Wednesday, July 26, 2017

$250,000 Guarantee Monolith Starts Thursday


One of the signature @TVPokerRoom events - the $250,000 Guaranteed Monolith - returns again as part of the 2017 Ante Up Worlds.

Day 1A is Thursday at 5pm, 20,000 stacks, 30-minute levels on Day 1, 12 percent of the field cashes and 10 percent advances to Sunday's Day 2.

There is four starting flights, including 11am and 5pm on Friday, and the final starting flight at 11am Saturday.

This event typically draws a field in excess of 750 total entries, and a big field is anticipated this time around.

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Get Your Omaha On


Omaha8 is the name of the game tonight, $160 is the buy-in and $10,000 is the guarantee.

Players begin with 12,000 chips and play 20-minute levels for the first 9 levels, with a jump to 30-minute levels from Level 10 to the tournament finish.

There's one entry and one re-entry per player available until the start of Level 6 at 6:55 pm.

Cards are in the air, time to head to Omaha ...

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Rosenberg Takes Over Series Leaderboard Top Spot


Finishing one place away from the final series of heads-up matches - along with three other cashes so far in the 2017 Ante Up Worlds - has moved Reno's Mason Rosenberg to the top of the Player of The Series Leaderboard after 6 events.

Here's how Rosenberg has done through 6 events.

1st - Bankroll Builder - $1,000
22nd - Catapult - $1,000
5th - Changeup - $655
10th - $125 $10k Guarantee - $264


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Ride the Escalator This Morning


There's a $7,500 guarantee today for @AnteUpMagazine Worlds Event 7 - the $160 Escalator, where the length of each level goes up 2 minutes per level.

Start with 15,000 chips, there's one entry and one re-entry per player available until the start of Level 9.

Cards are in the air, come on down and ride the Escalator today.

Level - 1
Blinds - 25/50
Length - 10 Minutes

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McGough Claims Changeup Title


@Mike_McGough outlasts David Reilly to take down the inaugural Changeup title - event 6 in the 2017 Ante Up Worlds series.

McGough and Reilly did an even split of $3,296, leaving $100 cash and a $400 Head to Head Championship seat to play for in the final heads-up match of this unique tournament format.

The original 115 entries played 9-handed until down to 24 entries.

The field split at that ponit in to four 6-handed tables, and a shootout format took over.

Winners of each of the four tables - McGough, Reilly, Fred Soria and Gary Tanko - then played single elimination heads-up matches. McGough defeated Soria to reach the finals, while Reilly knocked off Tanko.

McGough's total take-home is $3,796, including the Head-to-Head Championship seat.

Here are the final Changeup results.

7/25/17
$160 Changeup
115 Entries
$14,950 Prize Pool
16 Places Paid
* = First Place includes $400 Head to Head Championship seat.


Place Payout Points Bonus
1 Mike McGough Mather, CA $3,796* 112
2 David Reilly Palo Alto, CA $3,296 90 10
3 Gary Tanko Lincoln, CA $1,237 68 10
3 Frederic Soria Lincoln, CA $1,237 68
5 Henry Quitoriano Stockton, CA $655 48
5 Jeffrey Resch Paradise, CA $655 48
5 James Kilgore Fairfield, CA $655 48
5 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $655 48 20
9 Marty Gorenc Reno, NV $400 31
9 Joga Sahota Yuba City, CA $400 31
9 Hiram Epps Vacaville, CA $400 31 10
9 Christopher Penfield Fairfield, CA $400 31
13 Jeff Sardella Auburn< CA $291 23
13 Daniel Garza San Antonio, TX $291 23
13 Denver Saunders Elk Grove, CA $291 23
13 Bohao Zhu Sacramento, CA $291 23 10


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Reilly v. McGough for Changeup Title


Mike McGough (left) and David Reilly (right) join @BenErwinPoker as the heads-up championship match in the inaugural Changeup is set to take place.

Reilly just defeated Gary Tanko heads-up to advance to the title match, while McGough knocked off Fred Soria to get here.

