Louisiana players had a strong showing at Choctaw Casino’s World Series of Poker Circuit stop in Oklahoma in January.
Don Readhimer of Shreveport started things off with a 10th-place finish in Event 1, winning nearly $5,000.
In Event 2, Oran Haynes of Grambling followed with a strong second-place showing, winning $32,125. Haynes also finished 13th in Event 6.
Shreveport’s Al Theriac was fourth in Event 10 ($8,757) and Dennis Baker of Haughton joined him at the cashier with a 26th-place finish.
Mark Burford bested nearly 1,000 players but fell just short of winning the $1,600 main event. The Shreveport man finished fifth for a whopping $70K. He also won an event at last year’s WSOPC in Bossier City.
SEVEN CLANS: The Seven Clans Poker Cup returns to Coushatta Casino this month, kicking off March 28 with a mega satellite to the $1K main event, which is March 30. Call 888-774-7263 and mention code “seven clans” to reserve your room.
DARK CITY: The Dark City Poker League is entering its ninth season and fifth year in Bossier City. The league fills up mostly every tournament, especially no-limit hold’em. But the league offers other disciplines such as stud and H.O.R.S.E. For more info, check out darkcitypokerleague.com.
— Matt Terral is the Ante Up Louisiana Ambassador. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.