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LAPT6 Colombia: Esquivel's up top as the final horn sounds

His name is Luis Hernan Esquivel. He is from Chile and today he was wearing a pinkish-red sweatshirt. By the end of Day 1a of the 2013 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombia National Poker Championship he had accumulated 214,600, good for the overnight chip lead. He also had acquired a Po...more

by Dave Behr on June 6, 2013 6:14 AM

LAPT6 Colombia: Shine bright like an emerald

When I tap a player on the shoulder in this part of the world, my first question invariably is, "¿Hablas ingles?" Although I speak enough Spanish to get by, I've learned that it's often easier to converse in English if the player speaks English. Some don't, and so then sentences in broken Spanish be...more

by Dave Behr on June 6, 2013 3:39 AM

LAPT6 Colombia: Cards don't speak

Beginning poker players tend to fall into two categories: those who bluff way too much and those who don't bluff nearly enough. Finding the right balance of bluffing frequency is quite a challenge, and recognizing the optimum times to deploy the bluff is no less difficult. They are skills that separ...more

by Dave Behr on June 6, 2013 2:38 AM

LAPT6 Colombia: Not quite as regular

It's a busy time of year in the poker world. Events that take place anywhere outside of Las Vegas butt heads with the World Series of Poker, which kicked off a week ago. I know what a great product the LAPT puts out - I've been covering events on tour since Season 2 - but I also know that it's toug...more

by Dave Behr on June 5, 2013 11:19 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Blogger meets Dogger

Somehow, in two previous trips to Medellin, I have failed to write about the hot dog vendor at the Allegre Casino. That oversight ends now.Everyone in the poker world seems to be trending towards healthy eating over the course of the last year. It all started with All American Dave at the World Seri...more

by Dave Behr on June 5, 2013 10:07 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Taking a shot

Despite what "they" say about assuming things, I'm going to assume that if you're a regular reader of this blog, your poker skill is higher than that of the average recreational player. That's a good starting point for a post recently written by Brad Willis, the PokerStars Head of Blogging, called "...more

by Dave Behr on June 5, 2013 9:14 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Where Angel doesn't fear to tread

In South America, football is life. I'm not talking about that peculiarly American version of the game with runs, passes and tackles. I'm talking about the world's game - soccer, as it's called in the U.S. Footballers are gods in this part of the world. LAPT players were given an object lesson in th...more

by Dave Behr on June 5, 2013 7:47 PM

LAPT6 Colombia: Strike up the music

Taxis are a way of life in big cities, especially when you travel. This morning, for the 1.5-mile trip from my hotel in Medellin, Colombia to the Casino Allegre, host venue for the Latin American Poker Tour PokerStars.net Colombia National Poker Championship, my cab driver was a thin, weathered man ...more

by Dave Behr on June 5, 2013 6:19 PM
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