Daniele Nestola Wins 2012 LAPT São Paulo

Germany’s Daniele Nestola has won the  Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Grand Final, after defeating a field of 367 players over four days to lift the title, and collect the R$289,300 (US$166,974) top prize, after a deal was struck.
Day 4 of the R$4000 (US$2,333) tournament began with a final table of eight, of which Daniele Nestola was the chip leader (1.892m). Nestola then wasted no time adding to his stack after being dealt pocket fives and three-betting from the small blind only to have Juan Gonzalez on the big blind four-bet all-in with Kd-Jd. The board then ran out Q-6-5-K-5 to eliminate Juan Gonzalez in 8th.
The last Brazilian Vitor Torres (Ad-8d) followed in 7th after pushing his short-stack into the pocket kings of Felipe Morbiducci, and then it was Daniel Negreanu‘s time to depart in 6th R$48,730 (US$28,125). Down to just 25 blinds, Negreanu bet out and was called by Carlos Ibarra with pocket aces, and as Negreanu explained later via twitter:
“Out in 6th. Tough spot low on chips QT on T93 flop vs slowplayed AA. Instinct said fold but talked myself into a call since I was short.”
Nestola with pocket aces subsequently eliminated a short-stacked Jonathan Markovits (Ac-Jc) in 5th, followed by Morbiducci in 4th who pushed with K-8 into the K-7 of Nestola, with a 7 hitting on the flop. 
After Gasperino Nicolas (A-K) dispatched Carlos Ibarra (8-7) in 3rd, the heads-up phase of the tournament got underway between Nicolas (2.78m) and Nestola (4.405). Having agreed to split the prize money and play for the remaining R$39,300, the heads-up match which ensued was swift.
Nicolas with 9-2 had top pair on a 9-6-8 flop, while Nestola (5-7) had an open-ended straight draw. A 3 on the turn completed Nestola’s hand and with all the money then going in, Gasperino Nicolas finished the runner-up for R$250,000. Meanwhile, Daniele Nestola was crowned the LAPT Grand Final Champion, thus bringing to an end Season 4 of the Latin American Poker Tour.
The final payouts were as follows:
1 Daniele Nestola 289,300
2 Gasperino Nicolas 250,000
3 Carlos Ibarra 148,840
4 Felipe Morbiducci 89,570
5 Jonathan Markovits 64,540
6 Daniel Negreanu 48,730
7 Vitor Torres 35,560
8 Juan Gonzalez 26,340

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