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LAPT8 Chile: Nicolas Fierro fires in front to conclude Day 1A

That sun we were enjoying about 12 hours ago has long disappeared, replaced by a clear, star-dotted sky and a pleasant cool. During the interim 10 one-hour levels' worth of tournament poker have played out here on the third floor of the Enjoy Viña del Mar casino, completing Day 1...more

by Martin Harris on March 7, 2015 3:15 AM

LAPT8 Chile: More of what we saw

It's getting late. Main Event players are just returning from what will be the final break of the day, with 78 of the day's 155 entrants still with chips to try to continue the battle for the night's final two levels.Among the group not returning to finish out Day 1A is last year...more

by Martin Harris on March 7, 2015 1:50 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Fearsome foes among the fellows

Dinner is over, and with the start of Level 7 there'll be no más re-entradas today. Tomorrow's Day 1B, however, offers continued hope for those who subsequently bust.Shortly after players returned, a table broke scattering a handful around the tournament area, among them Ariel "A...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 11:54 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Tracking the travails of Team Try-Try Again

Like all LAPT Main Events, this one allows reentries, meaning those who fall prior to the start of Level 7 can buy back in today if they wish, with tomorrow's Day 1B an option as well. We've seen many players get felted already during the first five-and-a-half hours of play. The...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 11:25 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Celebrities cashing in

Common poker wisdom describes the early pre-ante levels of a tournament as playing "like a cash game." Indeed, here in Level 4 the antes have just been introduced, but the stacks remain relatively deep with the average above 100 big blinds at the moment.That said, there's more po...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 8:04 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Rodrigo Garrido gathering (again)

Just a few weeks ago I was almost 4,800 miles (about 7,800 km) from where I am today. I was sitting behind my computer, watching the Sunday Million play out and a player named "rportaleoni" top a field of 6,658 to win the tournament and a $166,746.41 first prize. With an avatar s...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 5:52 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Lots of choices for players in Chile

Cards are in the air and players are still arriving as the first level of Day 1A of the LAPT8 Chile Main Event gets started. Among those already taking hands are several familiar faces, including last year's LAPT7 Peru champion Oscar Alache, 2014 WSOP Main Event November Niner an...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 4:27 PM

Grab your headphones for EPT Not Live podcast

We're here today to recognize something that doesn't get talked about enough in our society:EPT Live Withdrawal Syndrome. Symptoms include staring forlornly at your blank computer screen, singing "Everyone Loves a Chop Pot" in the shower, and buying a monkey with a stubbly beard ...more

by Brad Willis on March 6, 2015 2:57 PM

LAPT8 Chile: It's almost time! Day 1A awaits

It's March. The sun is out. The flowers are growing. And we've returned once again to la Ciudad Jardín -- the Garden City -- a.k.a. beautiful Viña del Mar, Chile, where Season 8 of the Latin American Poker Tour continues today.Time for poker!The LAPT got a head start this season ...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 2:24 PM

Why PokerStars moved the Sunday Million anniversary tournament

You might have seen the news in recent weeks. The $9 million Sunday Million 9th anniversary celebration was initially scheduled for March 8th before moving to March 15th. More than a few of you asked a very good question: Why?After the event came out on the schedule, the players ...more

by Staff on February 28, 2015 7:59 PM