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LAPT5 Colombia: When the big wheel starts to spin

¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. The chip bags are out and players are furiously scribbling their names, counting, re-counting, and triple-counting their stacks, shoving it all into a chip ag and heading for the doors. Day 1b of the 2012 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombia Main Event is finished. It looked like it was going to be neck and neck to the end of the day, but Ruben Ospina asserted his dominance over his table to bag up 171,300 in chips....more

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LAPT5 Colombia: Guillen gunning again

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. We've been keeping a close eye on Team PokerStars Pro Angel Guillen today. Earlier this season, Guillen sparkled on his way to a runner-up finish at LAPT Punta del Este. That finish was worth $126,000, a nice...more


LAPT5 Colombia: The in-between moments

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. When you travel to an event like LAPT5 Colombia, the poker predominates. This is, first and foremost, a poker tournament. Everybody's here to plunk down $2500 for the Main Event (and more, perhaps, in side events) to...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Never clear the rail

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Last year at LAPT4 Colombia, the rail was a sight to behold. That tournament, which drew an LAPT record 681 players, packed in almost as much excitement on the rail as it did at the tables. Spectators...more


LAPT5 Colombia: E-I-E-I-O

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Last year, Australia's Stu McDonald reached the final table of LAPT4 Colombia. That final table was one in which the bustouts were few and far between. After an extended stretch of six-handed play, McDonald helped negotiate a...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Multi-tasking

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. I'm going to admit that, over the last few years, I've become a fan of high-caliber, international-level soccer. Football, as the rest of the world calls it. And if ever an area of the world were football-crazed,...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Study break

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. For the typical recreational player, a $2500 poker tournament is a luxury that's often out of reach. Family, mortgage payments, day-to-day living expenses, and other typical drains on an individual's bank account ensure that playing in a...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Medellin's white rabbits

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. Given the pace that PokerStars Team Online player Freddy Torres set yesterday with his Day 1a-leading performance, you'd think that his fellow PokerStars teammates would have extra incentive to show up on time today. And you'd be...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Double your pleasure - it's Day 1b

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. For the second day in a row, Sade's "Smooth Operator" is softly crooning at us from the overhead speakers at the Casino Allegre. For the second day in a row, the tournament staff are gathered around a...more