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LAPT6 Peru: Countrymen in conflict

There are still a few players from Peru left in the field, all hoping to emulate the triumph of Kemal Ferri who won this event for his home country back in Season 4.Recent developments have pitted some of the Peruvians against one another, however, as will necessarily happen in a competition in whic...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 9:48 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Four more out (what the shouts are about)

The end of Level 22 and start of Level 23 were marked by a rapid sequence of knockouts. And shouts, too, as players animatedly responded to the big all-ins and their consequences, as is customary on the LAPT.First Costa Rica's Arturo Morales fell in 21st ($4,440). His end came thanks to a quick tw...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 8:58 PM

LAPT6 Peru: A milly and more for Mubarak

Three more players have fallen during the first part of Level 22 at the LAPT Peru Main Event, trimming the field to 21. Meanwhile Walid Mubarak of Peru -- who took fourth at the inaugural LAPT Panama Main Event in Season 5 -- has moved way out in front to assume the Day 3 chip lead.The first knocko...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 8:24 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Getting closer

The first level of Day 3 is nearly done, with all of the active tables now situated within eyesight of the ultimate goal each of them seek here at the LAPT Peru Main Event.There are multiple trophies sitting near the playing area, actually, including one for "Ganador Evento NLH High Roller" and a fe...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 7:41 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Finding a final table; Day 3 awaits

A huge field of 557 -- the largest ever in terms of entries for a poker tourney in Peru -- has now played down to just 27 in the Season 6 LAPT Peru Main Event, and over the next couple of days from that group a champion will at last emerge.Out of all of those entries 159 players survived to start ye...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 3:45 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Menendez moves up to lead final 27

Another long day of poker has concluded at the Atlantic City Casino where the LAPT6 Peru Main Event marches on. Just 27 players survived the night, and after the dust cleared it was the Argentinian Julian Menendez bagging the most chips with 740,000 after winning a big all-in hand near night's end...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 6:36 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Four more fall

Relatively speaking, Level 19 was slower paced that what has been the case for much of the day, with less frequent eliminations -- just four -- as the field further shrunk down to 32 players.Shortly after the break it was Jacobo Bucaran of Ecuador going out in 36th, having committed all of his chip...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 5:20 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Nacho and Humberto out, 36 remain

Level 18 is done, the field has been reduced to 36, and there are two fewer Team PokerStars Pros among them since our last missive.Jose "Nacho" Barbero -- winner of this event back in Season 3 -- had been enjoying spending his Day 2 with a top five starting stack then maintaining above average chips...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 4:09 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Toranzo tearing it up

The field continues to shrink, with Team PokerStars Pro Christian de León among the fallen in Level 17, his LAPT6 Peru Main Event run ending in 56th place ($2,960).De León had been scrapping with a below average stack for a while, then found himself all in and at risk with 9♠9♥ versus the J♣[...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 3:25 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Akkari cut down, 59 remain

By the time the dinner break arrived tonight just 59 players remained. In other words, exactly 100 were eliminated during the first six levels of the day, thereby bursting the bubble (at 88).Players are now back from their evening meals, the lines at the buffet for those who stuck close to the Atla...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 2:00 AM

LAPT6 Peru: The Team's travails

Today began with five Team PokerStars Pros plus two more members of Team Online still part of the field with 159 players remaining. All seven of them were still around almost four levels into play today when the cash bubble burst and just 88 players remained. More than 20 players have by now hit t...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 12:50 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Lozano loses out

It happened quickly, too quickly, in fact, for much suspense to develop or for the short stacks to have time to brood over their situations much at all.The big board reported that 90 players remained, meaning two more eliminations and the cash would be reached. Play had been halted, the mano a mano...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 11:19 PM

LAPT6 Peru: The bubble approaches

Play has reached the latter stage of Level 14 with the field having shrunk down to 91 players -- just three off the cash. Here are a few updates from what's been happening as the field has whittled down.Hodali hanging onSamar Hodali finished fifth in the LAPT Peru Main Event back in Season 4. She'...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 10:36 PM

LAPT6 Peru: The tourney journey

As is generally the case on the Latin American Poker Tour, this week's event in Lima has attracted a field mostly comprised of players from Peru and other nearby countries of South America, although some have come from much further to play.The ability to qualify online to LAPT events via PokerStars ...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 8:19 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Empezamos rápido

We're off to a fast start today, with a couple of Team PokerStars Pros claiming some big pots early on in the first level of the day.Three Team Pros began the day in the top 10 among the 159 players who began Day 2 -- Jose "Nacho" Barbero, Leo Fernandez, and Christian "El Grillo" de León, all with m...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 7:20 PM
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