Steve Parino wins Event #4 of the Ante Up World Championship

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Steve Parino was the chipleader when a three-way deal was reached in Event #4 of the Ante Up World Championship – $180 No-Limit Hold’em Escalator – at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, Calif.

The Escalator was a unique twist on no-limit hold’em, with the levels starting at 10 minutes an increasing by 2 minutes each level. The format means the event begins much like a turbo tournament, but ends as a deepstack, testing players in multiple ways.

Parno, Doyle Johnson and Nick Gorman each won $2,408.

ANTE UP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Event #4 – No-Limit Hold’em Escalator
Entries: 77, Prize pool: $11,500

1st: Steve Parino, $2,408
2nd: Doyle Johnson, Vacayille, CA, $2,408
3rd: Nick Gorman, South Lake Tahoe, CA, $2,408
4th: David Williams, Yuba City, CA, $1,155
5th: Paul Tran, Sacramento, CA, $866
6th: David Cunningham, Colfax, CA, $693
7th: Shannon Kahahane, $578
8th: Jack Friedlander, Roseville, CA, $462
9th: Donna Ortman, Penryn, CA, $347
10th: Bruce Angeski, Sacramento, CA, $225