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LAPT Peru: Another day, another Peruvian

No jinx. Players came back from dinner break well-fed and ready for poker. Thirty-four players returned, and after only 58 minutes of play, we were down to our final 24 players. Also, for the second day in a row, a Peruvian is leading the pack. Yesterday, Marcelo Marchan finished the day as our chip leader with 306,900. Today a younger Peruvian, Oscar Barriga, finished in the lead with 917,000. In a symbolic Peruvian torch passing, Marchan fell to Barriga. Our second Peruvian end-of-day chip leader, Oscar Barriga The board read...more

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LAPT Peru: Red, white and food

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Players are just returning from dinner break, and as we've mentioned before, the food in Peru is fantastic. Peru is known as the gastronomic capital of Latin America and no other country objects. The country's cuisine has Japanese, Spanish, Italian and Chinese roots blended with a bit of local spice....more


LAPT Peru: Rapid burster

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In life, there are several things you don't want bursting early. A childhood sense of wonder, water balloons and appendixes all fit this category. Tournament bubbles do not. We've seen bubbles go on for hours and others burst in a single hand. But this tournament didn't even get down to...more


LAPT Peru: Out of the woodworks

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Yesterday we posted about a few expats in the field. Since then, more have started to reveal themselves. Out of the woodworks, they raise their hands and proudly state, "I too call Latin America home." The traumatizing events of Black Friday are just a memory and things are looking up...more


LAPT Peru: Complaints

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There are lots of things to complain about in this world. The air conditioner is too cold, the hot tub is too hot or the bartender took too long to get my drink. These all seem like legitimate complaints until someone comes along and gives us a double-shot of reality,...more


LAPT Peru: Wake up call

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Yesterday players might've been rattled awake at 10:00am. There were sirens and people on the street. Some had backpacks with supplies and everyone was staying away from tall buildings. Everything pointed towards "earthquake," except for the fact that the ground didn't shake. It is possible that the entirety of the...more