Ante Up has three events planned in the Tampa Bay area in the next 10 days.
ANTE UP TEAM TOURNAMENT: On Tuesday (Feb. 16), Tampa Bay Downs hosts the monthly Ante Up Team Tournament at 6:30 p.m. Teams of four are split into separate shootout tables, with the top two players from each shootout advancing to a heads-up bracket. Players will money for their entire team, and one team could win more than 80% of the prize pool.
Buy-in is $70 per person. This month’s Ante Up team is expected to include publisher Scott Long, online columnist John Lanier, Ante Up "Super Fan" Barb and her son.
POKER 101: Ante Up publishers Chris Cosenza and Scott Long are teaching two free Poker 101 courses at Derby Lane this month. The Feb. 18 class is open to everyone, and the Feb. 25 class is for ladies only. Both two-hour courses start at 6:30 p.m. and include snacks, drinks and a raffle. The course is designed as an introduction to casino poker with some basic strategy. In March, intermediate strategy classes will be offered.