A Native Florida Poker Player Won RGPS Checkpoint Jacksonville. Who?

Written By Aleeyah Jadavji on April 6, 2023
2023 RunGood Florida Poker Series Concludes at bestbet Jacksonville

Another RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) event is complete with RGPS Checkpoint Jacksonville at Florida poker room bestbet Jacksonville.

There was a total of nine events with $400,000 in guarantees. The $400 no-limit Texas Hold’em RGPS opener had a $100,000 guarantee that clocked 962 entries and more than tripled the guarantee to $312,650.

The $1,200 RunGood Main Event promised a prize pool of $300,000 and attracted 628 entries to more than double the guarantee to $653,120.

Floridian Antwan Prince wins the 2023 RunGood Poker Series Main Event

There were three starting flights in the Main Event and after all was said and done it was Antwan Prince at the top. The Floridian had the most chips in a four-way deal and claimed the title along with $92,791 for the top prize.

“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 told Poker News.

This was Prince’s biggest career cash. His total career earnings were just over $46,000 before this win. His last largest cash and first tournament win came in October of 2021 at Pinktober Poker Open in Tampa for $28,218.

Since there was a four-way deal, Prince’s final hand was when he eliminated poker pro Thomas Carroll in fifth place. Prince held two aces while Carroll had king-queen on a queen-high flop. The two players got their chips in the middle and Prince held on to add to his stack and bring some leverage to the table when making a deal.

RunGood Main Event final table results

  1. Antwan Prince – $92,791
  2. Dimas Martinez – $71,971
  3. Charles Kelley Jr. – $68,739
  4. David Vogel – $68,735
  5. Thomas Carroll – $33,015
  6. Joshua Wang – $25,171
  7. Marvin Thomas – $19,417
  8. Jack Sumner – $15,158
  9. Angel Boas – $11,977

Shane Barnard wins two RGPS rings in one week

Another highlight of the series was when Shane Barnard won two RunGood Poker Series rings within the span of a week.

The Memphis, Tennessee, native took down the $300 no-limit Hold ’em ring event for $7,668 and then went on to win the $300 H.E.R.O.S. ring event for $3,833. He also came in fourth place in the $660 no-limit Hold ’em Crazy Sixes 6-Max ring event for $5,943 to bring his series total to $17,444 in cash.

RunGood Poker Series Checkpoint bestbet Jacksonville results

EventWinnerPrize Money
$400 RGPS Opener Jie Liu $48,495
$400 Bounty
Donavon Wright$8,024
$300 NLH Ring Event Shane Barnard $7,668
$300 Big O - 5 Card Ring EventRobert Bartnovsky $4,806
$200 Ambassador Ring EventJordan Kandah$9,796
$660 Crazy Sixes Ring Event
Talesh Patel$17,937
$1,200 RG Main Event Antwan Prince $92,791
$300 H.E.R.O.S. Ring Event
Shane Barnard $3,833
$500 bestbet Ring Event Carl Masters $12,396

Next up is RGPS Checkpoint Joplin at Downstream Casino & Resort

The next stop on the popular RunGood Poker Series schedule is at Downstream Casino & Resort in Joplin, Missouri.

There will be seven events, including a Seniors Event, open to players 50 years of age and older, as well as Pot Limit Omaha and the $600 Main Event.

The $250 DeepStack ring event guarantees $25,000 in the prize pool and the Main Event guarantees $100,000 with four starting flights across three days.

The full schedule can be found here.

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Aleeyah hails from Toronto, Ontario in Canada, and has worked predominantly in the poker industry since 2015. From writing articles to interviewing big winners and live reporting on poker's biggest stages, she's seen it all. Aleeyah loves to cook and create content to showcase her passion for food and travel. She also loves sriracha and doesn't trust anyone that believes it's not a top-tier condiment.

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