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McGough Heads to Finals


Mike McGough's Nines get all the chips in the middle preflop against the Eights of Fred Soria.

McGough is ahead and has Soria outchipped. The board blanks and McGough moves on to the Changeup championship match against the winner of the David Reilly/Gary Tanko match.

Soria cashes for $1,237

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McGough v. Soria


The second semi-final heads-up Changeup match is just starting between Mike McGough (left, 410,000 chips) and F. Soria (right, 310,000).

Winner of this match plays a single-elimination heads-up match against the Reilly/Tanko winner for the title.

Level - 15
Blinds - 3k/6k
Antes - 1k
Remaining - 5/115

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Reilly v. Tanko


The first semi-final heads-up Changeup match is just starting between David Reilly (left, 348,000 chips) and Gary Tanko (right, 319,000).

Winner of this match plays a single-elimination heads-up match for the title.

Level - 15
Blinds - 3k/6k
Antes - 1k
Remaining - 5/115

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

1 v 4, 2 v 3


Shootouts mean you play at your table until there is one person left. There's 4 tables in this shootout section of the Changeup, so there's still 4 players in the tournament when the shootout portions ends.

Based on table chipcounts, the Table 4 champ is going to play the Table 1 champ heads-up. The table 3 champ is going to play the Table 2 champ heads-up as well.

Winners of those two matches meet in a final heads-up match to determine the inaugural Changeup winner.

Remember, each of the four tables has a heads-up match to determine the shootout winner, so there's 7 total heads-up matches in this event.

Level - 14
Blinds - 2k/4k
Antes - 500
Remaining - 12

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Penfield's Dual-Sweat


Took exactly one hour for the first player to go from the start of the shootouts to make the money, as Bohao Zhu is eliminated 4th from Table 4. He cashes for $291.

Table 3 is still 5-handed and Chris Penfield (above) is sweating the money as he needs to cash to still be in the running for a last-longer with a few others who didn't get to the shootout format. If Penfield is eliminated, the last-longer goes away.

Penfield just doubled KK>TT through Dermot Lyons.

Level - 13
Blinds - 1500/3k
Antes - 500
Remaining - 15/115

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The First Changeup Is Official


Down 24 24 in the International Debut of The Changeup, and players have been moved to four 6-handed tables to begin playing in a shootout format where only the winner of each table advances to heads-up play where an overall winner is determined.




Level - 11
Blinds - 1k/2k
Antes - 300
Remianing - 24/115

Carrie's Kings Run in to Aces


There's a raise to 3,700 by Mason Rosenberg (above) and a call, then Carrie Diggs puts her last 20,000 in. Rosenberg takes a bit of time, then makes the call and the other challenger folds.

Diggs turns over Kings and turns over Aces. Both players understand it was not a slow-roll, as Rosenberg was trying to entice the third player to come along as well.

The 5-6-7- flop gives a runner-runner straight chop as possibility. The Queen turn, and Ten river, however, close out the day for Diggs in 30th place.

Rosenberg - 5th right now in the Player of the Series race - moves to 80,000 chips.

Level - 11
Blinds - 1k/2k
Antes - 300
Remaining - 29/115

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14 to the first Changeup


The final 38 players in the Changeup are back from break, with a redraw taking place at 24 to four 6-handed tables.

Those four tables all 'changeup' to a shootout format where each table plays down to just one player left standing at each table.

Those Final Four players then 'changeup' to play heads-up matches to determine a champion.

Level - 10
Blinds - 800/1600
Antes - 200
Remaining - 38/115

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Wednesday at the Ante Up Worlds


Tomorrow brings two more tournaments and one satellite during the Ante Up Worlds.



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$4,146 to the Changeup Champ Tonight


The International Debut of The Changeup - 9-handed play to start, 6-handed shootout at 24, heads-up Final Four - drew 115 entries and created a $14,950 Prize Pool.

The pay table takes a bit to create due to the unique event structure, and here it goes.

