Cypress Bayou Casino will close its poker room Feb. 2. This decision was made by the casino’s management team and out of the poker room manager’s hands. The staff will reduce the requirements to hit the bad-beat jackpot (at $90K as of Jan. 1) to allow the regulars a chance to hit the jackpot before the poker room closes. Being a longtime regular myself and the close relationship Ante Up had with this particular poker room, we will be sad to see it close and hope one day it will reopen.
ACHORN WINS: While in Biloxi, Miss., for the Million Dollar Heater in January, I had the pleasure of watching Tray Achorn of Baton Rouge win his first event in Omaha/8, taking home for the trophy to make it official. When heads-up, which was took four hours with multiple lead changes, Achorn and Randall Valentine of Gulfport, Miss., agreed to a $6,300 chop. At one point, Achorn was down to three big blinds and managed to work his way back to take home the trophy.
Tommy Lashley of Carencro, La., a regular at Cypress Bayou Casino, was chipleader of this tournament for most of the two days and finished fourth ($1,839).
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