Bryan Devonshire Cruises To Victory In Main EventOctober 30, 2014 1:18 pm
The Ante Up Poker Cruise offers players the opportunity to visit exotic destinations, whilst also enjoying great poker action with other like-minded individuals on every cruise. On the organization’s latest outing the cruise ship sailed out of Galveston, Texas, and on board was one of poker’s most successful players in the guise of Bryan Devonshire.
It didn’t take long for the Colarado pro to then make his mark on the cruise, and entering the $65 Main Event, Devonshire eventually ploughed his way through the 139 player field to lift the title, and collect a first place prize worth $2,250. Whilst it may not have been the biggest score of his career, it’s sure to have at least paid the price of his vacation, whilst reaffirming his position as a winning player.
Throughout his career as a poker pro, Bryan Devonshire has amassed $2,462,233 in live tournament earnings, his biggest score coming in 2011 after finishing the $10k WSOP Main Event in 12th place for a $607,882 payday. In addition, Devonshire has won a further $696,405 playing online under the screen name “Badbeatninja,” but unfortunately Black-Friday put an end to his online career, and soon after he then suffered one of his most horrendous downswings to date that by November 2013 had Devonshire contemplating quitting poker altogether. As the pro commented at the time:
“If I didn’t have other things going on in life, I would be on suicide watch. If poker was all I did, it would be really easy to fall into a deep, dark, depression, figuring everything to be pointless during one of these brutal downswings. If poker’s a hobby for you, then don’t play when it isn’t fun. And if poker is your job, then treat is as such, and do something else besides work. If you’re unhappy in your job, then you’re in the wrong job.”
By July 2014, however, Bryan Devonshire completed another successful campaign at the $10k WSOP Main Event, this time finishing in 25th place for $286,900, and a few months later Devonshire’s latest victory on the Ante Up Poker Cruise, although not quite on the same scale as his other wins, will still go along way towards reinvigorating his belief in the game.
MAIN EVENT ($6,375 prize pool)
1. Bryan Devonshire, Frisco, Colo., $2,250
2. Anthony Ciorciari, Henderson, Nev., $1,640
3. Jack Petschl, Inner Grove Heights, Minn., $1,030
4. Emile Leon, Columbus, Ohio, $670
5. Mary Krutchten, Andover, Minn., $485