Once to a Shootout, the first two players out at each table are not in the money.

4th place at each table - 13-16th place overall - each cash for $291
3rd place at each table - 9-12th place overall - each cash for $400
2nd place at each table - 5-8th place overall - each cash for $655
Win Your Table and advance to Heads-Up play

3rd-4th place - runners-up in heads-up play - each cash for $1,237
The overall runner-up cashes for $2,546
The tournament champion cashes for $$3,746 and also earns a $400 entry in Event 14, the Head To Head Championship

Here's what the Pay Table itself looks like, with a small recalculation to correct the Series Points .

7/25/17
$160 Changeup
115 Entries
$14,950 Prize Pool
16 Places Paid
* 1st place includes a $400 Head-to-Head Championship seat

Place Payout Series Points
1 $4,146* 112
2 $2,546 90
3 $1,237 68
4 $1,237 68
5 $655 48
6 $655 48
7 $655 48
8 $655 48
9 $400 31
10 $400 31
11 $400 31
12 $400 31
13 $291 23
14 $291 23
15 $291 23
16 $291 23


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Time for the 6th Inning Stretch


Players in the Changeup are on their first 15-minute break of the day, with registration closing in this $160 buy-in tournament when cards go back in the air for the 7th Inning, um, I mean Level 7.

So far I don't hear any harry Caray impressions of "Take Me out To The Ballgame," anywhere in the room ...

There's going to be a tweak in the Player of the Series points, as I caught an error in 3-4th place where those points should be combined. The corrected points shall post when the prize pool posts.

When play resumes, action is at

Level - 7
Blinds - 400/800
Antes - 100
Entries -

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Brenda With the Walk-off


Down to her last 1,600 chips, Brenda Duncan is all in preflop and draws two callers.

One of her two opponents bets out and the other folds on the Q-K-x-T board.

Duncan shows AK but is far behind her challenger's triple, um, set of Tens.

The river is a Jack, Broadway for Duncan, and she scores a walk-off solo shot to get back in the game.

There's a LevelUp, so action is now at

Level - 6
Blinds - 300/600
Antes - 75
Entries - 103

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Dermot With a 3-Run Blast


Dermot Lyons goes deep to the opposite field and over the wall, sending Chris Hinchcliffe and Babe Prescott off the felt (temporarily, as both players used their one re-entry) and adding a healthy amount to his chipstack here in the 5th inning.

Level - 5
Blinds - 200/400
Antes - 50
Entries - 94

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Middle Relievers


4th Inning (Level) is going now in @AnteUpMagazine Worlds $160 Changeup and among those middle relievers (late arrivals) taking the field to play now are Rickey Evans, Joseph Arent (above), Arish Nat, Chris Hinchcliffe, David Valdez and F. Soria.

Level - 4
Blinds - 100/200
Antes - 25
Entries - 89

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4 Series Cashes for Aseberos


Caharlito Aseberos is now 3rd in @AnteUpMagazine Worlds Player of the Series race, with four cashes in the first 5 tournaments.

Aseberos was one of the 13 players to share top honors in this afternoon's $140 Bankroll Builder. He earned the same 52 Series Points as the other 12 players, but added 20 Bonus Points for this being his 4th series cash. This boosted his series points total to 156, just 10 behind co-leaders Vincent Amayun and Chris Stevens.

Each additional series cash from now through Event 14 ($400 Head to Head Championship) earns Aseberos an extra 25 Bonus Points.

Here's the tournament series finishes so far for Aseberos.

1st - Event 5 - $140 Bankroll Builder - $1,000
56th - Event 1 - Catapult - $625
10th - Event 3 - $125 No Antes - $213
16th - Event 2 - $160 w/$50 Bounties - $192

Reno's Mason Rosenberg and Sacramento's Martin Gomez each earned their third series cash in the bankroll Builder, so they each earned 15 Bonus Points. Rosenberg (133 points) and Gomez (130) are now 5th and 6th, respectively, on the Series Leaderboard.

