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LAPT6 Colombia: Delayed gratification for Gutierrez

It's so rare to get two bites at the apple, two chances to grab that brass ring. Players work hard to put themselves in a position to do it even once. The second opportunity could be a lifetime away.Last year, Weider Gutierrez was poised to grab 5 million of 6.6 million total chips in play when four...more

by Dave Behr on June 10, 2013 12:09 AM

LAPT6 Colombia: Oh-so-close for Moscoso

If ever there was a player who visibly, demonstrably wanted to win the LAPT6 Colombia Main Event, it was Miguel Moscoso. He bucked the trend of the conservative, reserved final table today. He was energetic, he was loud, he was rambunctious and most of all he was active. He played lots of pots, put ...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 11:44 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Friends on the rail

Alejandro Arrubarrena was the tightest player at the final table today, according to the statisticians of TVPokerPro, who are streaming the final table. That style might have served him well at a wild and crazy final table, but with most of the table playing that way, it meant that Arrubarrena would...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 10:08 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Luzardo settles for 6th

That was a long, long wait.For the last two hours, the players have been playing very, very cautiously. The chip leader, Miguel Velasco, hasn't played many pots at all. Neither has Alejandro Arrubarrena. Pablo Luzardo has been getting run over after showing an incredibly tight river fold earlier in ...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 9:21 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Roca rocks out

Mayu Roca is no longer the short stack.Roca played only one hand at today's final table. He waited patiently for a shoving hand. It took him long enough to find one that Juan Manuel Pastor played two hands and busted out in 8th place. Yet with the blind approaching and the antes whittling away Roca...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 6:55 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Four kings shepherd Pastor out the door

Sometimes the cards break your way, everyone folds to your bluffs and pays off your monsters, and life is grand. Other times, you run into kings twice in the first orbit of a big buy-in final table and find yourself standing at the cage, waiting to collect 8th-place money as the first player out.Suc...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 6:45 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Run for the money

The cab ride every morning between my hotel and the Casino Allegre takes me about a mile down Avenida Poblado, the main artery of Medellin. This morning, I noticed that the southbound side of the street was completely closed to cars. Joggers, dog-walkers and bicyclists had command of the blacktop on...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 5:12 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Velasco comes from way behind to head final table

It took exactly 7 minutes and 3 seconds of post-dinner play to eliminate the last two players on Day 3 of the 2013 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombia National Poker Championship. When the final eight players return tomorrow, they'll be led by Colombia's own Miguel Velasco.Before we ge...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 2:25 AM

LAPT6 Colombia: Standstill

About an hour and five-five minutes ago, 12 players remained in the Main Event. Everyone in the media was dreaming of an early evening with a meal and some drinks in Parque Lleras, the hip neighborhood of Medellin.The short stacks laughed at that dream.Precisely two players have been eliminated in t...more

by Dave Behr on June 9, 2013 12:30 AM

LAPT6 Colombia: Changing fortunes

German Arias had been living a charmed life the last few days. His big hands held up and netted him the stacks of several opponents in the process. Every decision he made seemed like the correct one and, better yet, worked out.Things have turned against him during the last hour, however. First, hold...more

by Dave Behr on June 8, 2013 10:20 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Team Pro down

We're short one Team PokerStars Pro. Leo Fernandez had been on the feature table all day (if you don't count the 45 minutes at the start of the day when he wasn't here). His stack bumped up, bumped down, bumped up and bumped down. Fernandez finally found himself in a spot that actually made him laug...more

by Dave Behr on June 8, 2013 9:15 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Roca galloping hard

Mayu Roca continues to tear things up at the outer tables. He's flirting with about a million in chips after getting massive river value out of Miguel Velasco for a second time today. Roca's stack puts him just off the pace set by chip leader German Arias. Really, Velasco was just paying Roca back w...more

by Dave Behr on June 8, 2013 8:00 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Latecomers and early-goers

I'm no poker pro. Thanks to Black Friday I'm hardly even a recreational player anymore. I suppose there could be some strategy or some excuses as to why players can't show up on time for the later stages of multi-day tournaments. Maybe. Or maybe they're just tough to wake up or stayed out too late l...more

by Dave Behr on June 8, 2013 6:57 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Set the pieces in motion

No Rafa tennis today. No World Cup qualifying either. After a frenetic Day 2 yesterday at the 2013 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombia National Poker Championship, things should be much calmer and more focused today as the remaining 24 players jockey for position for tomorrow's final-t...more

by Dave Behr on June 8, 2013 5:56 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Arias at the pole after short, weird day

Day 2 of the 2013 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombia National Poker Championship was a weird, weird day. To give you a sense of how weird it was, I can't remember the last time that the field played down to the final 24 players on Day 2 at an LAPT Main Event. Usually Day 2 is a full 1...more

by Dave Behr on June 8, 2013 4:30 AM
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