One-Eyed Jacks giving away 5 poker cruises

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The One-Eyed Jacks poker room at Sarasota Kennel Club will award five Ante Up Poker Cruise packages to the top finishers in the main event of its Fall Classic tournament series. The Fall Classic will run Oct. 3-12 and feature eight events, including a six-flight $440 buy-in main event. The top-five finishers in the main event will win an Ante Up Poker Cruise package for the Dec. 15 sailing out of Tampa.

TAMPA BAY DOWNS: The PPC North American Championship recently came to a close at the Silks Poker Room by making its $200K guarantee in the main event. Nicholas Mann won the championship and many more players booked their ticket to Aruba, including Silks regulars Danny Lobato, Marc Lowe and Jerry Panagrossi.

If you didn’t find a way to Aruba yet, you have one more opportunity this month with the PPC Fall Classic. This five-day event includes a $125 green-chip bounty, a $5K guarantee, a $10K guarantee and a $50K guarantee. For more information, see the ad on Page 16 or call the poker room.

HARD ROCK: The $125 Little Slick event in Tampa more than doubles its $100K prize-pool guarantee ($223K). More than 200 players returned for Day 2, all eying a $40K first prize. The final 16 made a deal. Top three took a little more than $10K each, the bottom three took almost $7,500 each and the rest $9,500. The next Little Slick is Sept. 24-28.

AUPT DERBY: Rooms in the area are aware players are looking for large guarantees for small buy-ins, which makes the Ante Up Poker Tour Derby Lane Fall Pokerfest (Nov. 1-16) so inviting. The main event will be called the Accumulator, as it sports a $150 buy-in and a $250K guarantee. For updates to this series, be sure to go to derbylanepokerblog.wordpress.c om.

— Email Andrew at anteupandrew@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @anteupandrew.