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LAPT Awards still need your vote

Season 5 of the Latin American Poker Tour is finished, and two of its top players are walking away with top honors in the LAPT Awards. Nevertheless, there are still votes that need counting. Daniel Ospina has won Player of the Year and a season's worth of main event buy-ins. Ospina has long been fig...more

by Brad Willis on January 29, 2013 3:34 PM

LAPT Peru: Jordan Scott wins LAPT Grand Final

Jordan Scott has won the LAPT Grand Final. He started the day as the short stack, but emerged as the champion. Scott laid low at the beginning of the day, getting an early double up while Maxence Debar and Oscar Barriga eliminated everyone else.While Barriga and Debar were knocking players out, Scot...more

by Alex Villegas on November 19, 2012 1:26 AM

LAPT Peru: The final showdown

Things were slow, then really fast.Then things were just regular, Latin America fast. We entered Level 26 with four players and left it with half. Play then went heads-up and -- after a series of double ups -- we got our champion. Shortly after the Level 26 started, we had our first elimination. It ...more

by Alex Villegas on November 19, 2012 12:05 AM

LAPT Peru: Barbero out, four remain

Austin is hosting its first ever Formula 1 race today. There, 24 men will race around in some of the fastest cars known to man. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will start ahead of the pack. He managed to out-qualify the other drivers just more than 1/10th of a second. He'll start the race with the lead,...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 10:00 PM

LAPT Peru: Pole position

Up in Austin, Texas, 24 men are racing around in some of the fastest cars known to man. There, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will start ahead of the pack. He managed to out-qualify the pack, he did so by just more than 1/10th of a second. He'll start the race with the lead, but any mishap, any tiny mi...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 9:08 PM

LAPT Peru: Sunday driving

The breakneck speed that dominated the first three days of the tournament has slowed down a bit.We don't know if all action slows down on Sundays here, but we do know the slowdown is partly due to the low speed limits. We got to the final eight so quickly that stacks are relatively large compared to...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 7:31 PM

LAPT Peru: Season 5 ends today

Here we are. After three days of poker, we have our final eight players. We've reached more than that though. After eight months and four other events throughout Latin America, we've reached the final table of the LAPT Grand Final.Season 5 ends here, today.Not only is there $187,300 up for grabs, th...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 5:28 PM

LAPT Peru: Debar dominates, Barbero seeks third title

Well, that went by quickly. The tournament flow has resembled the traffic here in Lima. Fast and dangerous with lots of gas. We got down to our final table in just about four full levels of play today. There were 24 players that took a seat in the tournament area at noon today, only 2 minutes were ...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 12:36 AM

LAPT Peru: Never surrender

"That was the craziest hand of any LAPT ever," said our Brazilian blogger, Sergio Prado. There was a big crowd by the non-feature table and a seemingly larger pile of chips on the table. Action was on the wild Frenchman, Maxence Debar. Debar was deep in thought and the board showed all low cards.Th...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 10:58 PM

LAPT Peru: A slice of history

"One out of every 16 times I make history," said Team PokerStars Pro, Jose "Nacho" Barbero. We've gotten down to 16 players and our final two tables are set. One of those 16 is Nacho Barbero. With only two tables, chances are pretty good that Barbero gets a tough draw. He managed to avoid the wild F...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 9:29 PM

LAPT Peru: The 8 percent

Players at the LAPT might start protesting soon.During the first level of play, a disproportionate amount of stack growth went to the top 8 percent of players.These players also happen to be two of the youngest players in the tournament. Coincidence? Conspiracy? We may never know. What we do know is...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 7:18 PM

LAPT Peru: Peru leads, Barbero looks for number three

It's another warm day in Lima. The streets are bustling and construction is going on, business as usual.But in the Atlantic City Casino, there's a tiny roped off section in the poker room that's blasting U2. The area is roped off because it's holding spectators away from the final 24 players of the...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 5:27 PM

LAPT Peru: Another day, another Peruvian

No jinx.Players came back from dinner break well-fed and ready for poker. Thirty-four players returned, and after only 58 minutes of play, we were down to our final 24 players. Also, for the second day in a row, a Peruvian is leading the pack.Yesterday, Marcelo Marchan finished the day as our chip ...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 3:06 AM

LAPT Peru: Red, white and food

Players are just returning from dinner break, and as we've mentioned before, the food in Peru is fantastic.Peru is known as the gastronomic capital of Latin America and no other country objects. The country's cuisine has Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese roots blended with a bit of local spice...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 1:33 AM

LAPT Peru: Rapid burster

In life, there are several things you don't want bursting early.A childhood sense of wonder, water balloons and appendixes all fit this category. Tournament bubbles do not. We've seen bubbles go on for hours and others burst in a single hand. But this tournament didn't even get down to hand-for-han...more

by Alex Villegas on November 16, 2012 10:54 PM
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