Charles Sickmeir wins Ante Up Poker Tour at Palm Beach Main Event

December 23, 2014, Scott Long  

Charles Sickmeir of Evansville, Ind., outlasted 221 players en route to capturing the Ante Up Poker Tour Main Event at Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Dec. 15. Sickmeir was the overall chipleader after the three Day 1s, with 283,000 chips.

He earned $27,750, a seat in the 2015 Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship Main Event at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, Calif., and a personalized AUPT champion's jacket.

Sickmeir bested Tim Miles heads-up as Miles earned $17,000 for second place. He was followed by Brian Butler ($12,485), Ryan Gianquitti (9,235), Greg Marcus ($6,935), Robert Petrekin ($5,290), Howard Darnold ($4,095), Larry Powell ($3,220), Spyder McCarthy ($2,565) and David Baker ($2,075).

The 222 entries into the $575 event, which had a $100K guarantee, generated a $111,000 prize pool.

Eugene Kleyman and Aaron Payne chopped Event #2 ($30 No-Limit Hold'em With Rebuys), and Brian Kicklighter won Event #3 ($135 No-Limit Hold'em).

MAIN EVENT (Event #1) - $580 No-Limit Hold'em
222 entries, $111,000 prize pool

1st Sickmeir Charles $ 27,750
2nd Miles Timothy $ 17,150
3rd Butler Brian $ 12,485
4th Gianquitti Ryan $ 9,235
5th Marcus Greg $ 6,935
6th Petrekin Robert $ 5,290
7th Darnold Howard $ 4,095
8th Powell Larry $ 3,220
9th McCarthy Spyder $ 2,565
10th Baker David $ 2,075
11th Casella Joe $ 2,075
12th Chiapetta Mike $ 2,075
13th Chapin Gary $ 1,705
14th Green Jeff $ 1,705
15th McInnis Scott $ 1,705
16th McGinty Jeff $ 1,420
17th Mika Stan $ 1,420
18th Felger Georgia $ 1,420
19th Anastasi Anthony $ 1,200

EVENT #2 - $30 No-Limit Hold'em With Rebuys
141 entries, $12,140

1st Kleyman Eugene $ 2,625
2nd Payne Aaron $ 2,620
3rd Jean Baptiste Nesly $ 1,400
4th Creamer Chad $ 1,000
5th Peek Ashton $ 725
6th Mascitelli Michael $ 625
7th Delcambre Ben $ 485
8th Felger David $ 485
9th Hoban Seamus $ 380
10th Bracken Ben $ 305
11th Clark Edward $ 245
12th Jacobsen Chad $ 245
13th Martin Julius $ 205
14th Coleman Mike $ 205
15th Bradwell T.J. $ 205
16th Calden Gene $ 100
17th Bradford Frank $ 100
18th Viera Duniel $ 100
19th Dunleavy Pete $ 100

EVENT #3 - $130 No-Limit Hold'em
48 entries, $4,800 prize pool

1st Kicklighter Brian $ 1,760
2nd Turner Scott $ 1,070
3rd Romm Erik $ 735
4th Mujeeb Sammy $ 560
5th White Mike $ 475
6th Klingelsmith David $ 200