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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 again winning a pot wit...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-plus without an elim...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 the 692-entry field...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, fast-paced, action-f...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 Henrique da Rocha push...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 Nishijima in 16th.Following ...more

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

LAPT7 Peru: No more Nacho, Campodonico collecting; two tables remain

The quest for three has ended, and with it the tournament moves from three tables down to two. Nacho Barbero's LAPT Peru Grand Final run is over, as are his hopes of a record-setting third LAPT title.Before Barbero's exit we saw a jack-high flop encourage the German Hans-Jurgen Strenger to get the ...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 10:20 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Gallegos galloping, leads final 21

The spacious poker room here in the Atlantic City Casino is starting to seem even more so as the LAPT Peru Grand Final field continues to dwindle. A few tables are occupied by side events on the far side of the room, but things have become much roomier where the Main Event is playing out.The first 2...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 9:35 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Fast-paced poker; 29 remain

The pace has been muy rápido during the early going on Day 3 of the LAPT Peru Grand Final. They've just completed the second level of the day, and already the starting group of 45 has been whittled to 29.Action proceeds on Day 3Before the first hour had completed an even 10 players had fallen, incl...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 8:37 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Poker teaches (again) we're only partly in control

Life is full of happenstance, endlessly influenced by chance meetings, unforeseen events, and other ephemera impossible to predict. We make our choices, often convincing ourselves we alone direct our fates. But such confidence is hard to maintain under close scrutiny, as so much of what affects us...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 7:28 PM

LAPT7 Peru: 45 Players, One Trophy; Day 3 Awaits

We return for Day 3, with 45 hopefuls left to battle today from the 692-entry field in the LAPT Peru Grand Final Main Event. Atop the counts is two-time LAPT champion Nacho Barbero, seeking to make history again in Lima by becoming the tour's first three-time winner.Such seemed hardly likely when o...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 5:58 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Nacho Barbero chases history, leads in Lima to end Day 2

Ten more one-hour levels have been played in the LAPT Peru Grand Final Main Event, and as Day 2 concludes just 45 players remain, with the end-of-day leader someone who has known success -- and made history -- in Lima before. It's the artful Argentinian, Nacho Barbero, heading the counts, who after...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 6:46 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Nacho looking up in Lima

Earlier tonight we were remembering LAPT3 Peru and a humorous story involving Leandro Csome. Things didn't go too well for Csome following the most recent break, and during Level 19 he was knocked out in 57th.Leandro CsomeAnother player here today for whom LAPT3 Peru was especially memorable is of ...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 5:23 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Go out and to the left

The number of chips remain the same. But the number of players handling them has lessened considerably over the last hour-and-a-half, with nearly 40 falling during the first two levels after dinner.The trip players take after being eliminated takes them outside the poker room, then turning left to ...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 4:17 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Typical Peluca

The 99 survivors of the first 16 levels of the LAPT Peru Grand Final are now back from dinner to start Level 17. All have Leandro Csome -- a.k.a. "Peluca" -- to thank for having knocked out Roberto Larrain in 104th just before dinner had come, thereby bursting the money bubble. The Argentinian is l...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 3:22 AM
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