Latin American Poker Tour

LAPT: Season 8 to begin in Bahamas

PokerStar today announced a new Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) event that will take place as part of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). The PCA event will replace the LAPT Grand Final, which has been canceled in a mutual agreement between PokerStars and Mantra Resort & Casino. Season 8 of t...more

by LAPT staff on August 13, 2014 8:15 AM

LAPT7 Panama: Fabian fabulous! Ortiz becomes second ever two-time LAPT champ

After a three-hour final table bubble concluded play on Day 3, the final day of this season's Latin American Poker Tour Panama Main Event promised a quick start thanks to the several short stacks returning for the eight-handed final table. It also promised the possibility of some LAPT history, with...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2014 3:12 PM

LAPT7 Panama: Ortiz outlasts Olvera, makes history with second LAPT title

It had taken just 26 hands to play down from eight players to two at the LAPT7 Panama Main Event. And when Guillermo Olvera and Fabian Ortiz returned to begin heads-up, it soon appeared as though they might only need one more to end it.Following an Olvera open for 200,000, Ortiz called and the pair...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2014 2:32 PM

LAPT7 Panama: Haber hits rail in third; Ortiz leads to start heads-up

They're taking a break now. But our heads are all still spinning.Speaking of heads, the LAPT Panama Main Event is now already down to heads-up within less than two hours after the final table began, and Fabian Ortiz enjoys a huge chip advantage as he continues his quest for a second LAPT title.Imme...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2014 12:14 PM

LAPT7 Panama: Ortiz on a roll as four more fall

The Fabian Ortiz express in running in high gear. Four players were eliminated before Level 29 could finish, with the Argentinian responsible for three of the knockouts.Hogaza hits rail in seventhOn the very next hand after Hugo Lemaire's exit in eighth, a huge three-way hand developed between chip...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2014 11:49 AM

LAPT7 Panama: Hugo Lemaire leaves in eighth; Ortiz still on top

The first half-hour has seen lots of action during the final table's first dozen hands, culminating in the day's first elimination.Rios on a roll early; Ortiz bounces backThe very first hand of the final table saw Ortiz open-raising from the small blind and Rios calling, then Ortiz fired increasingl...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2014 11:03 AM

LAPT7 Panama: Meet the final eight

It has been a great week in Panama City, where in addition to enjoying the local cuisine and friendly people, we've appreciated the ever-growing city skyline and the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal. We've also witnessed a lot of great poker, and after several days of chip stack construction ...more

by Martin Harris on July 27, 2014 7:33 AM

LAPT7 Panama: Fabian Ortiz takes lead to final table, aims for 2nd title

A journey all of the way through the Panama Canal -- from the time a ship gets in line from one ocean to the time it empties out on its way toward another -- generally takes around eight to 10 hours, although in truth such a voyage is essentially a day-long proposition.From ocean to oceanIt's a litt...more

by Martin Harris on July 26, 2014 10:07 PM

LAPT7 Panama: Ecenarro Eliminated, Perez Pushed Out, Brenes Bounced

Three more have fallen post-dinner at the LAPT Panama Main Event, bringing the total field down to nine.Derek Ecenarro began today with the chip lead, and during that wild first hour that saw 16 players fall he steadily accumulated both chips and eliminations. By mid-afternoon, however, the Floridi...more

by Martin Harris on July 26, 2014 7:22 PM

LAPT7 Panama: After two rounds with Ortiz, Russo leads final 12

They've reached the end of Level 24 at the LAPT Panama Main Event, an hour punctuated by a two-round battle between a couple of the current chip leaders, Fabian Ortiz of Argentina and Australia's Nick Russo.In the first hand of the sequence, a J♦4♦7♥ flop drew a bet of 120,000 from Oritz and R...more

by Martin Harris on July 26, 2014 5:01 PM
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