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LAPT Peru: Debar dominates, Barbero seeks third title

Well, that went by quickly. The tournament flow has resembled the traffic here in Lima. Fast and dangerous with lots of gas. We got down to our final table in just about four full levels of play today. There were 24 players that took a seat in the tournament area at noon today, only 2 minutes were left in Level 17. Now, the tournament clock has stopped again. It's only gone up to Level 22 and there are still 12 minutes left on it. During the first level of play,...more

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LAPT Peru: Never surrender

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"That was the craziest hand of any LAPT ever," said our Brazilian blogger, Sergio Prado. There was a big crowd by the non-feature table and a seemingly larger pile of chips on the table. Action was on the wild Frenchman, Maxence Debar. Debar was deep in thought and the board...more


LAPT Peru: A slice of history

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"One out of every 16 times I make history," said Team PokerStars Pro, Jose "Nacho" Barbero. We've gotten down to 16 players and our final two tables are set. One of those 16 is Nacho Barbero. With only two tables, chances are pretty good that Barbero gets a tough draw....more


LAPT Peru: The 8 percent

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Players at the LAPT might start protesting soon. During the first level of play, a disproportionate amount of stack growth went to the top 8 percent of players. These players also happen to be two of the youngest players in the tournament. Coincidence? Conspiracy? We may never know. What we...more


LAPT Peru: Peru leads, Barbero looks for number three

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It's another warm day in Lima. The streets are bustling and construction is going on, business as usual. But in the Atlantic City Casino, there's a tiny roped off section in the poker room that's blasting U2. The area is roped off because it's holding spectators away from the final...more