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LAPT Punta del Este: Day 3, level 23-24 live updates (15,000-30,000-5,000)

6:17pm: Oded dead in ninth as final table gets setAlex Komaromi opened to 65,000, a luxury afforded the chip leader at this stage. Oded Oscar Minond had been relatively quiet for the past hour or so, but finally woke up with an all-in for 445,000. Komaromi considered his options for a moment. Findin...more

by Brad Willis on August 6, 2011 11:00 PM

LAPT Punta del Este: Day 3, levels 19-22 live updates (10,000-20,000-3,000)

4:13pm: Break time; a dozen remainThe final 12 players have reached the second 15-minute break of the day. 4:04pm: Double doubleAnother quiet stretch just now, then two double-ups in quick succession, one on each of the two remaining six-handed tables.One saw Nelson Neto open for 50,000 from the c...more

by Brad Willis on August 6, 2011 10:54 PM

LAPT Punta del Este: Kiles killing it after crazy day on the bubble

There is no accounting for a bubble day. Put the world's credit rating specialists, a couple of nuclear physicists, and the world's best poker tournament directors in a locked room, and they still couldn't predict how an LAPT bubble would turn out. Witness the wild and wooly world that was the Seas...more

by Brad Willis on August 6, 2011 5:11 AM

LAPT Punta del Este: Day 2, levels 13-16 live updates (2,500-5,000-500)

10:24pm: Break timePlayers have reached the last break of the night.10:18pm: A killing for Kiles with KKHuge one just now between Cassio Kiles and Erik von Buxhoeveden. We came upon the hand on the turn, with the board showing 2♦3♦Q♦9♣ and van Buxhoeveden calling a hefty bet by Kiles, there...more

by Brad Willis on August 6, 2011 2:36 AM

LAPT Punta del Este: Day 2, levels 9-12 live updates (1,000-2,000-300)

4:18pm: Break timeThe 85 remaining players are now on a 15-minute break.4:07pm: Eric von Buxhoeveden -- new chip leaderWe have a new chip leader in Erik von Buxhoeveden. The Austrian has steadily built his stack over the first four levels of play today, having now pushed past the 300,000-chip mark....more

by Brad Willis on August 5, 2011 8:21 PM

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.net 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 PokerStars.net today!PokerStars.net announced that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE) as a sponsor of the Toronto ...more

by PokerStars.net 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

LAPT Lima: Ospina On Top (Once Again) For Day 2

Day 2 was moving day at the LAPT Lima. 116 players survived the cut on Day 2 out of the original 350 runners, but 68 of those unfortunate players would fail to make the money. The top 48 places paid out, but it wouldn't be until the fifth level before the money bubble finally burst.Daniel Ospina fr...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 6:18 AM
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