"Trying to do the impossible is definitely not for everyone. Natural talent is only the ante to sit down at the table"
It's a bit of a technical thing, but as a 20-year professional poker player, I would suggest that you change "ante" to "buy-in." It's what you mean.
An "ante" is the chips you put in to play before being dealt cards on any given single hand (and most poker games now, being Texas Hold'em, don't have antes at all).
A "buy-in" is everything you're putting at risk.