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LAPT5 Colombia: The luck of the Irish

You have to love a guy who wears a t-shirt inspired by the movie The Big Lebowski. Robbie Renehan, a 29-year-old who qualified for the 2012 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombian National Poker Championship by winning a qualifier on PokerStars, is the guy who's been parading John Goodman's face around the Allegre Casino all week, telling people to "MARK IT ZERO, DUDE." You have to love a guy who recognized that his position yesterday wasn't the best and that he'd need "a little luck of the Irish", as he...more

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LAPT5 Colombia: Fregona's inspired run ends

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Jayr Fregona was short-stacked on Day 1. He was short-stacked on Day 2. He started Day 3 in 21st chip position of 25 players. And he started Day 4 as 8th of 8. Despite being that perpetual short stack, Fregona kept surviving. Sometimes, in players' efforts to get all the...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Experience falters

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I don't know what the final three players ate on the dinner break. Usually players come back from dinner lethargic and not willing to mix it up. Here in Medellin, the first two hands back from dinner produced all in three-bets, with the second of the two actually going to...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Colombians implode as Vanegas loses his cape

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Tournament poker is a damn funny thing. In the first couple of levels, Weider Vanegas could do no wrong. He started third in chips and notched the first three eliminations to climb to the chip lead with 3.7 million in chips. Vanegas, wearing a red "The Flash" shirt and with...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Renehen to the party as Velasquez exits

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A tough level for Cristian Velasquez just ended with his elimination in 5th place. Velasquez, dressed in a white polo today, had positioned himself to contend for the top prizes in the final three spots of the tournament. His moment of truth came in a hand in which Jayr Fregona...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Two more scalps for Vanegas

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So far it looks like the poker gods have chosen Weider Vanegas to smile upon today. Vanegas started out strong, including picking off a river bluff by Hernan Villa in a three-way pot. Vanegas only had a lowly pair of deuces, but it was good enough against Villa's ace-high. That...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Short straw for Perez

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. When today started, if you had bet me it'd take more than an hour of play before a player was eliminated, I'd have taken that bet without hesitating. Four short stacks made it seem almost impossible that...more


LAPT5 Colombia: Centerpiece

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¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí. No long words today. No fancy metaphors or Medellin-related anecdotes. The central focus of today is poker. Some time in the next 8 to 12 hours, somebody is going to win 284.7 million Colombian Pesos - about...more