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60 Already in Changeup Lineup


Manager @BenErwinPoker, First Base Coach @JohnQTD Quattrocchi and Third Base Coach Andy Patton are looking over tonight's Changeup lineup and they see 60 entries here in the first inning of play.

So far I can see across the diamond
1st Base (table 1) - Paul Brown, Lon McEachern, Al Ahlm
2nd base (table 2) - Ryan Hartsock
Shortstop (table 3) - Victor Paredes, Brenda Duncan
3rd Base (table 4) - Mike Postle, Gary Pisarek, Babe Prescott, Dermot Lyons
Left Field (table 5) - Ed's Back, Chris Penfield
Center Field (table 6) - Evelyn Iraheta
Right Field (table 7) - Jeff Sardella
Pitcher (table 8) - Jae Pak, Bill Watchman, Marty Gorenc
Catcher (table 9) - Monte Gilley

Level - 1
Blinds - 25/50
Entries - 60

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Back to the First Bubble


There's essentially two bubbles in today's $140 Bankroll Builder. One is now, with the field down to 15 and 14 are going to make te money. The next bubble is the next bustout, as 14th place receives $340 and the final 13 all receive $1,000.

Players are on their way back from break to bring this down to its finish.

Blinds - 4k/8k
Antes - 1k
Remaining - 15/111

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It's a Whole New Ballgame at 5pm



Welcome to the Changeup - a brand-new poker tournament concept combining various forms you already know and enjoy.

  • Start tonight's $160 tournament at 5pm just like any other 9-handed Hold'em event.
  • Make the final 24 players and there's a redraw to four 6-handed tables.
  • Play moves to a shootout format, where each of the four tables plays down to 1 person remaining.
  • Those Final Four move to heads-up matches to determine the overall tournament winner.

Standard tourney
Shootout
Heads-up
all in one tournament

Who says poker is not fun anymore?

See you tonight at 5pm.

Start with 12,000 chips, play 20-minute levels for the 6 levels of registration. Move to 30-minute levels when registration closes at 7:15pm for the start of Level 7.

Check out the structure sheet for this and all Ante Up Worlds tournaments here.

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13 $1,000 Payouts Today


111 entries for @AnteUpMagazine Worlds Event 4 - $140 Bankroll Builder - and under this structure the tournament ends when down to 13 players (12 percent of the starting field). Those 13 all cash for $1,000 with the 14th place 'bubble,' cashing for $320.

7/25/17
$140 Bankroll Builder
111 Entries
$13,320 Prize Pool
14 Places Paid


Place Payout Series Points
1 $1,000 52
2 $1,000 52
3 $1,000 52
4 $1,000 52
5 $1,000 52
6 $1,000 52
7 $1,000 52
8 $1,000 52
9 $1,000 52
10 $1,000 52
11 $1,000 52
12 $1,000 52
13 $1,000 52
14 $320 24

Level - 8
Blinds - 500/1k
Antes - 100
Remaining - 65/111

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Brown Moves Up Leaderboard


@AnteUpMagazine Worlds Player of the Series covers the first 14 events, with the champ earning a $1650 World Championship entry. Paul Brown (above) moved in to the Top-10 last night with his finish in the $10,000 Guaranteed $125.

Check out the full Series Leaderboard with everyone who has cashed so far in the series.

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Results - $125 w/$10,000 GTD - Event 4


The final four players last night modified the payouts for the $10,000 guaranteed $125 and brought the tournament to a close. Here are the final payouts, with Player of the Series points included.

