The seventh season of the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour came to a close over the weekend with the LAPT Peru Grand Final wrapping up. The $1,700 Main Event attracted 692 entries and generated a prize pool of $1,040,420. The player walking away with the title was Chilean Oscar Alache, and he claimed a top prize of $135,488 for the win.
Final Table Payouts
|2||Daniel Campodónico Arigon||Uruguay||$128,252*|
|3||Jerson Backmann Caballero||Mexico||$140,519*|
|4||Marcos Skerl Exterkotter||Brazil||$65,240|
|5||Luis Alfonso Pérez Harrero||Venezuela||$51,920|
|6||José Andrés Torre||Argentina||$39,840|
|7||Jakub Kyrian||Czech Republic||$28,820|
*Denotes a three-handed deal.
The host country of Peru had only one final table member, and that was Carlos Sobenes, but the eight seats were represented by eight different countries to make for a very international affair. Sobenes ended up in eighth place for $19,660, and then Czech Republic's Jakub Kyrian was eliminated in seventh for $28,820.
When action got down to the final three players, a deal was made. According to reports from the PokerStars Blog, Jerson Backmann Caballero had the chip lead with approximately 6,000,000 in his stack. Daniel Campodónico Arigon was second with a little over 5,000,000, and then Alache had less than 2,500,000. The original payouts were planned as $197,540 for the winner, $120,580 to the runner-up, and $86,140 for third place, but the three agreed on $140,519 for Backmann, $128,252 for Campodonico, and $115,488 for Alache with $20,000 and the title left on the table to play for.
After finding a double up and fighting his way back into the thick of it, Alache was heads up with Campodónico following the elimination of Backmann in third place. When the battle began, Campodónico had 10,900,000 in chips to Alache's 2,865,000.
Alache doubled straight away and then again shortly thereafter when his two pair held against Campodónico's flush draw. The second double knocked Campodónico down to 3,205,000, and things ended not too long after.
On the final hand, Alache had the against Campodónico's , with Campodónico at risk. The flop, turn, and river ran out , and that was it. Campodónico was eliminated in second place to give Alache the title and the additional $20,000 in prize money.
Photo courtesy of Carlos Monti from the PokerStars Blog.