Vic Sabo and Brent Philbin were tournament winners on Ante Up Poker Cruises’ first back-to-back voyages on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, which left Boston and ended in Tampa and made seven port stops throughout the Caribbean.
Sabo of Lakeport, Fla., was declared the winner of the $100 Main Event, earning $1,350 after a three-way deal, and Philbin of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., earned $1,167 for winning the $20 rebuy event, which saw fast and furious rebuying to build a prize pool of $3,648. All cashers in both events earned Ante Up Poker Tour Player of the Year points.
Ante Up Poker Cruises transforms the conference centers aboard regularly scheduled Royal Caribbean and NCL sailings into a professionally staffed and equipped poker room, complete with cash games, tournaments, free poker classes and an open-bar cocktail party. For more information, or to book, visit AnteUpCruises.Com.
Ante Up Poker Cruises – Oct. 25-Nov. 12
Prize pool: $3,648
1. Brent Philbin, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, $1,167
2. Clem Morris, Pine Island, FL, $715
3. Bryan Yaeger, Ocala, FL, $510
4. Mark Schyns, Seminole, FL, $401
5. Heather Mae, Destin, FL, $291
6. Mike Otwell, Clearwater, FL , $218
7. Jim Beresten, London, Ontario, $145
8. Tracy Hodson, Gainesville, FL, $110
9. Brenda Holdman, Destin, FL, $91
10. Ron Pomeroy, Prescott, AZ, $50
Prize Pool: $4,320
1. Vic Sabo, Lakeport, FL, $1,350
2. Charlie Genthner, Dothan, AL, $950
3. Tracy Hodson, Gainesville, FL, $950
4. Larry Penn, Moorehaven, FL, $515
5. Ryan Grabowski, Cleveland, OH, $365
6. Catherine Brilmyer, Gary, IN, $260