LAPT5 Punta del Este: A measure of skill and a pinch of luck for Baruffi on Day 3
Ask a professional poker player what it takes to win a major poker tournament. If he answers honestly, he'll tell you it's a mix of skill, timing and luck. Any of the nine players who will return on Sunday for the final table of the Season 5 LAPT Punta del Este at Mantra Main Event can attest that it was skill, timing and luck that got them this far. The end-of-Day-3 chip leader, Francisco Baruffi of Brazil, would be out right now if not for spiking a lucky queen all in against the Day 1 overnight chip leader Juan Garcia of Uruguay.