The results are in and the turnout was impressive, as always, for the 7 Clans Poker Cup at Coushatta Casino.
The series featured a $1K main event, a charity tournament, a $300 event and a mega satellite. First up was the charity event, which had an added $15K to the prize pool. There were 145 entries and the top 20 got paid as the top six agreed to a chop ($4,987 each).
The $300 tournament attracted 312 players (top 20 cashed) and in a remarkable development, there was a 17-way chop where each player took home $4,662 (18th, 19th and 20th settled for $817).
Of these two chops, Huey Hulin of St. Martinville, La., was involved in both to win $9,649.
Daniel Bishop of Palestine, Texas, beat a tough main-event final table that included Allen Baker, the World Series of Poker bracelet-winner out of Houston. Bishop beat more than 250 players to take home the title and $44K. Baker went out third ($22,221).
The staff is planning the next 7 Clans series for September.
SHORTY’S/AUPT WORLDS: Two lucky winners are headed to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to take their chance at becoming an Ante Up Poker Tour world champion and land on the cover of the magazine. June 15 will be the last chance ($125 buy-in) to join Renee Skinner and Fred Harvey, both of Youngsville, La. For more details, visit anteupmagazine.com/worldchampi onship.
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