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LAPT Punta del Este: Record field trimmed in half, Perez ends Day 1 with lea

After a cold, wet night, the sun came out to shine on the east coast city of Punta del Este this morning. And a whopping field of 422 came out as well to join the fun at this year's main event, a new record for the LAPT stop. That field created a total prize pool of $941,480 which the top 56 finis...more

by Brad Willis on August 5, 2011 5:50 AM

LAPT Punta del Este: Day 1, levels 5-8 live updates (400-800-100)

9:04pm: Bring out the bagsWe've reached the end of Level 8, which means the conclusion of play for Day 1. Something less than 200 players -- less than half the 422 who started -- are still around to count down their stacks and seal them up. Back in a few with a full wrap of today's action.9:01pm:...more

by Brad Willis on August 5, 2011 1:20 AM

LAPT Punta del Este: Day 1, Level 1-4 updates (100-200-25)

4:19pm: Your breakPlayers are now on a 15-minute break. They'll be back to play the final four levels of the night in just a bit. 4:11pm: Nuts hold in three-way all-inIt was a flop of A♣T♠J♥ with Jose Rodriguez all-in. He held K♥Q♥, up against a moderately scary J♣J♦ and A♦J♠. The ...more

by Brad Willis on August 4, 2011 11:16 PM

PokerStars Big Game back for second season

By now, if you haven't seen all there is to see in televised poker, you're probably doing it wrong. Over the past eight or so years, it seems we've seen every flop, turn, and river. We've seen the outbursts, the crying, and every possible gimmick the producers could imagine. But...wait. Because I ju...more

by Brad Willis on June 24, 2011 3:13 PM renews sponsorship with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Sports and poker have a lot in common whether you're on the ice or at the poker table, if you want to win, you start by hitting today! announced that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) as a sponsor of the Toronto ...more

by Staff on May 26, 2011 3:04 PM

LAPT Lima: Day 4 live updates, Levels 27-29

6:43pm: Kemal Ferri wins!The gradual chipping away of Raul Pino's stack that characterized the almost-half-hour of heads-up play had left the Panamanian with around 800,000, small change compared to Kemal Ferri's 6 million-ish stack. Finally, Pino pushed that stack all in from the button, and Ferri...more

by Martin Harris on April 18, 2011 1:38 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 4 live updates, Levels 24-26

3:10pm: Players take a 15-minutes breakSmoke' em if you got 'em.2:45pm: Chatting with Karlo LopezThe lovely Lynn Gilmartin spoke with PokerStars Team Online Karlo Lopez....2:33pm: Chip counts with six leftNot too much to report from the last 20 minutes, other than to say the two short stacks, Pablo ...more

by Martin Harris on April 17, 2011 9:15 PM

LAPT Lima: Ospina leads field for third day in a row; final table set

On Day 3 of the LAPT Lima, 24 players entered the Octagon and only eight survived. Okay, I took a bit of artistic liberty -- the Octagon was actually the swanky Atlantic City Casino -- but the fighting to the death metaphor still fits. With $207,400 on the line, the fierce action intensified as pla...more

by Martin Harris on April 17, 2011 1:36 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 3 live updates, Levels 23-24

6:36pm: Mayu Roca eliminated in 9th; final table setMayu Roca had not been able to do much more than tread water since the move to the nine-handed table, and was still sitting with just under 300,000 when he open-pushed all in from middle position. Samar Hodali, sitting to his left, announced she...more

by Martin Harris on April 17, 2011 12:49 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 3 live updates, Levels 18-20

2:20pm: Players take a 15-minute breakSmoke 'em if you got 'em. We believe it might bring you luck to do so.2:15pm: Slowing downWe had eight bustouts in the first 90 minutes of play, but since then, the action stagnated. 16 players remain.2:02pm: Lerner avoids going up in smokeDerek Lerner open-sh...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 8:34 PM
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