LAPT Punta del Este: Your turn, honey

For nearly ten hours yesterday, Josh Prager sat in the audience of the LAPT Mexico final table and called out, "Way to go, Helen!" No matter how tedious the night, no matter how slow play went, Prager held his seat and cheered on his wife.

Anymore, there isn't a prototypical picture of a poker player. The old grizzled gambler has given way to fresh faces around the world. Helen Prager is one of these beautiful new exceptions. A glowing three months pregnant, she was the picture of poise and beauty yesterday as she came runner-up at the LAPT Mexico final table. All the while, husband Josh sat on the rail.

On any other day, the roles might have been reversed. Josh is the pro poker player. His most notable result came in 2007 when he made the final table of the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.

Today, husband and wife sat down in the same tournament. In a room packed with hundred of people, the pair ended up just a few feet away from each other.


Their time together in the tournament was short. After her stellar performance yesterday, Helen has made an early exit. With one final table under her belt, she is leaving this event for her hubby.

"I don't know what happened today," she said with a smile.

After playing ten hours of intense poker on Tuesday, Helen can be forgiven her early exit. Josh is still playing for the Prager family name. We wish him the best of luck today and Helen a much-deserved break from the table.