Sunday, December 30, 2012

OMAHA 8 OR BETTER

Wednesday January 2 will be the first Omaha tournament for the New Year.  Buy-in is $75 with 5,000 in chips to start.  Tournament begins at 7:00PM.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

$30,000 GUARANTEED JANUARY 5

Don't forget players, January 5th will be the first Saturday of the month and with that comes a $30,000 guaranteed tournament.  The Buy-in is $300 with 10,000 starting chips and begins at 11:00AM.  A Mega Satellite will be held Friday January 4th at 5:00PM with a $60 Buy-in and 4,000 starting chips with 15 minute blinds.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

2013 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Players don't forget to check out the new tournament schedule beginning in January!  We will now be offering Omaha every Wednesday, a Monday Night Re-Buy tournament, and the Second Sunday Deepstack will now be every Friday at 5:00PM.  Additionally, the first Saturday of the month will now be a $300 buy-in, $30,000 guarantee with satellites the morning and evening before (The Friday night Deepstack will be replaced by a $60 Mega Satellite the evening before the first Saturday $30,000 guarantee.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ante Up thanks Thunder Valley!

On behalf of everyone at Ante Up Magazine, we want to send a heartfelt thank-you to Ben Erwin, John Rochfort and all the floor staff and dealers at Thunder Valley Casino Resort for making the inaugural Ante Up Poker Tour event such a smashing success!

I enjoyed my time playing during the event and talking to players, and we're very much looking forward to returning next November for the next Ante Up NorCal Classic!

We'd also like to encourage all of Thunder Valley's players to tour with us in 2013. The next AUPT stop is a short flight away in Las Vegas on Jan. 25 at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, with satellites beginning Jan. 21. For more information on this event, please visit Ante Up's Red Rock Casino Resort Spa's webpage.

Our Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship event will begin in late July at the luxurious, all-inclusive Hard Rock Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, with deeply discounted hotel rates for Ante Up guests that include all meals, alcohol and activities. For more information on this event, please visit Ante Up's Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship webpage.

And we'll host up to 10 more events in 2013. Find out the other scheduled tour dates, and keep abreast of new dates, by visiting AnteUpPokerTour.Com.

- Scott Long, Ante Up publisher

Ante Up Player of the Year points updated for all Ante Up NorCal Classic events

Ante Up has updated its Player of the Year points database with Events #7-8 and the main event of the Ante Up NorCal Classic.

With just a few events left this year, Candida Ross-Powers, winner of the Thunder Valley Players Championship in August, is 37th with 804 points, and Huan Cung, winner of the Ante Up NorCal Classic, is 44th with 747 points.

The new season begins Jan. 1.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC FINALIST

Congratulations to the 8 finalist of the Ante Up NorCal Classic. The final table will be played tomorrow, Monday Dec. 3rd at 1pm. Watch all the action right here on our blog where will be live streaming the final table.

                         

HUAN CUNG  $1,990,000
TOAN NGUYEN  $707,000
WALTER STRAKOWSKI  $598,000
BAS PANSUNTORN  $519,000
PAUL DIAS  $488,000
JOHNNY MORA  $344,000
TAY NGUYEN  $279.000
DRAGEM VANG  $205,000

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC UPDATE

At the start of level 17 we are down to the final two tables, average chip stack is 256,500.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC CHIP LEADERS

Candida is the current chip leader with 564,000 chips.


Johnny is currently second with 411,000 in chips.
Manh is third with 329,000 in chips.


Paul is fourth in chips with 323,000 in chips.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 2 UPDATE

Just thirty minutes remain until the dinner break and we are down to the final 30.

Bao Liu of Davis Ca. contemplates his next move.  Bao will represent Thunder Valley at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas later this week.  As soon as Bao finishes the Ante Up Norcal Classic, he will be on a plane to Las Vegas for the $10,300 buy-in event which begins Tuesday.  Bao currently has over 240,000 in chips, which is twice the average chip stack.

Candida from Sacramento Ca. is the reigning Thunder Valley Player's Champion.  Candida finished 5th in event #51 and 40th in event #2 in this years WSOP.  She has also won a bracelet in a regional WPT event in September.  Candida currently has 126,300.

Brian Barnes of Durango Co. made a twenty hour drive to attend the Ante Up Norcal Classic.  Brian currently has 142,000 chips.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 2 UPDATE

With 20 minutes left in level 12,  63 players remain with the average chip stack at 81,248.




