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LAPT COLOMBIA 2012 0098.JPG PokerStars Team Online player Freddy Torres leads Day 1a of LAPT5 Colombia.

LAPT5 Colombia: Déjà vu as Torres leads again

¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Before play started this morning, I wrote about the surprises that might be in store for us over the next five days at the 2012 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombia Main Event. We know that Sunday someone will get all the chips, and we know the basic route the tournament will take to get there. What we'll be surprised by are the various stops along the way. Still, the metrics are in for Day 1a. 43...more

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LAPT5 Colombia: Faces in the crowd

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. We're getting into the late stages of Day 1a now, with about half the starting field of 115 players still sitting at the tables. This is the time of night when chip leaders usually start emerging, but...more


LAPT5 Colombia: You don't bring me flowers

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. There's a flower festival taking place in the Premium Plaza shopping mall this week. That's the shopping mall where the Allegre Casino - host venue for LAPT5 Colombia - is located. The flower festival is a welcome...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Paging the poker police

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Standing on the rail here in Medellin, for the better part of the last hour, were two gentlemen from the local constabulary. They would have stood out even without the fluorescent yellow vests they wore, each with...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Growth spurt

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Far be it for me to be the one to judge a poker player's skill level. I haven't played a hand of poker since early December 2011. I have exactly zero major tournament wins to my credit....more


LAPT5 Colombia: Well qualified

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Every poker tour should have its Stephen Chidwick. Chidwick, for the uninitiated, burst onto the European scene several years back as a "serial qualifier". He wouldn't qualify just one time for an EPT event. He'd qualify multiple...more


LAPT5 Colombia: The ghost of Pablo Escobar

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. It's hard to come to a place like Medellin for a poker tournament - which is, for many people, nothing more than a glorified form of entertainment - without talking about Medellin's past. A friend sent me...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Outwit, outplay, outlast

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Different types of players have different styles when it comes to tournament poker. Some are more aggressive, some more reckless. Others are more conservative, more passive. But all those different styles share on thing in common -...more


LAPT5 Colombia: The surprising poker journey

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. There are certain drives you can take in the world where, one moment you're hurtling along an ordinary, non-descript road through ordinary, non-descript surroundings, and the next moment you burst upon something spectacular. Along Interstate 15 from...more