2023 RGPS Jacksonville

$1,200 Main Event
Days: 2

Antwan Prince Wins Inaugural RGPS Jacksonville Main Event ($92,796*)

Level 30 : Blinds 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Antwan Prince
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 RunGood Series champions ring, and a trip to Las Vegas plus entry into the RunGood Pro-Am this 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…”

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

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 4-way deal

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.

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.

Be sure to keep up with everything RunGood as the next stop is outside of Joplin, MO at Downstream Casino Resort from April 11-16!

Tags: Antwan PrinceCharles KelleyDavid VogelDimas Martinez JrJack SumnerJosh WangMarvin ThomasThomas CarrollVan Lo