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LAPT8 Panama: Shakeeb Kazemipur wins LAPT8 Panama

If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again."Never surrender," Kazemipur told his rail of rowdy Canadians as he hoisted the trophy.LAPT Panama winner Shakeeb Kazemipur Kazemipur failed to make it through day 1a multiple times but gave it one more shot on day 1b. Since then, he's been an...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 8:58 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Kazemipur comes back

Shakeeb Kazemipur dipped a bit forther before he came back to win LAPT8 Panama.After Olga Iermolcheva took back the lead, she continued to hack away at Kazemipur.With just a few million left, Kazemipur raised to 160,000 and Iermolcheva called. The flop came A♠Q♦T♠ and Kazemipur bet 125,000. Ie...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 7:08 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Iermolcheva dips, retakes the lead

When the season started, no woman had ever made it heads-up in an LAPT.Now two have.Two months ago in Viña del Mar, Renata Teixeira made the LAPT8 Chile final table as the short stack. Teixeira battled and doubled her way through the competition and made it heads-up with the chip lead. Renata Teixei...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 6:14 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Kazemipur vs Iermolcheva

It's the matchup everyone expected, Shakeeb Kazemipur vs Olga Iermolcheva.Since the beginning of the tournament, there was rarely a moment where one of these two players didn't have the lead.Both players dealt elimination after elimination on the way to the final table and the only players who seeme...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 3:19 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Four left, Kazemipur and Iermolcheva dominate

Shakeeb Kazemipur had a monopoly on final table eliminations and dealt one more before Olga Iermolcheva joined him.Deadly IermolchehvaWith A♣7♦, Kazemipur raised to 85,000 from the cutoff and Iermolcheva called from the button with 8♣8♥. Salas moved all-in for 500,000 with 5♦5♥ from the ...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 3:03 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Kazemipur knocks out Mckellar, takes lead

On day 1a, Shakeeb Kazemipur couldn't catch a break. After getting eliminated from the tournament, he was eliminated again, and again. Kazemipur bought into day 1a four times but failed to make it through each one.Then he became an unstoppable force.Kazemipur bought in a fifth time on day 1b and end...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 1:46 PM

LAPT8 Panama: One down, Kazemipur closes in

Olga Iermolcheva started the final table by taking one off of Shakeeb Kazemipur.Iermolcheva raised to 55,000 from early position and Kazemipur called from the big blind.The flop came 2♠T♥2♥ and Iermolcheva bet 65,000. Kazemipur called and the J♥ came on the turn. Iermolcheva upped the bet to...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 12:40 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Iermolcheva leads the final eight

After three days of play, a field of 422 entrants was reduced to just eight. The final tableLeading the final eight is Olga Iermolcheva, with 2.71 million. Iermolcheva, a former PokerStars Protégé, barely made it to the tournament.After playing in the EPT11 Grand Final, Iermolcheva flew straight to ...more

by Alex Villegas on May 12, 2015 10:58 AM

LAPT8 Panama: Final table set, Iermolcheva dethrones Kazemipur

For most of the tournament, Shakeeb Kazemipur seemed to be unstoppable. Kazemipur ended both day 1 and day 2 with the chip lead.His dominance was unchallenged until Olga Iermolcheva moved to his table and took over the lead. Ermolcheva kept rising from there and will start the final table with the c...more

by Alex Villegas on May 11, 2015 5:50 PM

LAPT8 Panama: Gone in 120 seconds

After we got down to 12 players, there was a series of double ups, several of them came from the very short Isnardo Gomez.In one, he doubled up with 9♥9♣ against Rodirgo Maclean's A♠Q♦. The board ran 4♦5♥6♠9♦5♣ and Gomez hit a set. "He's doubled up like eight times," said Damian Sa...more

by Alex Villegas on May 11, 2015 4:55 PM
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