7/24/17
$125 w/$10,000 Guaranteed
141 Entries
$14,100 Prize Pool
18 Places Paid


Place Payout Points Bonus
1 Jason Stewart Roseville, CA $3,000 63
2 Fred Anthony Oroville, CA $2,542 63
3 Michael Kuppenbender Ct. Hgts. CA $1,636 63
4 Paul Brown Auburn, CA $1,211 63 10
5 Naomi Wager Truckee, CA $908 57
6 Michael Postle Ct. Hgts. CA $726 51
7 Sou Saelee Sacramento, CA $603 45
8 Ryan Long San Leandro, CA $484 39
9 Guadalupe Hernandez Manteca, CA $362 34
10 Mason Rosenberg Reno, NV $264 29 10
11 David Cook Carmichael, CA $264 29
12 Jose Hernandez Chico, CA $264 29 10
13 Sanjay Kochhar Roseville, CA $217 24
14 DNR $217 24
15 Jae Pak El Dor. Hills, CA $217 24
16 Leigh Le Blanc Peoria, AZ $185 20
17 Damian Lee Folsom, CA $185 20
18 David Reilly Palo Alto, CA $185 20 10

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Lon Joins the Field


@WSOP is done and @LonMcEachern is here for today's @AnteUpMagazine Worlds $140 bankroll Builder, joining late in Level 2. Also in today's field is Michael Loncar, Mike Postle, Sylvia Day, Bruce Fling, Jeff Roy, Evelyn Iraheta, Greg Kelly, Babe Prescott, Dee Timmons, Steven Jackson and Jae Pak.

Level - 3
Blinds - 100/200
Entries - 85

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Build That Bankroll Now


How does an extra $1,000 sound to you?

The final 12 percent of the field in today's Bankroll Builder get just that, as the tourney ends when down to that number and each player receives $1,000.

Players begin with 10,000 chips and play 20-minute levels this afternoon. Registration - and a single re-entry per player - closes at 1:15pm, the start of Level 7.

Hey, what if the prize pool has money left over after each person in the final 12 percent gets $1,000? The bubble gets the remainder.

Cards are in the air, build that bankroll. Bruce Fling and field are ready to go.

Level - 1
Blinds - 25/50
Entries - 47

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tuesday at the Ante Up Worlds


Here's the Tuesday schedule - featuring the World Wide Debut of The Changeup - for the 2017 Ante Up Worlds at TVPokerRoom.

  • 11 am - Bankroll Builder - $140 - Final 12 percent of field all receive $1,000 and tourney ends.
  • 5 pm - The Changeup - $160 - redraw to four 6-handed shootout tables at 24, final 4 play heads-up
  • 8 pm - Monolith Satellite - $110 - 1-in-5 win $250,00 GTD Monolith seats - 5 seats GTD


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Money Madness


The final 18 players in tonight's $125 - Event 4 in the Ante Up Worlds - are in the money, playing down to a $3,630 top prize for the winner.

Level - 15
Blinds - 3k/6k
Antes - 1k
Remaining - 18/141

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Halfway, um, 1 Away


I was just about to post that Event 4 was halfway to the money, when multiple all-ins started taking place at the tables, and before I could get this post done .. the field is a single table from the money.

27 are left and 18 cash in tonight's $125.

AMong those surviving teh all-ins are Roland Brizuela, Elissa Norman, Jimmy Zeledon, Paul Brown, JR Hernandez, Jose Hernandez and Jae Pak.

Mike Postle's Kings held up against Rick COlson's AK to eliminate COlson during teh fullry onf All-in's and David 'Beast' Valdez was on teh wrong end of a 3-way all-in that resultted in moving to three tables.

Level - 11
Blinds - 1k/2k
Remaining - 27/141-

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Pay Table - $125 w/$10,000 GTD - Event 4


$3,630 to the winner of tonight's $125 Hold'em - Event 4 in the Ante Up Worlds. Here is the Pay Table and Player of the Series points for tonight's tournament.

7/24/17
$125 w$10,000 Guaranteed
141 Entries
$14,100 Prize Pool
18 Places Paid

Place Payout Series Points
1 $3,630 112
2 $2,542 90
3 $1,636 73
4 $1,211 63
5 $908 57
6 $726 51
7 $603 45
8 $484 39
9 $362 34
10 $264 29
11 $264 29
12 $264 29
13 $217 24
14 $217 24
15 $217 24
16 $185 20
17 $185 20
18 $185 20

Level - 7
Blinds - 400/800
Antes - 100
Remaining -

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Alejandro, Aseberos Move Up Leaderboard


Two players have cashed in each of the first three Ante Up Worlds tournaments. Wilton Alejandro and Carlito Aseberos earned 15 bonus points today towards Player of the Series with their third series cashes.

