Latin American Poker Tour

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 poker being played nea...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 showing an adorable i...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 and eighth-place finis...more

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

LAPT8 Chile: It's almost time! Day 1A awaits

It's March. The sun is out. The flowers are growing. And we've returned once again to la Ciudad Jardín -- the Garden City -- a.k.a. beautiful Viña del Mar, Chile, where Season 8 of the Latin American Poker Tour continues today.Time for poker!The LAPT got a head start this season with the first ever ...more

by Martin Harris on March 6, 2015 6:04 AM

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
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Live Tournament Coverage

LAPT8 Chile

Day 1A
Level 6: blinds 200/400, ante 50
Players: 112 of 143
Late registration open until start of Level 7

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