The innovative LSOP concluded with Mexican poker player taking home over $130,000. Sanchez gained momentum, eliminating Ezio Fenocchio and took over the lead in chips. In a great heads up, Sanchez won with a full house including pocket aces. The winners of this tourney are:
Greg Sanchez – $106,961
Jonathan Arturo – $106,826
Adrian Mendoza – $91,089
Ueltom Lima Gomes –79,355
Jose Severino –77,608
* $24,345 extra for first place
The LSOP is coming into its own revolutionizing the poker tournament world. The first day is scattered across Latin America weeding out winners and giving players a break. They start in the money by the time of Day 2 , after getting vacations, buying plane tickets and hotel rooms.
The winner of this year’s LSOP is Carter Gil who won over $175,000 after recently winning over $200,000 at the LAPT in Uruguay in November. He cruised to his victory with an Ace King vs Ace 7 held by Raz Alon.
The LSOP is allready holding satellite tourney’s at America’s Cardroom. The buy-in is $50 for a shot at this great tourney. The next LSOP will be in September 2014.
The following is the winner’s list of the LSOP:
1 Carter Gill $175,070
2 Raz Alon $100,600
3 Maziar Keshavarzi $75,675
4 Leonardo Tarazona $57,250
5 Nacho Barbero $43,625
6 Francis Cruz $33,950
7 Adam Reynolds $26,190
8 Oscar Ortiz $20,370
9 Guillermo Echevarria $16,490
Also the LSOP had a High Roller Event with winners as follows:
1 Santiago Nadal Mexico $67,793.00
2 Jeiko Palma Panama $42,370.00
3 Richard Taraska USA $27,750.00
4 Carlos Garcia Colombia $20,125.00
5 Eduardo Bernal Colombia $14,830.00
6 Felipe Morbiducci Chile $11,650.00
7 Luis Melo Rein Venezuela $10,170.00
8 Valerio Varela Venezuela $9,110.00
9 Luis Arboleda Coella Ecuador $8,050.00
The Latin Series of Poker has brought a new way to play poker tournaments. It’s revolutionized poker tourneys at land based tournaments but could also bring a new way to play online poker tourneys as well. The basis of the LSOP is that Day 1 tourneys are spread out over several days in several locations across Latin America. This is a great benefit to most of the players.
Most people are working jobs and can’t afford to take time off to plan a vacation and enter a poker tournament on top of that with a buy-in that may or may not be recovered. The LSOP solves that by having a buy-in on Day 1 at scattered locations over several days. And if you’re in the money on Day 1 , you have more motivation to take that vacation as well as time to place a vacation request at a job. These factors help to make the LSOP more accessible for more players giving it broader access .
The LSOP structure will probably equate with more people buying in and larger pots. Last year the pot was GTD $500,000 tournament and this year it’s $1,000,000 GTD tournament. The lesson to learn is that lower buy-ins and more convenient access will ultimately equal larger pools and more coverage and ultimately a more successful poker tournament.
Many of today’s larger tournaments don’t need this kind of exposure because they allready have it. The WSOP is a prime example. But for those who want to create a new tournament, for example Africa doesn’t have a major poker tournament I can think of. And even some of the individual Latin American countries might want their own poker tournament. This method of Day 1 tournaments can also work well online.
Many online poker rooms allready have tournaments with very low buy-ins and huge paydays. All this goes on very quietly without much attention. It only comes to the attention of the public when players talk of their history and reveal they are allready and online poker millionaire. But conceivably, this method could be used to create a super online poker series with a huge multimillion dollar guarantee perhaps even larger than the WSOP.
This larger than ever before GTD tournament can happen. There are so many poker players across the globe. All the online poker rooms need to bring this together and bring all their players and promote the hell out of this tourney and you will GTD tourneys larger than anything you could ever imagine. This is the power of internet.
All the hotels are booked, the anticipation so high that day one events have been spread out over several days. It’s the LSOP and it’s a very in demand tournament. The day one events have been spread over several days. Day 1A, Day 1B and Day 1C will take place March 8th, 9th and 10th respectively at the Majestic Casino in Panama at 2 pm est. This was necessary to accommodate the volume of players.
“When you host a $1,000,000 Guaranteed tournament with an $850 buy-in, you expect the attendance to be massive,” noted Diego Chan, LSOP president. “The official schedule for the LSOP Millions always had Monday with no major events, with Day 2 resuming on Tuesday March 11th. We left that slot open for a Day 1C from the very beginning. Today is the right time to use it.”
The LSOP millions brought a new method of poker tournaments with Day 1 tourneys spread out over several casinos in Panama, Costa Rica, Aruba, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Many players are allready in the money and you can see their chip counts before the actual tournament starts that runs from March 7th to March 15th.
The benefit of this approach is it’s a more economical tournament for the player who in most tournaments has to get a flight, hotel and expenses and buy-in for a tourney. This method of scattered Day 1 satellite tourneys means less cost for the players and more players for even larger pots. Check out LSOP.com for the latest news.
Several casinos across Latin America have signed on to participate in the Latin Series of Poker. Countries that have confirmed hosting Day 1 of the events are Honduras, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Aruba, Panama and Chile.
The LSOP has confirmed starting dates for the Day 1 Event at the following land based casinos:
||Full House Club
||January 17th & 18th
||January 24th & 25th
||San Pedro Sula
||Bluff Poker Club
||January 30th & February 1st
||February 1st & 2nd
||February 5th & 6th
||February 6th & 7th
||February 7th & 8th
The Latin Series of Poker Millions, a $1 million guaranteed tournament happening in Panama this March 2014,will revolutionize poker tournaments by spreading the Day 1 tables through several casinos all over Latin America.
