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LAPT6 Peru: Patricio Rojas rolls to victory

There might have been a temptation to overlook start-of-day chip leader Patricio Rojas of Chile before play began for today's Latin American Poker Tour Main Event final table at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru.That's no slight to Rojas, even though some might have looked upon the fact that he...more

by Martin Harris on August 5, 2013 12:22 AM

LAPT6 Peru: So close! Pardo runner-up at fourth LAPT final table; Rojas wins

When the day began we noted the presence of Rafael Pardo, the Colombian who was coming to his career fourth LAPT Main Event final table. That puts him one behind the overall leader in that category, Team PokerStars Pro Jose "Nacho" Barbero, and immediately garners him respect among his peers as a p...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 11:19 PM

LAPT6 Peru: No victory for Victor, Lay out in third

Level 29 is done, marked by three big all-ins, all full of drama and third reducing the field down to a final two.With Patricio Rojas enjoying a big chip lead three-handed, both Rafael Pardo and Victor Jesus Lay weren't left with too many options before the flop besides folding or shoving.Down to ab...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 10:46 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Chauriye cut down in fourth

When play began today there were two Chileans among the final eight, start-of-day leader Patricio Rojas and Ricardo Chauriye. The pair happened to be seated next to each other to start the day, and in fact both had indicated on their bio sheets how they'd like to make it to heads-up against one ano...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 10:12 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Diver down, four remain

After more than 28 one-hour levels of poker to make the final five, it was a tumultuous final 15 minutes for Scott Diver before finally falling in fifth.The sequence began well for the Canadian. After Victor Jesus Lay raised to 300,000 from under the gun, it folded to Diver in the big blind who pus...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 9:43 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Spitsyn stopped in sixth, Pardo pushes up

Level 28 is done, and with it the run of the Russian Andrey Spitsyn is over as well with a sixth-place finish.The Colombian Rafael Pardo -- here today at his fourth career LAPT final table -- had been chipping up all day to move up close to 2 million and begin to challenge for the chip lead.Then nea...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 9:02 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Noriega out in seventh, collects bonus after deal

The Peruvian Carlos Noriega entered today's final day as the short stack out of the final eight players. But he took his seat and battled gamely, all the while once again sitting behind the eyeglasses-wearing octopus he kept close to his chip stack for the entire tournament.Noriega's run has ended ...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 8:31 PM

LAPT6 Peru: No second title for Menendez, out in eighth

The rest of Level 27 provided some thrills, including the first elimination of the final table, one guaranteeing that Team PokerStars Pro Jose "Nacho" Barbero would continue as the only player ever to win two LAPT Main Events.There were four big all-ins as the level played out. Three survived.First...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 7:55 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Slow and steady

With a little extra time being taken with final preparations and introductions of the final eight players at the LAPT Peru Main Event, the tourney was a little slow getting started today with the first hand of the final table not dealt until about 12:30 p.m. local time.Play has started slowly as wel...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 7:18 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Meet the final eight

We arrived for yesterday's Day 3 along with 27 players, survivors from the massive field of 557 entries for the Season 6 LAPT Peru Main Event. Not knowing what to expect, we resisted making predictions about how long it might take to play down to a final eight. But once the day began it was clear ...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 4:06 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Final table set, Rojas leads final eight

A fast day of play at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru has concluded and just eight players remain with hopes of claiming the next Latin American Poker Tour Main Event trophy. Of that group Patricio Rojas of Chile currently enjoys the chip lead with a stack of 2,165,000, but if today's wild a...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 1:59 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Ibanez bubbles

The nine-handed not-quite-final final table played through a few orbits, crossing the half-hour mark as the chips moved back and forth across the table and Chile's Patricio Rojas pushed up over 2 million to assume the chip lead. Carlos Noriega, positioned in the five seat with the smallest stack at...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 1:10 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Fernandez, Fuentes, Postigo fall; 9 remain

Aside from a few fleeting stretches of calm here and there, it's been an afternoon of mostly uninterrupted all-ins and bustouts as the 27 starters have already played down to just nine players before the fifth one-hour level of the day could finish.Three more quick knockouts marked the second half o...more

by Martin Harris on August 4, 2013 12:09 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Down to a dozen

Three quick knockouts at the start of Level 25 have reduced the field to just a dozen players.First came a double-knockout hand with William Saba of Peru going out in 15th ($6,140) and Julio Grimau of Argentina being eliminated in 14th ($6,720). As reported earlier, Saba lost a huge hand versus Jul...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 11:52 PM

LAPT6 Peru: One step at a time

After Victor Jesus Lay maintained the chip lead for a while with a stack hovering around 1.3 million, start-of-day-3 chip leader Julian Menendez regained the top spot after winning a huge all-in hand versus William Saba.That one saw Menendez overcome Saba's pocket kings with A♥Q♠ when an ace ap...more

by Martin Harris on August 3, 2013 11:07 PM
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