Introducing our new daily tournament: Bounty Builders

If you're not really a Monday person, let us try and take the sting out of the next 12 hours or so. Because starting today PokerStars is introducing a new promotion: "Bounty Builders". Bounty Builders is a new daily tournament designed for everyone. With buy-ins ranging from $0.5...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 30, 2015 9:12 AM

Sunday Warm-Up: OpenOren closes down final table with $80K win

Quads.Usually the discussion of getting quads is left for players (and bloggers) after a day's work at the tables, having headed over to the nearest casino bar. There lies video poker machines to play and hopefully with the help of a timely four-of-a-kind, pay for the drinks. The...more

by David Aydt on November 29, 2015 6:54 PM

LAPT8 Brazil: A heads-up deal, a couple of doubles, and a big fold

Afonse Henrique had held the chip lead for nearly the entire final table, even at one point half the total chips with there were still eight players left. But Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins grabbed the edge at three-handed, then after knocking out Andrés Herrera in third was well ahea...more

by Martin Harris on November 29, 2015 2:32 PM

LAPT8 Brazil: Chauriye, Herrera out; Martins, Henrique heads-up

Ricardo Chauriye returned from the break to Level 32 (80K/160K/20K) with the shortest stack among the final four players in the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event. And on the first opportunity given to him, the Chilean put that stack at risk.It folded to Chauriye on...more

by Martin Harris on November 29, 2015 12:41 PM

LAPT8 Brazil: Alves runs into aces, tens fail Rivero; four remain

Level 30 ended with a couple of uncalled all-ins from Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins, then Alexandre Rivero earned a small double-up through Martins and the final half-dozen players all marched into Level 31 (60K/120K/20K).Early in the new level Rivero doubled again, this time through...more

by Martin Harris on November 29, 2015 12:07 PM

LAPT8 Brazil: Lopes leaves, Kawauti KO'd; Henrique still ahead with six left

Soon after they resumed play following the first break of the day, the blinds were 50K/100K with a 10K ante when leader Afonse Henrique opened for 250,000 from early position, then Andrés Herrera made a three-bet from the big blind to 680,000 -- more than half his stack.Henrique ...more

by Martin Harris on November 29, 2015 10:36 AM

LAPT8 Brazil: Eight still remain, but Henrique has half the chips!

The final table of the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final was due to begin at 1 p.m. today, but final table photos and other prelimaries delayed the start a short while. Finally the eight players took their seats around the feature table situated at the front of the Golden Hal...more

by Martin Harris on November 29, 2015 9:47 AM

LAPT8 Brazil: Meet the final eight

Welcome to the fourth and final day of the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event from São Paulo, Brazil. From 426 entries just eight players remain, and later today one of them will become the last LAPT Main Event champion of Season 8.Brazil is well represented at this...more

by Martin Harris on November 29, 2015 4:43 AM

LAPT8 Brazil: Afonse Henrique ends Day 3 on top in Grand Final

The last two eliminations of Day 3 have come in the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event, meaning play has ended and the eight-handed final table has been set. At tomorrow's final table there will be six Brazilians and two Chileans. It's crowded at the very top of the...more

by Martin Harris on November 28, 2015 7:21 PM

LAPT8 Brazil: Four more out, Yuri Martins leads with 10 left

The midnight hour is approaching here in São Paulo. But the bell has already tolled, so to speak, for four more players, the latest to be eliminated from the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final. Just 10 remain now, meaning after two more knockouts they'll be stopping for the ni...more

by Martin Harris on November 28, 2015 6:08 PM

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LAPT Grand Final

Congratulations to Yuri Martins, winner of the LAPT8 Grand Final in São Paulo, Brazil and R$652,509.