Markus Wolter is Player of Series for Ante Up World Championship

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Markus Wolter was the Player of the Series for the recently concluded Ante Up World Championship at Hard Rock Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Wolter, a German national now living in Bogota, Colombia, won two events and finishing runner-up in a third to earn 493.39 Ante Up Player of the Year points. Timothy Trahan of Youngsville, La., (385.54) and Mark Stephen Edwards of Longwood, Fla., (345.14) finished second and third in the Player of the Series race, each with three cashes.

Players with two cashes included Vic Sabo, “Tampa Bay” Ray Del Cueto, Fred Harvey, Joaquin Matos, Todd Skinner, Lawrence Lippert, Gerard Donaghy, Carlos Baez, Jose Antonio Tortosa and Francis Cruz.

Players from eight states – Florida, Minnesota, Louisiana, Delaware, Texas, California, Maryland and New Jersey – and eight countries – United States, Dominican Republic, Spain, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Portugal and France – cashed, making the Ante Up World Championship truly a global event.

Ante Up World Championship sponsors included Pro Poker Gear, which provided the Main Event championship bracelet, Poker Life Gear, which provided a custom hoodie for the Main Event champion, and Cypress Bayou Casino & Hotel, Sarasota Kennel Club, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Thunder Valley Casino Resort and Running Aces Card Club, all of which ran satellites.

Total prize pool for all 14 events July 28-Aug. 3 was $96,520.

Tournament director was Sam Minutello and assistant tournament director was Matthew Bennett.

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #1 – No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Add-On
33 entries – $125 buy-in

1. Jerry Cantrell, Ft. Myers, Fla., $1,920
2. Riley Stahley, Woodbury, Minn., $1,440
3. Nilson Rodriguoe, Dominican Republic, $960
4. Borja Morales, Dominican Republic, $480

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #2 – No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha
13 entries – $175 buy-in

1. Timothy Trahan, Youngsville, La., $1,274
2. Jose Antonio Tortosa, Madrid, Spain, $546

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #3 – No-Limit Hold’em
64 entries – $125 buy-in

1t. Mark Stephen Edwards, Longwood, Fla., $1,203
1t. David Phillips, Newark, Del., $1,203
1t. Todd Skinner, Youngsville, La., $1,203
1t. Alfredo Hernandez, $1,203
1t. Davide Cusino, $1,023
6. Carlos Baez, Dominican Republic, $384

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #4 – No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Turbo
20 entries – $240 buy-in

1. "Tampa Bay" Ray Del Cueto, Anna Maria Island, Fla., $1,450
2. Francis Cruz, Dominican Republic, $1,350
3. N/A, $600
4. N/A, $600

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #5 – No-Limit Hold’em
59 entries – $125 buy-in

1t. Isaac Giiona, Barcelona, Spain, $1,254
1t. Markus Wolter, Bogota, Colombia, $1,253
1t. Fred Harvey, Broussard, La., $1,253
1t. Nancy Lippert, Sarasota, Fla., $1,253
5. Rick Solis, Austin, Texas, $531
6. Joaquin Matos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, $354

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #6 – No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
24 entries – $350 buy-in

1t. "Tampa Bay" Ray Del Cueto, Anna Maria Island, Fla., $2,070
1t. Jason Jiminez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, $2,070
1t. Francis Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, $2,070
4. Leeuando Benitt, Dominican Republic, $630
5. Mark Stephen Edwards, Longwood, Fla., $360

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #7 – No-Limit Hold’em
48 entries – $125 buy-in

1. Jim D’Orso, Roseville, Calif., $1,460
2. Vic Sabo, Lakeport, Fla., $1,100
3t. Gerald Landry, Jeanerette, La., $1,000
3t. Noel Henriquez, Dominican Republic, $1,000
5. Gerard Donaghy, Jupiter, Fla., $240

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #8 – No-Limit Hold’em Main Event
46 entries – $1,150 buy-in

1. Don Bates, Sarasota, Fla., $13,110
2. Aran C., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, $13,110
3. Timothy Trahan, Youngsville, La., $7,360
4. Vic Sabo, Lakeport, Fla., $5,520
5. Larry Lippert, Sarasota, Fla., $4,140
6. Alberto Meram, Dominican Republic, $2,760

EVENT #9 CANCELLED
ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #10 – No-Limit Hold’em
32 entries – $125 buy-in

1. Dylan Shelley, Tracy, Calif., $1,240
2. Michelle Trott, Northeast, Md., $1,000
3. Bernard Grzinic, Canada, $640
4. Maurizio Bellia, Italy, $320

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #11 – No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha
5 entries – $175 buy-in

1. Luis Matias, Lisbon, Portugal, $400
2. Scott Long, Safety Harbor, Fla., $300

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #12 – No-Limit Hold’em
45 entries – $125 buy-in

1. Markus Wolter, Bogota, Colombia, $1,800
2. Joaquin Matos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, $1,125
3. Gerard Donaghy, Jupiter, Fla., $900
4. Franklin Espinal, Dominican Republic, $450
5. Carlos Baez, Dominican Republic, $225

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #13 – No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
12 entries – $290 buy-in

1. Markus Wolter, Bogota, Colombia, $1,400
2t. Jose Antonio Tortosa, Madrid, Spain, $500
2t. Todd Skinner, Youngsville, La., $500

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #14 – No-Limit Hold’em All In Or Fold
12 entries – $125 buy-in

1. Mark Stephen Edwards, Longwood, Fla., $650
2. Sam Minutello, Lakewood Ranch, Fla., $550

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #15 – No-Limit Hold’em
34 entries – $125 buy-in

1t. Michael Matrone, Morganville, N.J., $566
1t. Ernie Horvath, Garfield, N.J., $566
1t. Timothy Trahan, Youngsville, La., $566
1t. Dominique Ferriere, Paris, France, $566
1t. Fred Harvey, Broussard, La., $566
1t. Lawrence Lippert, Sarasota, Fla., $566