LAPT Team Pro Challenge cash game live blog

by Brad Willis and Change100 The final accounting It was a grand experiment today. We live-blogged a $25/$50/$5 cash game as it played out in front of the television cameras. The minimum buy-in? $10,000. The players? High-rollers from all over the place. When it was all said and done eight hours...more

by Brad Willis on September 27, 2010 8:06 AM

LAPT Rosario: PokerStars qualifier Martin Sansour wins Grand Final

by Brad Willis and Change100 The road to Argentina is the road to the end of the world. Drive far enough down its coasts and through its mountains, and you might just fall off the planet. Oh, sure, there is a greater chance you'll just get frostbite on the South Pole, but frankly, there's not much...more

by Brad Willis on September 26, 2010 3:09 PM

LAPT Rosario: Levels 22-27 updates (25,000-50,000-5,000)

6:50pm: Martin Sansour wins the LAPT Rosario, Bolivar Palacios eliminated in second place On the second hand of heads-up play, Bolivar Palacios open-raised, Martin Sansour moved all-in and Palacios made the call. Palacios: A♦Q♣ Sansour: A♣K♣ Dominated and the LAPT title at risk, Palaci...more

by Brad Willis on September 26, 2010 7:57 AM

LAPT Rosario: Final table player profiles

Out 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 th...more

by Brad Willis on September 26, 2010 7:09 AM

LAPT Rosario: La Mesa Final

If any of our final table players ever dreamt of seeing their name in lights over twenty feet high, well, today they'll get their wish. As the TV crew scrambles to prepare the stage and set up the audience viewing area, another slickly edited video package introducing our eight finalists is playing ...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 26, 2010 6:59 AM

LAPT Rosario: Bianchi leads final table, Habernig goes for back-to-back titles

It's hard to find a Red Bull in South America. I'm sure it's available somewhere, but south of the equator their preferred variety of energy drink comes in a black can emblazoned with a red lightning bolt and the word "SPEED." That's right, folks. Speed in a can. Not everyone was drinking it today b...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 25, 2010 2:07 PM

LAPT Rosario: Levels 17-22 updates (10,000-20,000-2,000)

5:48pm: Final table set With the final table set, the remaining players are taking a break for the night and will return tomorrow to determine the champion. A full wrap of the day is on the way. 5:23pm: Gustavo Flessak eliminated in 9th place, final table set Gustavo Flessak open-shoved for about...more

by Kristin Bihr on September 25, 2010 7:09 AM

LAPT Rosario: In search of the final table

The lights. The bright, shining, make-you-squint lights. Those are usually the first indication that the stakes have changed. When TV cameras and big boom microphones appear in your face, the chip bags are stuffed with big denomination fichas, and every bustout gets you so much closer to fame, the l...more

by Brad Willis on September 25, 2010 7:01 AM

LAPT Rosario: Tight chip lead going into Day 3

This looked, by all accounts, to be Nico Fierro's. He could've almost folded to the chip lead from the middle of the day, Could he do it? Could Chile's Nico Fierro go wire-to-wire as the chip leader to the final table? He looked good for it. It seemed there was no way to beat the man. Chips seemed ...more

by Brad Willis on September 24, 2010 5:55 PM

LAPT Rosario: Levels 13-17 updates (3,000-6,000-500)

10:05pm: Robby Westrom eliminated, 24 remain Robby Westrom got his chips in with the best of it, taking his A♣K♠ up against A♦Q♥. A queen on the flop and another on the turn dashed his hopes of advancing to Day 3 and he hit the rail in 25th place. With Westrom's elimination, we're down t...more

by Brad Willis on September 24, 2010 12:30 PM
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