“It’s a $1 million guaranteed tournament and it costs just $850 to get into,” stated the LSOP administration. The goal is that by hosting in several cities across Latin America , a larger showing will happen. Maybe the $1,000,000 guarantee will exceed expectations. The major tournament is from March 7th to the 15th but day one is scattered across several cities with a buy-in of $850.
So instead of players needing to go to Panama and put up money for a hotel and expenses , they will instead get that out of the way and be in the money right away for the next day. Day 2 happens in Panama but Day 1 is a series of poker tournaments across Latin America several weeks before Day 2.
While Day 2 continues in Panama, Day 1 events are schedule to take place several weeks earlier at a number of casinos around the world. Locations for the Day 1 tournaments will be .
Poker players who sail through Day 1 in their city will earn a seat at the Day 2 table in Panama. Advancing players will be in the money right away and will move to Panama with the chip stack they ended with on Day 1. Day 1A will also be held in Panama for players who prefer to play the tournament in Panama.
Several online sites are giving away packages or have satellite seats including America’s Cardroom, BetCRIS, Ya Poker and Black Chip Poker.
This Sunday 12/22/13 is one the most important days for online poker players. There will be 10 packages available for the LSOP from America’s Cardroom. The package includes a buy-in, hotel stay at Hard Rock Megapolis, Breakfast, Gift Bag , 24/7 VIP Support Line and $750 for travel expenses. It’s a great poker tournament and it’s innovative with several tournaments leading up to it and a very large jackpot to be split among winners.
America’s Cardroom going all out to promote the LSOP and get members to win and join the fun in Panama. Poker is taking off and Latin America and America’s Cardroom is right there to get more and more winners .The Latin Series of Poker is a 7 day poker tournament. It’s jackpots are seeing an increase due to more spotlight on the events.
“This time of the year, things tend to get quiet for online poker players, but we refuse to slow down,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “So on Sunday, we’re paying out another 10 packages for one of the most anticipated LSOP events in history. We love hanging out with our players at LSOP events. As anyone who has been with us to Punta Cana for the last four years can tell you, they go all out and do an excellent job. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Panama.”
The 10-package guarantee takes place this Sunday, December 22nd at 6:00pm ET. The No Limit Hold’em tournament costs $50+$5 to get into and guarantees to pay out at least 10 packages for the LSOP Millions. More on the LSOP, Latin Series of Poker, later.
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The High Five Poker Tourney at Ameica’s Cardroom was a big success. Originally , it was a $350,000 Guaranteed but saw prize pools go over $415,000. There were 25 poker events over 5 days with over 10,000 entries.
“It was only five short days, but with $416,768 in total prize pools, our High Five Guaranteed series was one of our most successful yet,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “While we had guaranteed prize pools totaling $350,000, online poker players in the US flocked to Americas Cardroom in droves, pumping up the prize pool to near half-million territory.”
The High Five Guarantee was from November 20th to the 24th and had various poker games including Texas Holdem Poker , Pot Limit Omaha and more. Many tournaments features re-entries, re-buys, and add-on options as well.
The High Five Poker Tourney featured five tourneys per day with a large poker event rounding out the days schedule. Most tourneys reached beyond their guarantees.
Harris notes that the Americas Cardroom community can expect to see some big online poker series in the new year.
“Right near we’re focusing on making our players happy however we can,” commented Harris. “That includes sending more players than ever to land-based events. We recently returned from the Punta Cana Poker Classic where we enjoyed partying with the Americas Cardroom community, and this coming March we’re heading to Panama for the LSOP. We’ll be focused on sending as many players as we can to that innovative event while making sure our online tournament prize pools are impressive.”
Giullermon Olvera of Mexico has won the 2013 Punta Cana Classic capturing not only the title but also $171,000 and bragging rights. Chilean Leonal Otazo was the leader for most of tournament going into the final day with 2,475 million chips.
A recap of the Final Table shows how Olvera won . He held a K and 7 of diamonds against Otazo’s Q and 2 of diamonds. The community cards were 10 diamonds,3 spades, 4 diamonds, 3 diamonds and the final card was an Ace of spade.Olvera won with a high hand. Third place finish went to American Jonathan Iacovelli who took $62,740 for his efforts.
It’s a celebration for poker in Latin America. All previous winners were either Canadian or American. This is the first time a Latino has won the Punta Cana Classic.
In March, the Latin Series of Poker will start. It runs for a week – March 7 till March 15 2013 in Panama. And America’s Cardroom has satellite seat entries for top finishers. It’s a million dollar guarantee and that means big bucks for winners. There are two satellite tourneys for this at America’s Cardroom , one was November 10th and the other coming up November 24th, 6pm with buy-in of $50 + 5. There are 10 LSOP packages available. Will you be the lucky one?
Winners will get:
LSOP Millions Main Event buy-in ($750+100)
6-night hotel accommodation at the Hard Rock Megapolis Panama 5 Star Hotel
$20 Daily credit to spend in the Hotel Bar
24/7 VIP Support Line during the Event
$750 Cash for travel expenses.
The LSOP Millions features multiple Day 1 events happening all over Latin America—several weeks before the action in Panama begins. Players who make it through Day 1 in their city will earn a seat at the Day 2 table in Panama. Day 1 will also be held in Panama, and players who win a seat online will play Day 1 there.
For more details about the LSOP Millions tournament visit www.LSOP.com
*Players will be awarded with 6 nights of hotel checking in March 7th and Out on March 13th. If any Online Qualifier remains playing the Main Event after March 13th, Americas Cardroom will cover his/her hotel nights for FREE so he can stay and play the rest of the event.
It looks like a good time to play poker tournaments? I think so.
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