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LAPT7 Peru: Alache comes back, defeats Campodonico for the win

Daniel Campodonico had a better than 8 million-chip advantage on his heads-up opponent, Oscar Alache, to start their duel with 10.9 million while Alache had a little under 2.9 million.Oscar Alache and Daniel Campodonico battle heads-upThe 65-year-old Uruguayan sipped coffee as th...more

by Martin Harris on October 20, 2014 2:51 AM

LAPT7 Peru: A three-way deal, then Backmann bounced in 3rd

Level 32 (80,000/160,000/20,000) kicked off with another big double-up as Daniel Campodonico managed to get chips back from Oscar Alache. At risk with K♣Q♦ against Alache's 9♥9♦, a king on the flop paired Campodonico and the hand held through the turn and river to give t...more

by Martin Harris on October 20, 2014 2:01 AM

LAPT7 Peru: A-B-C poker... Alache, Backmann, and Campodonico

The final three players returned from their agreed-upon break to play out the end of Level 30 (50,000/100,000/10,000), the time spent discussing a possible deal but ultimately deciding against doing so.They played out the end of the level, with Backmann winning most of the hands ...more

by Martin Harris on October 20, 2014 12:27 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Perez out in 5th, Exterkotter in 4th; big lead for Backmann

As Level 30 (50,000/100,000/10,000) began Jerson Backmann of Mexico had built his stack up over 7 million, having about half the chips in play and three times as many as his nearest competitor.Upstairs in the Atlantic City Casino, the LAPT Peru Grand Final continuesA few hands we...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 10:34 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Sobenes, Kyrian, Torre fall; Backmann leads final five

After that slow start to the final day, we've seen three eliminations during the last hour, suddenly trimming remaining field in the LAPT Peru Main Event final table to five players.Level 29 (40,000/80,000/10,000) started a lot like Level 28 had ended, with Daniel Campodonico aga...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 9:41 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Levels played - 2; eliminations - 0; pizzas consumed - 4

The pace was fast yesterday when they worked from 45 players down to eight in less than six hours' worth of poker. It appeared we might be seeing something similar at the start of play today, but things slowed considerably, carrying us all of the way through the first two levels-...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 8:33 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Meet the final eight

Welcome to Day 4, the last day of the LAPT Peru Grand Final where the final Main Event champion of Latin American Poker Tour Season 7 will be determined.We have a lot of variety among the contenders at today's final table. Players from 35 different countries originally comprised...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 3:58 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Jerson Backmann carries chip lead to Sunday's final table in Gra

With 45 returning and a plan to play down to the eight-handed final table, it appeared this morning that a long day was in store for Day 3 of the LAPT Peru Grand Final Main Event. A little less than six one-hour levels later, such speculations proved misguided thanks to a wild, ...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 2:29 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Four more fall; Alache still in front with nine left

They're down to nine -- just one elimination away from the official final table here at the LAPT Peru Grand Final. Here's the story of the last four knockouts along with one other intriguing hand from the last hour.Soon after Level 25 got started (15,000/30,000/4,000), Carlos He...more

by Martin Harris on October 19, 2014 12:53 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Alache ahead; 13 left in Grand Final

They've reached the end of Level 24, with the Chilean Oscar Alache the new chip leader after another active period of rapid chip movement back and forth across the baize.Oscar AlacheA total of 32 players were eliminated during the first four hours today, including Thiago Nishijim...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 11:32 PM