Chile's Claudio Moya Wins LAPT Peru For $135,876July 22, 2015 11:25 am
The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Peru Main Event was held at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, with 366 competitors turning out for the $2,500 buy-in tournament to create a prize pool worth $807,396. Four days of intense action later, and it would be 51-year-old Chilean player Claudio Gali who would triumph over the field to collect the $135,876 first place prize, and in the process capture Chile’s 6th LAPT title.
The LAPT Peru Main Event proved a popular affair and amongst the notable pros securing a cash position in the competition was Ale “allecorrea” Braga in 45th ($3,960), Patrick Mahoney in 42nd ($3,960), David Vamplew in 32nd ($4,760), Fabian Ortiz in 25th ($6,380), Andres “gmcrafter” Herrera in 15th ($9,760), and Leiv Kare Johannessen in 13th ($11,060).
Disappointingly for the local supporters, by the time the final table of eight had been set there were no Peruvian players left to compete for the title. After the action got underway, Claudio Moya (A-A) subsequently eliminated Jose Ili (K-K) in 7th ($26,320), before being dealt A-Q and doing likewise to Marcus Martinez (A-9) in 5th for $45,540. Finally, Moya (Kc-Qc) would call Daniel Ramirez’ As-9d all-in re-raise on a 5s-7s-Qs flop, and after a 10d and 10h were dealt on turn and river Ramirez exited in 3rd ($71,780) leaving Claudio Moya and Chadi Moustapha to duke it out for the title.
At the beginning of heads-up Moya enjoyed a 5.56 million to 1.64 million chip lead over his remaining opponent, but the Chilean lost the lead until the following hand was played with Moya (9-8) moving all-in on a J-Q-10-10 board, only to be eventually called by a reluctant Moustapha (A-A). The 7 on the river changed nothing, and the next hand Moustapha pushed his remaining chips with Q-J only to be called by his opponent with A-4. The 7-8-3-8-2 board then sealed the deal and so the Lebanese player had to settle for a runner-up finish, while Claudio Moya was crowned the LAPT Peru champion.
Final Table Results:
1. Claudio Moya (Chile) $135,876
2. Chadi Moustapha (Lebanon) $120,000
3. Daniel Ramirez (Colombia) $71,780
4. Cristian Ruiz (Chile) $58,060
5. Marcus Martinez (Brazil) $45,540
6. Helio Neves (Brazil) $35,360
7. Jose Ili (Chile) $26,320
8. Ricardo Chauriye (Chile) $19,060