It only took approximately four of play at today's final table and start-of-the-day chip leader Daniele Nestola has emerged victorious! Due to a deal made when play got down to heads up, Nestola earned himself R$289,300 and the coveted Latin American Poker Tour title.
The final table was filled with excitement and included one of the biggest names in poker, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. He wound up with a six-place finish worth R$48,730 after falling to eventual third-place finisher Carlos Ibarra.
After the elimination of Ibarra in third place, Nestola and Nicolas struck a deal. At the time of the deal, Nestola had 4.405 million in chips to Nicolas' 2.78 million. They both agreed to take R$250,000 each and leave the title along with R$39,300 to play for. From there, things didn't last long at all.
On the final hand of the tournament, Nestola raised all in on the turn with the nut straight. Nicolas made the call for all of his chips holding top pair and was drawing stone dead. Nestola knew it and began celebrating with his group of friends.
Final Table Payouts
That wraps up PokerNews' coverage of the 2012 PokerStars.net LAPT Grand Final, but the fun isn't over yet. The LAPT party is being held tonight and should provide one last hurrah for all of us here in Brazil. We'd like to thank everyone for following along and congratulations to all of the winners, especially to the latest champion, Germany's Daniele Nestola.
For more PokerNews tournament coverage, head over to our updates of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event.