Ante Up Midwest Championship: Events #1-2 recap

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The Ante Up Midwest Championship, an Ante Up Poker Tour event, has begun at Running Aces Harness Park near Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Events #1-2 were held on Thursday, with Paul Skjerseth of Fargo winning Event #1 ($100 rebuy) and Derek Knisley of Minneapolis winning Event #2 ($230 bounty) and picking up 11 bounties along the way.

Day 1A of Event #3 ($500 no-limit hold’em) starts at 6 p.m. today.

Top 10 cashers in all Ante Up Midwest Championship event earn Ante Up Player of the Year points, and the champion of the main event wins a personalized Ante Up tour champion jacket, a bracelet from Pro Poker Gear and will be featured on the cover of the June issue of Ante Up Magazine.

For more information, visit Ante Up’s Running Aces webpage.

EVENT #1 – $100 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM
46 players – $6,785 prize pool

1. Paul Skjerseth (above), Fargo, $2,782
2. Pao Lee, St. Paul, $1,696
3. Robert Barber, Hayward, $1,018
4. Jacob Klaphake, Coon Rapids, $746
5. Steve Charpentier, Hugo, $543

EVENT #2 – $230 NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM BIG BOUNTY
78 players – $7,800 prize pool

1. DEREK KNISLEY, MINNEAPOLIS, $2,669, 11 bounties
2. RYAN ELLISON, TAMPA, $1,521, 15 bounties
3. RYAN GUNDERSON, CENTER CITY, $995, 3 bounties
4. JOHNNY "G" STACKS HAYES, ST.PAUL, $683, 6 bounties
5. HECTOR MARTINEZ, MEXICO CITY, $527, 3 bounties
6. JOSEPH MONTANO, MILLE LACS, $410, 1 bounty
7. MITCHELL, ACKERMANN, SAUK RAPIDS, $351, 2 bounties
8. No information, 4 bounties
9. ALAN BOHLMAN, HUGO, $195, 3 bounties
10. PAT FLAHERTY, MAPLEWOOD, $176, 1 bounty