Alejandro (5th) and Aseberos (9th) crack the top-10 due in part to the bonus points earned for multiple cashes in the series.
  • Cash twice and get 10 bonus points
  • Cash three times and get 15 bonus points
  • Cash four times and get 20 bonus points
  • Cash 5+ times and get 25 bonus points
Here are the updated Series Points through three of the 14 qualifying events.


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7 Players Top No Antes Field


Event 3 in the 2017 Ante Up Worlds featured the final 7 players agreeing to modifying the payouts and bringing the tournament to an end.

Here's how the payouts were decided, with each player earning 7th-place Player of the Series points.


7/24/17
$125 No Antes w/$7,500 Guaranteed
104 Entries
$10,400 Prize Pool
13 Places Paid


Place Payout Points Bonus Pts.
1 Brian Waller Lincoln, CA $1,450 45 10
1 Matthew Boddorf Weimar, CA $1,238 45
1 Gary Tanko Lincoln, CA $1,238 45
1 Jeremiah Niccum Sacramento, CA $1,238 45
1 Jerry Downs Pacifica, CA $1,238 45 10
1 Martin Gomez Sacramento, CA $1,238 45 10
1 Gregory Kelly Rocklin, CA $1,238 45
8 Andy Pham Sacramento, CA $390 39
9 Bohao Zhu $293 34 10
10 Charlito Aseberos Elk Grove, CA $213 29 15
11 Jeffrey Alvarez Antelope, CA $213 29
12 Wilton Alejandro Roseville,CA  $213 29 15
13 Rodney Herndon Vacaville, CA $200 24

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4 All-in, 3 survive


Matt @PokerNews916 Boddorf posted this photo and a description of what took place on the first hand of final-table play in today's $125 No Antes tournament.

AA
JJ
TT
99

and the board went 9-high like a boss. Boddorf has Jacks there, the player with Tens out, 9's takes main pot, then Aces ...



Level - 18
Blinds - 8k/16k
Remaining - 10/104

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Early $10k GTD Arrivals


Among those already in today's Event 4 of the Ante Up Worlds - $125 Hold'em w/$10,000 guaranteed - is Jae Pak, Dee Timmons, John and Georgene Farmer, Elissa Norman, Sharon and Al Sanchez, Monte Gilley, Ed Miller, Jose Hernandez, Jeff Roy, Nate Bolinger, Jake Lipton, Rick Colson, Babe Prescott, Dee Timmons, Paul Brown, Mike Postle, Rommel Santos, Jimmy Zeledon, Allan Fernando and Roland Brizuela.

Level - 2
Blinds - 50/100
Entries - 91

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Are You Ready for The Changeup?


What is the $160 Changeup tomorrow at 5pm?

  • Start out playing a 9-handed tourney.
  • Redraw at 24 to four 6-handed tables.
  • Play a shootout at each of those four tables.
  • The Final Four play heads-up matches to determine the winner.

Welcome to The Changeup, It's a Whole New Ballgame.

Oh yeah, there's a $10,000 guarantee as well.

Who says poker is no fun anymore?

Check out the structure sheet for this and all Ante Up Worlds series events here.

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At Least $10k Up for Grabs Tonight


Event 4 of the @AnteUpMagazine Worlds just kicked off - a $125 buy-in with $10,000 guaranteed.

Nate Bolinger from Turlock Poker Room (above) is here looking to have the same #RunGood Christ Stevens from Turlock had last night when he took down the Catapult.

10,000 stacks, 20-min levels, registration - and a single re-entry per player - open until the start of Level 7 at 7:15pm.

