Film Director Antony Vidmer Wins 2015 CPPT JacksonvilleAugust 25, 2015 1:57 pm
Film director and recreational poker player Antony Vidmer has just won the Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) Jacksonville main event, after besting a field of 390 players on his way to capturing the title, as well as its $83,838 first place prize. Writer and director of the movie “High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story”, Vidmer has been cashing in at poker tournaments since 2009, and following his latest victory in Florida now takes his live career earnings to $282,848.
“This isn’t my biggest payday, but it is the biggest tournament I’ve won. I’ve won a few other tournaments but they are usually Omaha-eight. I like playing those tournaments,” commented Vidmer after his impressive performance.
The $1,500 CPPT Jacksonville main event attracted enough players to create a prize pool worth $526,500, in the process almost doubling its $300,000 guarantee. After John Dolan was eliminated in 13th ($6,949) place, a number of other notable pros subsequently made it through to the final table of nine, including Darryll Fish (8th), Mike McDonald (7th), and TK Miles (4th).
Antony Vidmer, who started out as the second shortest stack at the final table, would eventually progress all the way through to three-handed play where the players then agreed to an ICM chop which saw Antony Vidmer take home $83,838, Sean Rean lock up $82,826, and Heng Zhang receive $69,252. After play continued, Vidmer then managed to outlast his final two opponents to secure the victory and claim the 2015 CPPT Jacksonville main event title.
“I had a great time. Great staff, a great place to play poker, all the guys were great,” commented Vidmer after his winning performance.
Final Table Results:
1st Antony Vidmer $83,838
2nd Sean Rean $82,826
3rd Heng Zhang $69,252
4th TK Miles $36,575
5th Lawrence Paden $27,431
6th Willie Lawrence $21,945
7th Michael McDonald $18,287
8th Darryll Fish $14,630
9th Collin Wilson $10,972