Hector Sanchez champion of Ante Up Poker Cruise Main Event

February 15, 2015, Scott Long  

Another great Ante Up Cruise ended with a deal at the final table of the main event, with Hector Sanchez being declared the champion based on chip count.

Sanchez of Melbourne, Fla., and five others split the $2,880 prize pool in the $100 buy-in tournament, with the top four players earning the first Ante Up Poker Tour Player of the Year points. The first tournament on the sailing also ended in multiway deal.

The sailing aboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas on Feb. 9-13 visited Nassau, Bahamas, for two days, with a rare overnight visit in the island nation’s capital before returning to Port Canaveral, Fla.. While at sea, Ante Up guests made new friends and reconnected with old ones in a professionally staffed and equipped poker room, featuring cash games, single-table and multitable tournaments and free poker courses. The cruise, as always, got kicked off with an open-bar cocktail party for all Ante Up guests.

Ante Up has four upcoming cruises on its schedule, and will announce the rest of its 2016 schedule soon. Upcoming sailings include April 10 out of Baltimore, Oct. 25 out of Boston, Nov. 7 out of Tampa, and Jan. 24 out of Los Angeles. For more information, or to book, visit anteupcruises.com or contact Jeanne Cosenza at (727) 742-3843 or cruises@anteupcruises.com.

Poker rooms wishing to run Ante Up Poker Cruise promotions should contact Scott Long at (727) 331-4335 or scott@anteupmagazine.com.

Ante Up Poker Cruise Main Event
$100 buy-in - 32 entries

Prize amount before six-way deal
Hector Sanchez, Melbourne, Fla., $1,300
Gillian Larrabee, Jacksonville, Fla., $720
Kelly Alberger, Tampa, Fla., $520
Jake Romeo, Orlando, Fla., $340