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LAPT Punta del Este final table player profiles

Seat 1: Rafael Lopes Monteiro, Brazil (PokerStars Player) - 810,000Rafael Lopes Monteiro from Florianopolis, Brazil splits his time between poker and his studies. The 22-year-old student has been playing poker (mostly online) for the better part of three years. Monteiro's career live tournament earn...more

by Brad Willis on August 7, 2011 4:10 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: PokerStars qualifier Alex Manzano tops largest-ever LAPT fie

If you spent any time inside the ballroom at the Sheraton WTC this week, it was clear that the natives had one thing on their mind-- crowning a Brazilian LAPT champion. After four seasons in the southern hemisphere, a Brazilian player had yet to bring home an LAPT title, but with more than 60% of t...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 21, 2011 1:43 AM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 25-30 live updates (Blinds 60,000-120,000-10,000)

9:38pm: Alex Manzano wins LAPT Sao Paulo in shocking final handAlex Manzano came in for a raise to 270,000 pre-flop and Joao Neto made the call. On a 3♦2♠2♣ flop, Neto check-called a 275,000 bet. Neto then check- called a 615,000 bet on the 7♣ turn. The river was the 4♦. Neto checked, and ...more

by Brad Willis on February 21, 2011 1:32 AM

LAPT Sao Paulo final table player profiles

The LAPT Saou Paulo event's field was bigger than any other in the four season history. Of the 536 players who started on Day 1, only remain. Five of the players are Brazilian. If one of those players should win, it will be the first time a Brazilian has won an LAPT event. Look below to see the prof...more

by Brad Willis on February 20, 2011 5:19 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Csome looking to deny Brazil title at final table

Brazil is ready to make history. It announced its intentions when it packed this record-breaking tournament with its countrymen. At its beginnings, the main event was made up of 60% Brazilian people. Now, with the final table in place, Brazilians are sitting in five of the eight seats and stand a de...more

by Brad Willis on February 19, 2011 11:49 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 23-24 live updates (Blinds 20,000-40,000-5,000)

9:15pm: Colonese out, final table setWith only a few hands left before he blinded off, Fabio Colonese got his last 110,000 in with J♣8♥. He got called in three spots. Everybody checked the Q♦7♦A♥ flop. On the T♥ turn, Leandro Csome led out and pushed everyone else form the pot. He held ...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 19, 2011 11:26 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 19-22 live updates (Blinds 10,000-20,000-3,000)

5:18pm: BreakPlayers are now on a 15-minute break. We'll be moving into a new post on the home page. Join us there. --BW5:13pm: Velasquez goes down to acesAfter cracking Gerardo Godinez's aces earlier, Crisitan Velasquez might have had it coming to him. In this case, 'twas a bit of a cooler for him...more

by Brad Willis on February 19, 2011 7:24 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Manzano leads the Day 2 charge

There's a legend in the poker world called the "curse of the Day 1 chip leader." We've seen it happen dozens of times. Guy or gal runs incredibly well, bags up an insanely large stack, and goes on to spew it all off by the end of Day 2. It's a sad, but all-too-often true. As Day 2 kicked off, all e...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 19, 2011 1:26 AM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 15-19 live updates (Blinds 5,000-10,000-1,000)

10:24pm: Mancini busts to end dayAmos Ben's pocket queens just held up against Angelo Mancini's K♥J♦ to send Mancini out in 25th and end the day. We'll have a wrap and chip counts soon. --BW10:13pm: Manzano catches lucky to bust TorresIt doesn't seem to matter what Alex Manzano is holding. He's ...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 19, 2011 1:22 AM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 11-14 live updates (Blinds 1,500-3,000-400)

4:19pm: Break timeWe're now on a 15-minute break. We'll be moving on to a new post on the home page.--BW4:17pm: Et tu, Humberto? 4:09pm: Colonese KOs twoA short-stacked player open-shoved for his last 50,000 and the cutoff moved all-in behind him for about 150,000. The action folded around t...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 18, 2011 6:42 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Csome tops record-breaking Day 1

There is big, and there is the Latin American Poker Tour event in Sao Paulo. There is huge and there is the record-breaking Day 1 of this Season 4 kick-off. There's every other event that's ever happened on the LAPT, and there's what happened today. For the first time in LAPT history, the starting f...more

by Brad Willis on February 18, 2011 1:36 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 9-10 live updates (Blinds 500-1,000-100)

12:01am: Done and dustedAccording to the tournament clock, 172 players survived Day 1 of the LAPT Sao Paulo. Our runaway chip leader is Argentina's Leandro Csome, who made a sensational run to finish up with 271,100 in chips. His closest competition appears to be Emerson Baroni, who bagged up 206,0...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 18, 2011 2:19 AM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 5-8 live updates (Blinds 300-600-100)

9:42pm: Ma-ma-ma-my BaroniIn case you were wondering what chip leader Emerson Baroni looks like, here's how to picture him in your imaginary game of "if I were playing in Sao Paulo."--BW9:37pm: Time to tourWith his chips now scattered about the room, Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari has time to do ...more

by Kristin Bihr on February 17, 2011 11:53 PM

LAPT Sao Paulo: Levels 1-4 live updates (Blinds 100-200-25)

4:15pm: Break timePlayers are on a 15-minute break. We'll be moving to a new post for levels 5-8.4:07pm: Full prize pool informationWe now have the full list for LAPT Sao Paulo.The R$ 2,391,630 prize pool will go to the top 64 finishers of this event. Winners will walk away with a minimum of R$ 9,57...more

by Brad Willis on February 17, 2011 6:24 PM

LAPT set to make Sao Paulo even bigger

Sao Paulo is a city of people--a lot of people. There is no more populated place in the Earth's southern hemisphere. There are more than eleven million people inside the city's border, not to mention the millions more in the greater metropolitan area. With nearly 19 million faces in and around the ...more

by Brad Willis on January 25, 2011 3:04 PM