It’s not often you see an entire poker room stop and applaud for someone they’re still competing with. However, when the player in question is as popular as Oscar Alache, it’s not surprising at all.
A Chile native who currently sits fourth on the country’s all-time money list, Alache has had quite a year. The icing on the cake came right before our Day 1B players here at LAPT9 Chile returned to play after their dinner break:
Alache was officially named our LAPT Player of the Year.
So, how did Alache get to this point? Let’s take a look at just some of his results over the past 12 months.
– LAPT8 Chile Main Event – 1st place for $131,962
– Two side event wins
– Six final tables for a combined $70,532
Needless to say, Alache is a very worthy winner of Player of the Year. He also has another LAPT title too, one he won in Peru back in 2014. That means he’s on the short list of players who are chasing their third title alongside Fabian Ortiz, Jose Barbero, and Mario Lopez.
“I have seven LAPT trophies now, but I also have lots of room for more,” Alache said over the mic.
When you’ve got the talent, and the support of even the people you’re playing against, we wouldn’t bet against Alache scooping more trophies over the next year.
— alachepoker (@alachepoker) March 5, 2016
Photos by Carlos Monti.
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