LAPT8 Chile: Celebrities cashing in

Common poker wisdom describes the early pre-ante levels of a tournament as playing "like a cash game." Indeed, here in Level 4 the antes have just been introduced, but the stacks remain relatively deep with the average above 100 big blinds at the moment.That said, there's more po...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 11:40 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Rodrigo Garrido gathering (again)

Just a few weeks ago I was almost 4,800 miles (about 7,800 km) from where I am today. I was sitting behind my computer, watching the Sunday Million play out and a player named "rportaleoni" top a field of 6,658 to win the tournament and a $166,746.41 first prize. With an avatar s...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 9:34 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Lots of choices for players in Chile

Cards are in the air and players are still arriving as the first level of Day 1A of the LAPT8 Chile Main Event gets started. Among those already taking hands are several familiar faces, including last year's LAPT7 Peru champion Oscar Alache, 2014 WSOP Main Event November Niner an...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 8:09 AM

MPC22: Firing up for more Red Dragon records

Each and every year the team at PokerStars LIVE Macau make bold claims about it being the 'biggest year yet' or say things like 'this next Red Dragon will feature the largest field in the event's history'.It's easy to think this is simply the rhetoric a company doing the best mar...more

by Joshua Bell on March 6, 2015 5:51 AM

LAPT and Estrellas Poker Tours return to action this weekend

The weeks fly by. Just as you begin to chew on the anguish you felt after last week's Sunday Majors (I mean, how could he call?!) another schedule of events comes along to make you think big again. We wouldn't have it any other way. What's more this weekend is the last before the...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 6, 2015 3:49 AM

Team Online and your part in the Ninth Anniversary Sunday Million

If you were on twitter earlier you might have noticed something a bit weird. Members of Team Online were all over it, racing each other to give away large chunks of their winnings--albeit notional winnings. They were apparently unable to restrain themselves, promising to give awa...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 5, 2015 9:09 AM

Dazzling the pros with my bluffing skills

Today wasn't the first time I'd sat down at a poker table with KidPoker, Liv Boeree, Moneymaker, ElkY and Jason Mercier. Despite that, I was only too aware of the slight tremble in my hands and a light film of perspiration forming on my brow. I wondered how on earth I could pull ...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on March 5, 2015 8:16 AM

Monster Pot Report: The 10mil/20mil game

It was always going to be a matter of time before one of the Billionaire Club elite Play Money players stepped up to take on the new 10M/20M game, and after a few weeks of quiet we finally saw two brave high stakes warriors take the plunge. There are very few players that have th...more

by Bob Dix on March 5, 2015 6:42 AM

Bredthauer and Salter among those featured in episode 5 of EPT Monaco

When we first met Sebastian Bredthauer he was the scruffy haired young man from Germany, in Monaco on Frequent Player Points, reaching the money in his first live poker tournament. A few days later he was in the last 24 players. His girlfriend had flown into town, as had his frie...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 5, 2015 5:59 AM

From zero-to-Supernova Elite in 52 days: Quadchrazs on how it's done

On the face of it Martijn "'Quadchrazs" Ardon's record breaking status as a Supernova Elite is spectacular enough. But according to the man himself, it wasn't his plan to set the record on 21 February. No sir. According to Ardon, he was a week late. "I intended to reach it 15 Feb...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 4, 2015 6:48 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

LAPT8 Chile

Day 1A
Level 4: blinds 100/200, ante 25
Players: TBA

MPC22: Red Dragon

MPC22: Red Dragon kicks off at 6:00pm local time Saturday. Stay tuned for live updates!