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LAPT Rosario: Final table player profiles

lapt-promo.gifOut of the 254 players who started the LAPT Grand Final in Rosario, Argentina, only eight remain.

The final table players come from around South America, the USA, and Sweden. They have many final tables among them, but only one, Matthias Habernig, has an LAPT championship.

For a better look at the people competing for this year's Grand Final title, see the profiles below.


LAPT Rosario: Final table player profiles


Seat 1: Roberto Bianchi (Argentina) 1,242,000
Roberto Bianchi, 42, works in a distributor of office supplies. He has played poker since he was 17 years old. He started off playing five-card draw in a friendly game and has worked his way up to LAPT stardom. He has won four major tournaments in Argentina and played four LAPT events in Costa Rica, Peru, Punta del Este, and this Argentina. His best finish before the Grand Final was a 23rd place finish in Punta del Este.

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Seat 2: William Ross (USA) 352,000
William Ross, 26, is a PokerStars Supernova Elite. He is on track to earn 1.25 million VIP Player Points this year. When he isn't final tabling LAPT events, he grinds 20 tables of cash games or SNGs. Most of his success has come online, but he does have a cash at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Ross bought in to the LAPT event with his Frequent Player Points. Had never been to South America and thought this would be a good opportunity to make the trip. Turns out, he was right.

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Seat 3: Ivan Saul (Argentina) 179,000
Ivan Saul, 35, is a businessman. He's been playing poker for around five years and focuses most of his efforts on cash games. He has two WSOP cashes and a fouth place finish at LAPT Punta del Este.

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Seat 4: Nico Fierro (Chile) 406,000
Nico Fierro spent many an hour of the Grand Final as chip leader. Known as PKaiser on PokerStars, Fierro won the Super Tuesday event for $76,000 last spring. One of Chile's best-known online players, Fierro is a soft-spoken player who has proven his ability to weather the swings of live tournament play.

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Seat 5: Matthias Habernig (Austria) 463,000
Matthias Habernig is 19 and from Klagenfurt in Austria. He is looking for back-to-back championships on the LAPT after winning the event in Florianopolis, Brazil last month. Having played online since he was 18, before his LAPT win, he counted among his career highlights a $11 re-buy win on PokerStars and cashing in a $1,000 side event at LAPT Lima.

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Seat 6: Martin Sansour (Peru) 952,000
Martin Sansour hails from Peru and has already gotten close to an LAPT final table before. He placed 13th at the event in Punta del Este earlier this year. His final table here at the Grand Final will mark the biggest live cash of his poker career.

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Seat 7: Bolivar Palacios (Panama) 1,000,000
Bolivar Palacios, born and still living in Santiago de Veraguas, Panamá was an industrial engineer for five months until he received a check for $300 and deposited it online. Since that deposit, he has cashed for $350,000 in lifetime winnings online. Now a professional poker player for a year, he has two final tables under his belt. He took seventh place in the LAPT Mexico event and played another in Season 2 in Punta del Este. He think he is a better online tourney player than live tournament player, but he seems to be proving his theory wrong so far this week. He is a member of the "rat pack of Panama" along with his best friends, Jose Severino, Victor Lemos and Jose Miguel de la Guardia.

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Seat 8: Daniel Ades (Argentina) 514,000
Daniel Ades, 62, is a man who has made his money in textiles. He only started playing serious poker when in his late 50s. With five years of poker experience, he focuses his efforts in no-limit hold'em tournaments.

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