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APPT9 Seoul: Nothing is impossible

If there's one thing I've learned over the past 12 months it's that nothing is impossible on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).Just last week, the APPT completed its third event of Season 9, Macau Poker Cup 22, and we witnessed history as Yuguang Li won the HK$80,000 High Roller less than 24 hours ...more

by Brad Willis on March 20, 2015 5:10 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Oscar Alache captures second LAPT Main Event title in six month

We knew from the start of the potential for great storylines for today's final table of the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event. We noted as much early on when introducing the final eight who had made it. A relatively quick six-and-a-half hours later, that potential was realized and then so...more

by Martin Harris on March 11, 2015 12:13 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Teixeira terrific, takes second; Alache earns title #2

Renata Teixeira maintaned the chip lead during the first half-hour of heads-up play versus Oscar Alache as the pair kept the pots small. Two players, one trophyThen came a hand in which Alache manage to draw out a full house, aces full of fours, and earned some value with a river bet to close the ga...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 10:30 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Teixeira knocks out Venegas; heads-up with Alache for title

The pace to start Level 29 slowed somewhat, with Oscar Alache maintaining his lead, Renata Teixeira remaining second, and Javier Venegas third. Teixera used a six-high straight to beat Venegas's five-high straight to close the gap with Alache and make Venegas a shorter stack. Then came a hand in wh...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 9:25 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Barbero busts in fourth; third-title quest thwarted

After the excitement resulting in the elimination of Justo Esquivel in fifth, the remaining four players paused proceedings to talk about a deal. Here were the counts at that point:Renata Teixeira (Brazil) -- 2,875,000Oscar Alache (Chile) -- 2,725,000Nacho Barbero (Argentina) -- 1,325,000Javier Vene...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 8:33 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Esquivel eliminated in fifth; Teixeira takes chip lead

The first 15 minutes of Level 28 were drama-filled as the blinds and antes have increased to a point -- 30,000/60,000 and 10,000 -- where the short stacks were forced to act.The action started just as the level began. After an Oscar Alache opening raise, Javier Venegas pushed all in for about 1.2 m...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 7:40 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Chauriye stopped in sixth; Alache still in front

Three of the five players from Chile at this final table have been eliminated, leaving two more (Oscar Alache and Justo Esquivel), two Argentinians (Javier Venegas and Nacho Barbero), and one from Brazil (Renata Teixeira).The first hand of Level 27 saw Esquivel reraise-shoving and collecting. Then i...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 7:07 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Quezada crushed in seventh, Teixeira taking from table

Renata Teixeira's last name is pronounced tay-SHARE-ah. Far from sharing, though, she's taking and taking so far at today's LAPT Chile Main Event final table, and in fact has catapulted all of the way up to second position after starting the day as the table's short stack.Renata TeixeiraWe might wel...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 5:41 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Oliver ousted in eighth, Alache ascends

Cards are in the air -- and one player has already left his chair -- at the LAPT Chile Main Event final table.On just the third hand of the day, Rodrigo Oliver opened with a raise for the second time, making it 65,000 to go from under the gun. It folded around to Nacho Barbero in the small blind who...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 5:07 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Meet the final eight

Welcome to the fourth and final day of the LAPT Chile Main Event. From 410 total entries just eight players remain, with one of them today destined to join LAPT Bahamas winner Josh Kay as a Season 8 LAPT champion.With five Chileans, two Argentinians, and one representative from Brazil, a number of i...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 2:16 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Fabian Chauriye carries chip lead to final table

Day 3 is done at the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event, with the 32 survivors of a 410-entry field having played down to just eight, and the Chilean Fabian Chauriye the one earning the distinction as chip leader heading into the final table.Fabian ChauriyeWhen we last left off, nine were le...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 1:33 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Schafer sunk, Chauriye leads final nine

Shortly after the dinner break concluded, the final 10 players in the LAPT Chile Main Event reassembled around two five-handed tables once again. Soon a hand at the feature table saw everyone fold around to Nacho Barbero who shoved from the small blind, and after some thought Oscar Alache called fr...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 12:21 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Big bounce for Barbero; Quezada leads after Morbiducci exit

Another hour has passed on Day 3 of the LAPT Chile Main Event, and with it the elimination of just one player to shrink the field to 10.During Season 4 of the LAPT, Felipe Morbiducci finished fourth in the Grand Final Main Event in Sao Paulo, one of several cashes the Chilean has collected on the t...more

by Martin Harris on March 9, 2015 9:48 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Schafer setting the pace with 11 left

They've played through another hour at the LAPT Chile Main Event, during which the field reduced from 15 to 11. Claudio Schafer of Chile remains the pace-setter at the moment, having maintained his stack of 1.1 million during the last level.Claudio SchaferAn American living and playing online in Co...more

by Martin Harris on March 9, 2015 8:27 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Luca unlucky, Reis run down; 15 left

After a wild Level 20 in which 11 players were eliminated, just two went out during Level 21 at the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event.Things went relatively well for Ivan Luca early on today, with the Argentinian picking up pocket kings twice -- each instance resulting in a knockout -- and ...more

by Martin Harris on March 9, 2015 7:17 PM
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