Latin American Poker Tour

LAPT announces full Season 8 schedule

It's been just a few days since the Latin American Poker Tour crowned its first-ever Bahamas champion and first champion of Season 8. Now the LAPT is ready to talk about what's next. Today, the LAPT announced its remaining stops for the year, including a brand new venue and a slightly new way of doi...more

by Brad Willis on January 19, 2015 7:19 AM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Josh Kay carries the day, wins Main Event, $367K

"I just pretty much let everybody else battle," said Josh Kay, winner of the first ever LAPT Bahamas Main Event, explaining his plan to "hang out until the end."Kay was referring to the situation of coming to the final table with the chip lead versus a formidable group of some of poker's greats, inc...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 6:10 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Kay breaks Finger's momentum, wins heads-up

With a better than 2-to-1 chip lead to start heads-up play, Martin Finger appeared primed to add a Latin American Poker Tour title -- in one of the biggest LAPT Main Events ever -- to his EPT Main Event and Super High Roller wins and WSOP bracelet. And after chipping up further during the first par...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 5:19 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Jedlicka thwarted in third; Finger, Kay heads-up

The Austrian Stefan Jedlicka qualified for this LAPT Bahamas Main Event via a $22 rebuy on PokerStars. That small investment carried him all of the way here to the Atlantis, and after three long days of poker to a third-place finish worth a nifty $158,740.Jedlicka's tournament run came to a conclus...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 4:10 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Paur, Garcia out in back-to-back hands; Finger leads final 3

The final five continued on toward the end of Level 27 with Martin Finger continuing to enjoy a chip lead by a wide margin. Then in a flash came two eliminations within two hands to conclude the level.Both hands involved hands pitting players holding a single ace, although in one the player who was...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 3:16 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Finger targets another; Danchev down in sixth

Pocket aces worked well for chip leader Martin Finger earlier this afternoon -- enabling him to knock out both Mustapha Kanit in eighth and then Jonathan Borenstein in seventh. Then came a hand in which Stefan Jedlicka picked up the rockets, although after an intriguing hand with Taylor Paur things...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 2:52 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Aces again for Finger bounces Borenstein in seventh

Martin Finger comes to this LAPT Bahamas final table with a WSOP bracelet and an EPT Main Event win (and an EPT Super High Roller title, too), giving him a shot at a kinda-sorta-Triple Crown should he come away with the win.If things continue for the rest of the day and night as they've begun for th...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 1:22 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Kanit KO'd in eighth; Finger now in front

The final table's first half-hour was highlighted by a three-way hand involving heavy preflop action and a couple of big folds.Martin Finger had been active in several hands, then opened again from early position for 50,000 holding A♠K♦. Jonathan Borenstein then three-bet to 130,000 from the bu...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 12:33 PM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Meet the final eight

The first final table of Season 8 of the Latin American Poker Tour is here. From 736 entries just eight players remain, bringing to the table a variety of backgrounds and poker experience, including a lot of considerable results.It's an eclectic group, but they all have one item in common -- it's t...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 11:54 AM

LAPT8 Bahamas: Hall hits rail in ninth, final table set

Two PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event champions made it to the final nine of this inaugural LAPT Bahamas Main Event -- Galen Hall (2011) and Dimitar Danchev (2013) -- but only one made it the official final table of eight.Hall was ninth of nine in chips to start play once the players redrew ...more

by Martin Harris on January 9, 2015 11:31 AM
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