Tony Recchia from Orangevale Ca. a fixture around the Sacramento poker scene for the last 50 years.  Tony is a local restaurant owner who makes the best meatball sandwich in town.  Tony currently sits with 62,000 chips.

Walt Strakowski travelled from W Palm Beach Fl. to play in the Ante Up Norcal Classic.  Walt has the distinction of being the only Ante Up Poker Tour bracelet winner, which he won in 2010.  Currently Walt sits with 105,000 chips.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 2

With just over an hour into Day 2, 12 players have been eliminated.  74 players remain with the average chip stack at 69,324.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 1B CHIP COUNTS

Chip counts for Day 1B are as follows:

Rudy H                                    153,100                                   Firas B                     52,600
Toan N                                    148,100                                   Tay N                       52,400
Jimmy Z                                  144,900                                   Tim T                       48,500
Johnny M                                 129,300                                   Eric T                       46,900
Hafiz K                                    128,400                                   Dennis C                  46,800
Huan C                                    121,600                                   Anthony R               45,600
Candida R                                98,700                                     Jon J                        45,300
Manh T                                    95,300                                     Robert F                  40,600
Ken J                                        91,600                                     Mihai G                   39,500
Steve D                                    90,000                                     William C                34,000
Cheo S                                     88,400                                     Igor V                      32,300
Paulino D                                 88,300                                     Stephan K                31,500
Soren J                                    79,800                                     Matthew G             31,400
Erle M                                     79,200                                     Richard O                 31,300
Walter S                                  75,000                                     Peter P                    30,400
Tim K                                       68,400                                     Sang Y                     29,200
Narunat P                                67,200                                     David P                    28,800
Michael H                               66,500                                     Jeff S                       27,300
Brian B                                    65,900                                     Daniel H                  26,900
Cornel C                                   64,100                                     Kelly G                     25,900
Sam H                                     60,100                                     Anton T                   25,100
Kulwant S                                59,500                                     Roger M                  22,200
Dragem V                                58,900                                     Mike M                    21,000
Aibing R                                  58,400                                     Matthew K              20,300
David K                                    54,800                                     Cherie B                  19,700
John E                                      53,700                                     Francis A                 19,700    
Richard S                                 53,000                                     Ali G                        18,600
David M                                   52,900                                     Jimmy D                  17,000
                                                                                                Zach P                     10,500

AnteUp NorCal Classic Update

Day 1 A and B in the Ante Up NorCal Classic has been completed. Day 2 will begin on Sunday at 11am with 86 players advancing. The top 10 players on Sunday will be coming back for the final table Monday Dec. 3rd for a chance to win a 1st place prize of over $88,000.

The Top 5 Chip Leaders going into Day 2 are as follows:

1. Jon J             153,300
2. Rudy H         153,100
3. Casey M       149,600
4. Jimmy Z        144,900
5. Johnny M      129,300

Saturday, December 1, 2012

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC PRIZE POOL

The Ante Up Norcal Classic prize pool is as follows:

1 $88,235
2 $53,350
3 $33,685
4 $26,500
5 $20,520
6 $17,100
7 $13,680
8 $10,260
9  $6,840
10 $5,130
11-20 $2,735
21-30 $2,225
31-40 $1,710

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC

The Field for the inaugural Ante Up Norcal Classic is set! Day 1A drew a total of 122 players, while Day 1B added another 220. The two day total of 342 players puts the prize pool at $342,000.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 1A CHIP COUNT

1 Casey M        149,600
2 Robert M       128,000
3 John M          124,100
4 Matt W          118,600
5 Richard L       111,600
6 Terence V       89,600
7 Hoss D           82,200
8 Fred S            79,100
9 John H            77,200
10 Andrew S     72,100
11 Casey S        67,100
12 Bayard S      66,500
13 Sal T             61,100
14 Kao V           56,900
15 Steve G          56,000
16 Daniel K         53,200
17 Bao L             48,000
18 Jose G            47,300
19 Shannon K      41,100
20 Jason P            39,300
21 Rellie S            37,000
21 Neon G            37,000
23 Andrew H        36,100
24 Tro W              33,300
25 Carlos R           29,800
26 Gary T              23,500
27Sui V                 23,300
28 Ai-Van V          22,900
29 Gangi T           22,600

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 1B UPDATE

Forty five minutes through level 1 we currently have 169 players registered for DAY 1B.  Registration is open through level 4.

ANTE UP NORCAL CLASSIC DAY 1A UPDATE

After 12 hours and 10 levels, 29 players moved on to day 2.