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LAPT Lima: Day 4 live updates, Levels 27-29

6:43pm: Kemal Ferri wins!The gradual chipping away of Raul Pino's stack that characterized the almost-half-hour of heads-up play had left the Panamanian with around 800,000, small change compared to Kemal Ferri's 6 million-ish stack. Finally, Pino pushed that stack all in from the button, and Ferri...more

by Martin Harris on April 18, 2011 1:38 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 4 live updates, Levels 24-26

3:10pm: Players take a 15-minutes breakSmoke' em if you got 'em.2:45pm: Chatting with Karlo LopezThe lovely Lynn Gilmartin spoke with PokerStars Team Online Karlo Lopez....2:33pm: Chip counts with six leftNot too much to report from the last 20 minutes, other than to say the two short stacks, Pablo ...more

by Martin Harris on April 17, 2011 9:15 PM

LAPT Lima: Ospina leads field for third day in a row; final table set

On Day 3 of the LAPT Lima, 24 players entered the Octagon and only eight survived. Okay, I took a bit of artistic liberty -- the Octagon was actually the swanky Atlantic City Casino -- but the fighting to the death metaphor still fits. With $207,400 on the line, the fierce action intensified as pla...more

by Martin Harris on April 17, 2011 1:36 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 3 live updates, Levels 23-24

6:36pm: Mayu Roca eliminated in 9th; final table setMayu Roca had not been able to do much more than tread water since the move to the nine-handed table, and was still sitting with just under 300,000 when he open-pushed all in from middle position. Samar Hodali, sitting to his left, announced she...more

by Martin Harris on April 17, 2011 12:49 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 3 live updates, Levels 21-22

4:37pm: Break timeTen are left, eight of whom will be coming back for tomorrow's final table. Let's take 15 minutes to think on it.4:36pm: Hugo Kahan eliminated in 11th placeOn the final hand of Level 22, Hugo Kahan opened with a raise to 56,000 from under the gun, and the table folded back aroun...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 10:52 PM

LAPT Lima: Day 3 live updates, Levels 18-20

2:20pm: Players take a 15-minute breakSmoke 'em if you got 'em. We believe it might bring you luck to do so.2:15pm: Slowing downWe had eight bustouts in the first 90 minutes of play, but since then, the action stagnated. 16 players remain.2:02pm: Lerner avoids going up in smokeDerek Lerner open-sh...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 8:34 PM

LAPT Lima: Ospina On Top (Once Again) For Day 2

Day 2 was moving day at the LAPT Lima. 116 players survived the cut on Day 2 out of the original 350 runners, but 68 of those unfortunate players would fail to make the money. The top 48 places paid out, but it wouldn't be until the fifth level before the money bubble finally burst.Daniel Ospina fr...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 6:18 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 2 live updates, Levels 17-18

8:51pm: Schernthaner out in 25th; play concludesWith a few minutes left in Level 18, we've had our final elimination of the night.Daniel Lerner had just doubled through the German, Michael Schernthaner, a few hands before after winning a race with A♥K♣ versus Schernthaner's Q♠Q♦. On that o...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 3:07 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 2 live updates, Levels 14-16

6:44pm: Players take a breakThe final 35 players are on a 15-minute break. The staff will also be removing the pink 500 denomination chips from play.6:35pm: Down to 35 players; Recent eliminationsHere are the most recent eliminations. Each earned $3,870:39th - Andrey Lobzhanidze38th - David Rojas37...more

by Martin Harris on April 16, 2011 12:50 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 2 live updates, Levels 11-13

3:15pm: Level 13 ends; 70 remain3:01pm: Fernandez still fightingTeam PokerStars Pro Leo Fernandez began today on the super short stack, built up over 100,000, then had slipped back down into below-average territory. We just came upon another reversal of fortune for Fernandez. We didn't see at wha...more

by Martin Harris on April 15, 2011 9:21 PM

LAPT Lima: Ospina Overwhelms On Day 1

The LAPT returned to Lima, Peru for the a second season in a row, and Peru has quickly become one of the most popular stops on the international circuit. It's easy to see why because everywhere you look, a waiter is thrusting a plate of ceviche at you face, along with hurling multiple rounds of Pisc...more

by Martin Harris on April 15, 2011 7:51 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 1 live updates, Levels 6-10

12:11am: Bag 'em up!We're done! It looks as though approximately 120 players have made it through to tomorrow's Day 2, with Daniel Ospina sporting what looks to be the biggest stack in the room with 264,200. Stay tuned for more details, including a full recap of today's action.Daniel Ospina12:05am...more

by Martin Harris on April 15, 2011 7:02 AM

LAPT Lima: Day 1 live updates, Levels 1-5

5:33pm: Some chippiesLeo Fernandez 29kMarcelo Dabus 23kAlex Gomes 22kFrancisco Rios 74kJose Rosenkrantz 20kTwinCaracas 23kDaniela Zapielo 50kHumberto Brenes 58kDerek Lerner 50kAlex Brenes 51kRoberto Brenes 48kGualter Salles 7kAngel Guillen 32kAndre Akkari 23kAarron Lerner 30kFreddy Torres 50kJorge L...more

by Brad Willis on April 15, 2011 12:10 AM

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