Jim Marschal of Langley, British Columbia, has won the Main Event of the most recent Ante Up Poker Cruise.
Marschal overcame a wide chip deficit to beat Robert Krueger heads-up for the $1,195 top prize in the tournament, which had 38 entries.
The cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas sailed roundtrip from Seattle, with stops in Juneau and Skagway, Alaska, and Victoria, British Columbia.
The next sailing will be Nov. 14 out of Tampa, Fla., visiting Cozumel, Mexico, and George Town, Grand Cayman.
Ante Up Poker Cruises transforms the conference center aboard regularly scheduled Royal Caribbean sailings into a professionally staffed and equipped poker room, complete with cash games, tournaments, free poker classes and an open-bar cocktail party.
ANTE UP POKER CRUISE – Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas
Main Event – No-Limit Hold’em
Prize pool: $3,040
1. Jim Marschal, $1,195
2. Robert Krueger, $680
3. Brent Philbin, $465
4. Brenda Mowery, $345
5. Bryan Yaeger, $255
6. Shawn Anderson, $100