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LAPT Peru: Jordan Scott wins LAPT Grand Final

Jordan Scott has won the LAPT Grand Final. He started the day as the short stack, but emerged as the champion. Scott laid low at the beginning of the day, getting an early double up while Maxence Debar and Oscar Barriga eliminated everyone else.While Barriga and Debar were knocking players out, Scot...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 5:09 PM

LAPT Peru: The final showdown

Things were slow, then really fast.Then things were just regular, Latin America fast. We entered Level 26 with four players and left it with half. Play then went heads-up and -- after a series of double ups -- we got our champion. Shortly after the Level 26 started, we had our first elimination. It ...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 3:30 PM

LAPT Peru: Barbero out, four remain

Seven players started level 25, only 4 survived.When players came back from their 15-minute break, the short stacks got frisky. Sheirbon moved all-in first, with 325,000. Jorgela Pirela called with A♦J♦ while Brent showed K♥J♠.The flop paired both players' jacks, but then Brent hit a king on...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 1:49 PM

LAPT Peru: Pole position

Austin is hosting its first ever Formula 1 race today. There, 24 men will race around in some of the fastest cars known to man. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will start ahead of the pack. He managed to out-qualify the other drivers just more than 1/10th of a second. He'll start the race with the lead,...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 12:54 PM

LAPT Peru: Sunday driving

The breakneck speed that dominated the first three days of the tournament has slowed down a bit.We're not sure if everything slows down on Sundays in Peru, but we do know the tournament slowdown is partly due to the low speed limits. We got to the final eight so quickly that stacks are relatively la...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 11:19 AM

LAPT Peru: Season 5 ends today

Here we are. After three days of poker, we have our final eight players. We've reached more than that though. After eight months and four other events throughout Latin America, we've reached the final table of the LAPT Grand Final.Season 5 ends here, today.Not only is there $187,300 up for grabs, th...more

by Alex Villegas on November 18, 2012 8:56 AM

LAPT Peru: Debar dominates, Barbero seeks third title

Well, that went by quickly. The tournament flow has resembled the traffic here in Lima. Fast and dangerous with lots of gas. We got down to our final table in just about four full levels of play today. There were 24 players that took a seat in the tournament area at noon today, only 2 minutes were l...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 3:35 PM

LAPT Peru: Never surrender

"That was the craziest hand of any LAPT ever," said our Brazilian blogger, Sergio Prado. There was a big crowd by the non-feature table and a seemingly larger pile of chips on the table. Action was on the wild Frenchman, Maxence Debar. Debar was deep in thought and the board showed all low cards.The...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 2:40 PM

LAPT Peru: A slice of history

"One out of every 16 times I make history," said Team PokerStars Pro, Jose "Nacho" Barbero. We've gotten down to 16 players and our final two tables are set. One of those 16 is Nacho Barbero. With only two tables, chances are pretty good that Barbero gets a tough draw. He managed to avoid the wild F...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 1:10 PM

LAPT Peru: The 8 percent

Players at the LAPT might start protesting soon.During the first level of play, a disproportionate amount of stack growth went to the top 8 percent of players.These players also happen to be two of the youngest players in the tournament. Coincidence? Conspiracy? We may never know. What we do know is...more

by Alex Villegas on November 17, 2012 11:12 AM
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