Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets

George Antonakos Wins 2018 CPPT Bicycle Main Event

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 29, 2018


The 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Bicycle Hotel & Casino main event drew a massive field of 2,180 total entries, with 153 day 2 direct entries. The prize pool swelled to $675,023 as a result of the massive turnout, blowing away the $500,000 guarantee. More than a week after the first hand was dealt in the event, George Antonakos emerged victorious, earning $75,365 after striking a deal with seven players remaining. He was only in for one $245 buy-in in this event. “It’s a great ROI man! It’s fantastic,” said Antonakos after coming out on top. “If somebody told me three days ago I’d be chopping it for $75,000 I would be ecstatic. It’s unbelievable.” This was the 42-year-old business owner from Marina Del Rey’s second largest score, behind his second-place finish in an event at the Borgata in 2010 for $110,434. “I’m a serious amateur, is probably what one ...

You Are Previewing Digital Subscription Content

To continue reading:


Already a subscriber?