Oscar Alache Wins LAPT Grand Final For $135,488

Oscar Alache Wins LAPT Grand Final For $135,488Over the weekend in Peru, season seven of the PokerStars.net sponsored Latin American Poker Tour drew to a close with the $1,700 Main Event. The tournament attracted 692 players to create a prize pool worth $1,040,420 and after five days of action, it was Chile’s Oscar Alache who walked away with the title, as well as a $135,488 first place prize (following a three-way deal).
Players from 35 countries were represented at the Main Event and by the time the final table of eight had been set, the host country had just one competitor remaining in the guise of Carlos Sobenes. Unfortunately, Sobenes was the first player to exit in 8th ($19,660), followed soon after by Europes’ last hope Jakub Kyrian (Czech Republic) in 7th for $28,820.
Daniel Campodonico (K-Q) then proceeded to bounce José Torre (A-K) from the tournament in 6th ($39,840), before being dealt K-J and doing likewise to Luis Perez (A-9) in 5th for $51,920.
Next, Oscar Alache (A-10) took his first scalp after sending Marcos Exterkotter (10-9) to the rail in 4th for $65,240, after which the remaining plaers agreed a three-way deal in which Jerson Backmann would receive $140,519, Campodonico $128,252, and Oscar Alache a $115,488 payout, with a further $20,000 earmarked for the eventual winner.
Uruguay’s Daniel Campodonico (A-J) subsequently eliminated Mexico’s Jerson Backmann (K-3) in 3rd to herald in the heads-up phase of the competition against Alache for the title. As the final  battle commenced, Campodonico held a more than 3.5-to-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, but Oscar Alache then proceeded to win a couple of important double ups before the deciding hand was played with Campodonico all-in holding K-10 to Alache’s A-6.
The Q-8-3-7-7 subsequently sealed Daniel Campodonico’s fate, who had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish, while Oscar Alache was crowned the LAPT Grand Final champion.
Final Table Results:
1. Oscar Alache (Chile) — $135,488
2. Daniel Campodonico (Uruguay) — $128,252
3. Jerson Backmann (Mexico) — $140,519
4. Marcos Exterkotter (Brazil) — $65,240
5. Luis Perez (Venezuela) — $51,920
6. José Torre (Argentina) — $39,840
7. Jakub Kyrian (Czech Republic) — $28,820
8. