Latin American Poker Tour

LAPT8 Chile: Oscar Alache captures second LAPT Main Event title in six month

We knew from the start of the potential for great storylines for today's final table of the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event. We noted as much early on when introducing the final eight who had made it. A relatively quick six-and-a-half hours later, that potential was realized and then so...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 3:13 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Teixeira terrific, takes second; Alache earns title #2

Renata Teixeira maintaned the chip lead during the first half-hour of heads-up play versus Oscar Alache as the pair kept the pots small. Two players, one trophyThen came a hand in which Alache manage to draw out a full house, aces full of fours, and earned some value with a river bet to close the ga...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 2:16 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Teixeira knocks out Venegas; heads-up with Alache for title

The pace to start Level 29 slowed somewhat, with Oscar Alache maintaining his lead, Renata Teixeira remaining second, and Javier Venegas third. Teixera used a six-high straight to beat Venegas's five-high straight to close the gap with Alache and make Venegas a shorter stack. Then came a hand in wh...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 1:10 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Barbero busts in fourth; third-title quest thwarted

After the excitement resulting in the elimination of Justo Esquivel in fifth, the remaining four players paused proceedings to talk about a deal. Here were the counts at that point:Renata Teixeira (Brazil) -- 2,875,000Oscar Alache (Chile) -- 2,725,000Nacho Barbero (Argentina) -- 1,325,000Javier Vene...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 12:23 PM

LAPT8 Chile: Esquivel eliminated in fifth; Teixeira takes chip lead

The first 15 minutes of Level 28 were drama-filled as the blinds and antes have increased to a point -- 30,000/60,000 and 10,000 -- where the short stacks were forced to act.The action started just as the level began. After an Oscar Alache opening raise, Javier Venegas pushed all in for about 1.2 m...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 11:22 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Chauriye stopped in sixth; Alache still in front

Three of the five players from Chile at this final table have been eliminated, leaving two more (Oscar Alache and Justo Esquivel), two Argentinians (Javier Venegas and Nacho Barbero), and one from Brazil (Renata Teixeira).The first hand of Level 27 saw Esquivel reraise-shoving and collecting. Then i...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 10:57 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Quezada crushed in seventh, Teixeira taking from table

Renata Teixeira's last name is pronounced tay-SHARE-ah. Far from sharing, though, she's taking and taking so far at today's LAPT Chile Main Event final table, and in fact has catapulted all of the way up to second position after starting the day as the table's short stack.Renata TeixeiraWe might wel...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 9:34 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Oliver ousted in eighth, Alache ascends

Cards are in the air -- and one player has already left his chair -- at the LAPT Chile Main Event final table.On just the third hand of the day, Rodrigo Oliver opened with a raise for the second time, making it 65,000 to go from under the gun. It folded around to Nacho Barbero in the small blind who...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 8:58 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Meet the final eight

Welcome to the fourth and final day of the LAPT Chile Main Event. From 410 total entries just eight players remain, with one of them today destined to join LAPT Bahamas winner Josh Kay as a Season 8 LAPT champion.With five Chileans, two Argentinians, and one representative from Brazil, a number of i...more

by Martin Harris on March 10, 2015 5:40 AM

LAPT8 Chile: Fabian Chauriye carries chip lead to final table

Day 3 is done at the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event, with the 32 survivors of a 410-entry field having played down to just eight, and the Chilean Fabian Chauriye the one earning the distinction as chip leader heading into the final table.Fabian ChauriyeWhen we last left off, nine were le...more

by Martin Harris on March 9, 2015 5:08 PM
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UKIPT5 Nottingham

Final day starts at noon
Players: 37 of 1,026 (914 uniques, 112 re-entries)
Average stack: 693,000
Congratulations to Ivan Luca winner of the UKIPT5 Nottingham High Roller and £46,800