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LAPT Mar del Plata: Dominik Nitsche makes quick work of the final table to b

by Change100 and Brad WillisFor this Nitsche, God is not dead. Dominic Nitsche is 18 years old. He is still in high school. Heck, he may have some homework to finish after this. And after playing in his first ever live tournament, he's an LAPT champion. After he knocked out fellow big stack Mark Io...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 19, 2009 10:50 PM

LAPT Mar de Plata: Nitsche wallops Day 2 for final table lead

We don't know what to say. This hardly ever happens to us. We don't know how to react when it happens this fast. It usually lasts a lot longer. We promise.Somehow we managed to dispatch 52 players in less than seven hours of playing time. Using the word "somehow" there may be a bit disingenuous, bec...more

by Brad Willis on April 19, 2009 3:58 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Level 13-14 live updates

This is a live blog of the LAPT Mar del Plata Grand Final, brought to you by bloggers Brad Willis and Change100. This post will updated on a regular basis. Click refresh for the latest information. Blinds 1,500-3,000/300Last updated: 3:48pm3:48pm--Mark Ioli seizes the chip leadWith a K♥J♥7♣ f...more

by Brad Willis on April 18, 2009 8:06 PM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Level 11-12 live updates

This is a live blog of the LAPT Mar del Plata Grand Final, brought to you by bloggers Brad Willis and Change100. This post will updated on a regular basis. Click refresh for the latest information. Blinds 1,000-2,000/150Last updated: 1:20pm1:34pm-- Adios, Senor RosenkrantzCosta Rican poker legend J...more

by Brad Willis on April 18, 2009 6:17 PM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Robin Chesne leads the Day 1b pack

Outside the Casino Central, it was a sparkling, sunny day. Cool ocean breezes announced the arrival of fall. Couples walked hand in hand down the Avenida Peralta Ramos, enjoying their Friday afternoon. Sea lions barked a few meters offshore. But inside the poker room, a man sat with an umbrella o...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 18, 2009 5:56 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Two stories with kings

We're getting close to the end and the evening is paralleling last night pretty well. There was post-supper craziness followed by a food come lull followed by a dramatic lock-down by the people looking to make Day 2.A few minutes ago, we saw two nearly identical hands with quite different results. T...more

by Brad Willis on April 18, 2009 4:10 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: How have the mighty fallen

It seemed like hours ago when Chris Moneymaker sidled up to Joe Hachem's table, joking that he needed to bust quickly because they needed three more players for a satellite out in the poker room. Oh wait... it was. Hachem was short-stacked then, but managed to survive for several levels. Anytime ...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 18, 2009 4:07 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: BrenesWatch, Part 3 (Adios, Humberto)

Alas, there is now but one Brenes remaining in the field. Short-stacked for some time now, Humberto Brenes moved all in for roughly 12,000 and the action was folded to David Schechter on the button, who went into a lengthy think. "I have a good hand, Humberto" he said. "Please call! I need to doub...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 18, 2009 3:27 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Gone but not gone

So, Team PokerStars Pro Maria "maridu" Mayrinck busted yesterday during Day 1A, but that doesn't mean she is forgotten. In fact, she's pretty easy to remember, what with her playing a side tournament right in front of us.Since she wasn't able to stick around for long yesterday, the PokerStars video ...more

by Brad Willis on April 18, 2009 2:54 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Go big or go home

Alexandre Gomes didn't exactly get the easiest table draw today. He started the day with Veronica Dabul and Leo Fernandez on his immediate left and though Dabul busted a few hours ago on the baddest of beats, Fernandez is still well in this thing with over 31,000 in chips. The former corporate atto...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 18, 2009 2:25 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: The big move

Greatness is not simply a matter of survival. Greatness comes from prospering while others merely struggle to stay afloat. While your countrymen tiptoe around expandiing sinkholes, you build high rises. It's not necessarily the Art of War, but we're only talking about poker, so it'll do.That is sim...more

by Brad Willis on April 18, 2009 1:44 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Viva Leo!

If there's one thing we've learned about Leo Fernandez today, it's this. The man is a short-stack ninja. Crippled to only 1,100 in chips only moments after cards went in the air when his flopped two pair were outdrawn on the turn, Fernandez didn't allow that early beat to shake him and has been ha...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 18, 2009 1:07 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Sir, you have an umbrella on your head

Earlier today, we brought you the story of Zach Hall, the man with the umbrella on his head.Frankly, simply having an umbrella-headed kid in the house is reason enough to come to these things.Still, we like having a bit of an explanation for the sartorial decision.With that, we give you an intervie...more

by Brad Willis on April 18, 2009 12:05 AM

LAPT Mar del Plata: Sick in any language

We can't pinpoint exactly what's happened, but the Central Casino's matrix just went loopy. In the past 15 minutes, the word "hot-blooded' as been uttered more than a couple times. After one and half days of play, this room is finally coming unglued.People are screaming, cursing, and trying to restr...more

by Brad Willis on April 17, 2009 11:50 PM

LAPT Mar del Plata: BrenesWatch, Part 2

Roberto Brenes is the smallest, youngest, and by far the quietest member of the Brenes clan. Though he picked up the family last-longer honors in his last LAPT appearance in Vina del Mar, Chile, he unfortunately will not be able to claim that title again here at the LAPT Grand Final in Mar del Plat...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 17, 2009 9:15 PM
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