Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 6
Congratulations to Carter Gill - Grand Final winner!
Punta del Este, Uruguay played host to the Grand Final of the Latin American Poker Tour Season 6, as 508 players from around the world gathered for the Main Event. With each entrant putting up $2,300, the result was a huge prize pool of $1,133,340, making this a fitting finale to a terrific Season of the LAPT.
The ultimate victor would prove to be the USA’s Carter Gill, who entered the final table as chip leader and maintained the pressure all the way through to the last hand, when he rivered a flush to send Ivan Raich to the rail as runner-up. Raich’s top two finish was good for $172,568, while Gill pocketed a healthy $218,692, a new watch, and the champion’s trophy for his immense efforts over four days.
Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 6 Highlights
Season 6 kicked off in record-breaking style, as 765 players descended on Vina del Mar, Chile to create the largest-ever field for an LAPT Main Event. Argentina’s Pablo Tavitian took home $184,220 for his first place finish, outlasting Team PokerStars Pro Nacho Barbero who narrowly missed out on a third LAPT title, coming in third.
Soccer superstar Ronaldo was one of 753 players hoping to claim the LAPT Brazil title in Sao Paolo, helping to create a prize pool of R$2,629,476. The former football World Player of the Year was outdone on this occasion by fellow countryman Victor Sbrissa, who outlasted Team PokerStars Pros Andre Akkari and Leo Fernandez at the final table to scoop R$512,100 for his first place finish.
The Allegre Casino in Medellin was the scene of PokerStars player Weider Gutierrez’s victory in the LAPT Colombia National Poker Championship Main Event. The 24-year-old beat 628 others to the COP $165,244,000 first prize, making amends for the three-outer that crushed his dreams at the previous year’s final table.
557 players from over 30 different countries ensured the LAPT Peru Main Event was the biggest live poker tourney ever held on Peruvian soil. A prize pool of USD$810,440 saw 88 places paid, with the lion’s share going to eventual winner Patricio Rojas from Chile, who pocketed USD$123,840 after beating Colombia’s Rafael Pardo heads-up.
Local hero Galal Dahrouj made a splash on his LAPT debut, winning the LAPT Panama Main Event in his first ever appearance! The 26-year-old collected USD$132,535 and the trophy after a three-way deal, having outlasted 569 other players from 41 different countries.
Season 6 Winners
|LAPT Chile National Poker Championship||March 13-17, 2013||$993,280||Pablo Tavitian ($184,220)|
|LAPT Brazil||April 25-30, 2013||R$2,629,476||Victor Sbrissa (R$512,100)|
|LAPT Colombia National Poker Championship||June 5-9, 2013||COP $1,098,230,000||Weider Gutierrez (COP $165,244,000)|
|LAPT Peru||July 31-August 4, 2013||$810,440||Patricio Rojas ($123,840)|
|LAPT Panama||September 18-22, 2013||$829,340||Galal Dahrouj ($132,535)|
|LAPT Uruguay Grand Final||November 20-24, 2013||$1,133,340||Carter Gill ($218,692)|
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