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LAPT6 Peru: Back to work

It's Friday morning in Lima. The roads are starting to fill with traffic as commuters make their way to their various workplaces here in Peru's picturesque coastal capital. A few hours from now 159 poker players will head back to work as well at the Atlantic City Casino in the heart of the Miraflo...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 3:28 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Kou Claims Lead to Conclude Day 1b

The last hands of Level 10 have been played, the survivors' chips have been counted and bagged, and another exciting day of poker in Peru has come to a close. From Day 1b there were 104 players surviving to join the 55 who made it through Day 1a, and emerging at night's end to bag the most chips fr...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 6:44 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Not a hand to sneeze at

The poker room where the LAPT Peru Main Event is playing out is air conditioned, and even on the cool side. Most players are wearing sweaters or jackets to remain comfortable, such as the Argentinian Martin Centra. Martin CetraSeveral are wearing caps, too, and there are even a few toboggans here ...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 4:44 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Hilu creating some space

With the Day 1b shrinking from 334 entries down to about 200 players, all can now fit inside the main ballroom here at the the Atlantic City Casino. Most of the available tables are filled, and with the tourney staff, cocktail servers, massage therapists, and media criss-crossing in between, things...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 2:47 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Midterm grades for the red spades

Registration has closed for Day 1b, with the chance to re-enter having concluded as well. The big board shows 334 entries altogether today, which added to yesterday's 213 pushes the overall total up close to 550. Official figures -- including prize pool and payout information -- should arrive befo...more

by Martin Harris on August 2, 2013 12:20 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Another stamp for the poker passport

"Considering heading down to Lima, Peru for the LAPT in a few weeks. Would achieve a long time goal of playing poker on six continents."So tweeted Scott Montgomery back in mid-July. Most remember Montgomery as one of the original "November Nine," having made the final table of the 2008 World Serie...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 11:25 PM

LAPT6 Peru: If at first you don't succeed

As mentioned previously, the $1,500+$150 LAPT Peru Main Event is a re-entry tournament. And with two Day 1 flights come extra opportunities for busted players to continue playing by re-entering, if they possess the means and inclination to do so.Late registration remains open for both Day 1 flights...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 9:26 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Call me Ishmael

Chapter 42 of Herman Melville's Moby Dick finds the narrator, Ishmael, meditating at length about "The Whiteness of the Whale," referring, of course, to the beast of the book's title and object of the mad, obsessive quest of the Pequod's captain Ahab.Ishmael's goal in the chapter is to attempt to pu...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 7:43 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Second helping

It's another brisk morning in beautiful Lima. We awake today with thoughts of enjoying another delightful meal or three in this gastronomical capital of the Americas, studying some of the interesting architecture and other sights when again walking over to the Atlantic City Casino a little while fr...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 2:32 PM

LAPT6 Peru: Day 1a belongs to Diaz

The first of two Day 1 flights for the Season 6 LAPT Peru Main Event is done and dusted here at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, and after 10 one-hour levels Peru's own Gabriel Diaz emerged near the end of play as the leader among those bagging up chips. From 213 entrants only 55 remained, with Di...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 6:18 AM

LAPT6 Peru: The hand concludes, the counting begins

Two players, just a few feet apart, separately counting out their stacks. Upon completing the task, one exhales wearily, softly dropping a fist to the felt as if to punctuate an expression of dismay. The other moves more quickly, collecting his chips into columns with a near glee, then stands to c...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 4:33 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Feast and famine

We're all back from dinner, some of us moving perhaps a beat slower than before thanks to a filling meal downstairs at the Eliazar Restaurante.Lima has been referred to by some as the "Gastronomical Capital of the Americas" and from previous visits to the coastal capital we can attest that our dinin...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 3:12 AM

LAPT6 Peru: Team Pro talk and... Sharknado!

It's a little past the halfway point of Day 1a of LAPT6 Peru in Lima. Five one-hour levels are in the books and the sixth is well underway. As good a time as any to look in on our red-spade wearing friends.Actually when it comes to Team PokerStars Pros, it's a little late to be checking in on a c...more

by Martin Harris on August 1, 2013 12:32 AM

LAPT6 Peru: From Las Vegas to Lima come Kawauti and Ortiz

Players from 107 different countries participated in events at this year's World Series of Poker, carrying with them stories about their summer vacations all over the globe.The stories of a couple of those players -- both here today -- have been passed around the room frequently during this first af...more

by Martin Harris on July 31, 2013 10:41 PM

LAPT6 Peru: A roar amid the quiet; Leo felts Robertito

Early levels. Blinds small. Stacks deep. Lots of quiet, small pots coming one after another, with chips passing back and forth a few at a time and stacks slowly growing or becoming depleted by small increments.Such was the scene midway through Level 2 when suddenly action arose at one of the tabl...more

by Martin Harris on July 31, 2013 8:31 PM
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