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LAPT7 Peru: Money reached; 99 remain, but not Larrain

When Level 16 began and hand-for-hand play started, it appeared certain we'd see soon someone falling in 104th place, one spot shy of the money. As it happened they'd play nearly the entire level -- all of the way to the dinner break -- before the big moment finally arrived.Not that the hour was wi...more

by Martin Harris on October 18, 2014 1:08 AM

LAPT7 Peru: Here comes the búrbuja

What's that? The bubble, natch. It's getting closer. The pace is moving slower. The tension is becoming greater.Enjoy this quick look at the "pre-búrbuja" scene via our friends at Codigo Poker:About 20 spots from the money, LAPT6 Uruguay champ Carter Gill was eliminated. Gill ran a short stack up we...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 11:57 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Engel challenges Nishijima for lead as bubble nears

The eliminations continue at a rapid pace, bringing the money bubble ever closer. They've dipped down under 130 players at present, now just a couple of dozen more eliminations away from hitting the 103-player mark and the cash.An early leader during one of the Day 1 flights, Rafael Porzecanski was...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 10:27 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Nationalities and other numbers

We've shared a lot of words already this week. Now let's share some numbers.NationalitiesAs always, there are many different nationalities represented among the field -- 35, in fact. Peru is unsurprisingly the most represented with 152 players, with Chile (88), Brazil (87), Argentina (71), Colombi...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 8:00 PM

LAPT7 Peru: There's no such thing as an unwelcome double-up

Short stacks are always in peril in a poker tournament. Of course, whenever players begin a day's play in such a state, they are doubly in danger -- both from other players and from tourney reporters hovering about like vultures, seemingly eager to report news of their demise.In truth the happy doub...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 7:27 PM

LAPT7 Peru: Rise and shine as Day 2 awaits

The sun is out today in picturesque Lima, a somewhat unusual sight as more typically we're greeted with a steel gray cloud cover for our morning walks into the Atlantic City Casino.For the 233 players returning for today's Day 2 of the LAPT Peru Grand Final, being able to survive thus far from the r...more

by Martin Harris on October 17, 2014 5:59 PM

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
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