Here’s to a great 2014 and beyond



One of the worst things you can do as a journalist, especially a poker journalist, is fall back on tired cliches, but here goes: Happy new year, and may 2014 be especially bright and prosperous to you all.

Here at Ante Up, we have no doubt 2014 will be bright and prosperous. We expect this year to be our brightest yet, with a number of new endeavors in the works. Some we can’t quite tell you about — significantly expanding our coverage and bringing you a new way to access and interact with Ante Up — but hope to as early as our next issue. But others we’re happy to usher in with the new year.

Our Ante Up Poker Tour is back for another season, expanded because more of you have asked us to host events closer to your home. In addition to our “championship” events, where the winner of the AUPT main event earns a spot on the cover of the magazine, we’re adding regional tour events that will have every bit as much action as the championship events, and each will advance one player to our 2014 Ante Up World Championship series at Thunder Valley Casino Resort near Sacramento, Calif.

And our Ante Up Poker Cruise program continues to grow, with a record five sailings on the schedule for 2014, including our first time sailing from Los Angeles and Texas, our first time crossing the Atlantic Ocean and our first visits to seven new ports of call. We’d love to have you join us for one or more cruises. Get all the details at

We’ll see you at the tables.

— Christopher Cosenza and Scott Long

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