Level - 1
Blinds - 50/100
Entries - 60

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Pay the Bubble


Event 3's payouts have been modified by unanimous agreement of the remaining 13 players.

$100 comes off both 1st and 2nd place so 13th can receive $200.

Play continues and the Level jumps also.

Brian Waller (above) jumps up the Player of the Series a bit quicker than the others today, as this is going to be his 2nd series cash, good for a 10-point bump.

Meanwhile, over at the $10,000 guarantee, cards are about to go in the air for Event 4 and a few are at the registration podium getting their seats.

Level - 16
Blinds - 5k/10k
Remaining - 13/104

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2 From $$


Andy Pham (above), Brian Weller and Matt Boddorf are among those still in the hunt for $2,927 up top in today's $125 No Antes tourney - Event 3 in the Ante Up Worlds.

5pm is the start of another $125 - this one has antes - and also has a $10,000 guarantee.

Level - 15
Blinds - 4k/8k
Remaining - 14/104

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Win a $250,000 GTD Monolith Seat for $110 Tonight


One of the signature TVPokerRoom tournaments - the $455 Monolith with a $250,000 Guarantee - takes place this weekend as part of the 2017 Ante Up Worlds.

Win your seat tonight for just $110 in a 1-in-5 satellite at 8pm.

Start with 12,000 chips and play 15-minute levels.

Registration and unlimited re-entries is available until the start of Level 7 at 9:40pm

Find all the Ante Up Worlds satellites and structure sheets here.

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$10,000 Guarantee at 5pm


Event 3 in the @AnteUpMagazine Worlds is a $125 Hold'em tournament featuring a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Players begin with 10,000 chips and play 20-minute levels throughout the tournament.

Registration - and a single re-entry per player - is available until the start of Level 7 at 7:15pm.

Find the event structure sheet here for this tournament and all tournaments in the 2017 Ante Up Worlds.

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Pay Table - $125 No Antes w/$7,500 Guaranteed - Event 3


With 104 entries for the 3rd tournament in the 18-event Ante Up Worlds, ere's what the players in today's $125 NoAntes are looking to take home at the end of the day.

7/24/17
$125 No Antes w/$7,500 Guaranteed
104 Entries
$10,400 Prize Pool
12 Places Paid


Place Payout Series Points
1 $2,927 112
2 $2,050 90
3 $1,318 73
4 $977 63
5 $732 57
6 $586 51
7 $488 45
8 $390 39
9 $293 34
10 $213 29
11 $213 29
12 $213 29


Level - 6
Blinds - 300/600
Remaining - 80/104

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104 for Event 3


More than 100 entries for the $125 No Antes with a $7,500 Guarantee - the 3rd tournament in the 18-event Ante Up Worlds.

The field size created a $10,400 prize pool.

We'll have the full PayTable available soon.

Level - 6
Blinds - 300/600
Remaining -80/104

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Updates Player of Series Leaderboard


The 2017 @AnteUpMagazine Worlds offers a Player of the Series competition through the first 14 events, with prizes awarded to the top three overall finishers.
  • 1st place - $1650 Ante Up World Championship entry + one-night hotel stay during Championship
  • 2nd place - $200 High Steaks Steakhouse credit + one-night hotel stay during Championship
  • 3rd place - $100 Red Lantern credit + one-night hotel stay during Championship
Two of the first 14 events are in the books, and here's what the leaderboard looks like.

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In the No Ante Field


John and Georgene Farmer (above) are here from Ashland, OR. They came for last weekend's $100k GTD Catapult and are getting at least one more tournament in before they head back home from time in Las Vegas during the WSOP.

10 tables in action early in the $125 No Ante tourney. Looking around the tournament field I see a number of the usual suspects including Monte Gilley - who just wandered in - Shannon Kahahane, Candida Ross-Powers, Matt Boddorf, Mark Johnson, Tommy Carpenter, Sylvia Day, Rick Colson, Mike Postle and Brian Waller.

Level - 3
Blinds - 100/200
Entries - 82

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