It was crazy, I busted out of flight 1a and had no plans to fire again but I kept seeing the entry numbers and prize pool climbing like crazy and I just couldn’t let myself miss out on that crazy value…really glad I did.”

Prince ended up catching fire about seven hours in when he survived an elimination flip and just used that momentum to accumulate a large stack, busting out players left and right. He also gained a lot of chips when he busted Van Lo when he called an all-in on an ace-high flop with three hearts while Lo held the king of hearts and Prince held with ace-king for a major pot.

Prince came into the final table fourth in chips, but once there he went right to work first busting Jack Sumner in eighth with aces, Marvin Thomas in seventh with ace-queen, and Thomas Carroll in fifth with aces yet again.

Marvin Thomas
Marvin Thomas

Once he eliminated Carroll, he was sitting with almost double the chips as the rest of the table, which led to the eventual chop declaring him the winner.

Prince’s win concludes PokerNews’ coverage of the inaugural RGPS Jacksonville Series which has been a tremendous success here at the outstanding bestbet Jacksonville. Check out a list of ring winners below:

2023 RGPS Jacksonville Ring Winners

Event Winner Top Prize Total Entries Total Prize Pool
#1: $400 Series Opener Jie Liu $48,495 962 $312,650
#2: $400 Black Chip Bounty Donavon Wright $8,024 174 $40,020
#3: $300 One Day NLH Shane Barnard $7,668 140 $34,300
#4: $300 Big O Robert Bartnovsky $4,806 81 $19,845
#5: $200 Ambassador Bounty Jordan Kandah $9,796 281 $44,960
#6: $660 Crazy Sixes 6-Max NLH Talesh Patel $17,937 123 $68,880
#7: $300 H.E.R.O.S. Shane Barnard $3,833 46 $10,780

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Antwan Prince
Antwan Prince
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