Huan Cung wins inaugural Ante Up Poker Tour main event

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Huan Cung of Sacramento, Calif., is the winner of Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s Ante Up NorCal Classic main event, which was the inaugural Ante Up Poker Tour series.

Cung earned $73,000 for his win in the 342-player, $1,100-buy-in event that began Nov. 30. Cung will be featured on the cover of the January edition of Ante Up Magazine and will receive a personalized Ante Up Poker Tour champion’s jacket.

Finishing fourth in the main event was Walt Strakowski Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., who was Ante Up’s Player of the Year in 2010.

The Ante Up NorCal Classic kicked off Nov. 19, and featured nine events, many of them with sold-out fields. The main event easily covered its $200,000 guarantee even with a snowstorm on Day 1A.

Here are the winners of all events:

  • Event #1 (no-limit hold’em) – Shannon Kahahane (Lincoln, CA)
  • Event #2 (limit Omaha/8) – Andrew Grove (Dublin, CA)
  • Event #3 (no-limit hold’em) – Nasrullah Afridi (Sacramento, CA)
  • Event #4 (no-limit hold’em) – Samuel Hudson (Sacramento, CA)
  • Event #5 (no-limit hold’em bounty) – Shawn Roberts (Rocklin, CA)
  • Event #6 (HORSE) – Scott Long (Safety Harbor, FL)
  • Event #7 (no-limit hold’em six-handed) – Aaron Perkins (Sacramento, CA)
  • Event #8 (no-limit hold’em bounty) – Ryan Ordonez (Rocklin, CA)
  • Event # 9 (no-limit hold’em main event) – Huan Cung (Sacramento, CA)

The Ante Up Poker Tour is an international series of poker events, each profiling the winner of the main event on the cover of Ante Up Magazine. For more information on the tour, visit AnteUpPokerTour.Com.

The next event will be Jan. 25-27 at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa in Las Vegas, Nev., with mega satellites beginning on Jan. 21.