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LAPT7 Peru: Carlos Mora bags most on Day 1B; Zapana remains overall leader

Another long day of poker is done here at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, and after a busy final level of play Carlos Mora of Mexico nudged out in front of everyone to bag the most chips among the Day 1B players. Mora's stack of 183,500 outpaced the 143 players who made it to night's end, althoug...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 6:55 AM

LAPT7 Peru: The deal with the four red spades

The last break of Day 1B has concluded, and of the 404 total entries for Day 1B just over 200 players have returned for Level 9.Among those still with chips are all three of the Team PokerStars Pros playing the LAPT Peru Grand Final. Brazil's Andre Akkari has been steadily nursing his stack over th...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 4:52 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Grand Final smashes records, more than a milly up for grabs

That time has come. When the door stops swinging both ways, allowing players to exit and enter over and again, as more than a few have done. Now the traffic underneath the "salida" sign becomes one-way only with the close of late registration and thus any more opportunities to reenter the LAPT Per...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 3:36 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Celeste Orona welcomed to Team PokerStars Pro Online

The LAPT Peru Grand Final is still in its early stages -- heck, there are 265 players returning from dinner break to continue Day 1B, and 90 more waiting for the survivors to join them for tomorrow's Day 2. But it's already been quite the ride for one player playing in her first LAPT Main Event -- ...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 2:51 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Sweet October miracle

Not to overemphasize every meal we've enjoyed here in Lima so far this week, but today's lunch here at the Atlantic City Casino restaurant provided yet more satisfaction in the nourishment department. Alas, while the ensalada appetizer and tilapia entree were each divine, your humble scribbler was ...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 12:40 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Checking in on the champs

Everyone expected a bigger field for today's second and last Day 1 flight of the LAPT Peru Grand Final Main Event, and it was apparent during the first couple of hours of play today those expectations would be met and then some.When chatting earlier with Tournament Director Thomas Lamatsch -- borrow...more

by Martin Harris on October 16, 2014 11:29 PM

LAPT7 Peru: WCOOP champ Francisco "chiconogue" Nogueira handling the heat

With each new LAPT event, it's becoming an increasingly common occurrence to encounter players sitting at the tables whom I've "met" before when covering them in online events. As more and more often players from Central and South America are turning up at final tables and winning big events such a...more

by Martin Harris on October 16, 2014 8:55 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Lamatsch loving life in Lima

We mentioned yesterday how among all of the familiar sights and sounds here in the poker room at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima there was something a little different. Filling in for LAPT Tournament Director Mike Ward who is having to miss this stop is Thomas Lamatsch, someone more typically foun...more

by Martin Harris on October 16, 2014 8:02 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Second helping

It's a new day in Lima, and like most days here it's already started with a delicious morning meal made more enjoyable thanks to the company.Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari was there, prepping to join the fun for today's second and final Day 1 flight. Among the topics of conversation was the high ...more

by Martin Harris on October 16, 2014 5:51 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Henry Zapana zooms to chip lead to end Day 1A

Day 1A of the LAPT7 Peru Main Event has come to a close, an action-packed start to what should be an exciting finish to another season on the Latin American Poker Tour. As the last hands played out the tournament clock showed the total number of players remaining fall to 90 -- all that remained fro...more

by Martin Harris on October 16, 2014 6:24 AM
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