Coushatta’s Clans Poker Cup returns Sept. 17

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Coushatta Casino Resort will host its 7 Clans Poker Cup Series on Sept. 17-22. This event always fills up quickly. The $1,100 main event in April generated a $232,218 prize pool as first place paid more than $44K. The cash-game action also is lively, so be sure to make your trip for the great games.

CYPRESS BAYOU: Multiple qualifiers from Cypress Bayou Casino’s satellites for the Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship at the Hard Rock Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic enjoyed much success on the island. Here are some of the highlights, and you can read a full recap of the AUPT Worlds here.

Timothy Trahan of Youngsville, La., was the big local winner, capturing Event 2 ($175 NLHE/PLO) for $1,275, chopping Event 15 ($125 NLHE) for $566, and finishing third in the $1,150 main event ($7,360).

Todd Skinner, also of Youngsville, chopped the 64-player Event 3 ($125 NLHE) for $1,203 and earned $500 in Event 13 ($290 Bounty) for $500.

Fred Harvey of Broussard was part of a four-way deal in Event 5 ($125 NLHE) for $1,253, plus he chopped Event 15 for $566.
Gerald Landry was third in Event 7 ($125 NLHE) for $1K.

WPO WINNER: Jeremy “Chemist83” Gaubert of Thibodaux, La., reclaimed a title recently at the World Poker Open in Tunica, Miss., for $122,438. Gaubert won the event in 2009 for his second career six-figure score, He always seems to have success when he visits the Tunica poker rooms.

Congratulations to all of Louisiana’s winners and good luck on the rest of the year.

— Matt Stroud is Ante Up’s Louisiana Ambassador. Email him at matt.anteup@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @acadianapkrplyr and visit facebook.com/acadianapokerplay ers.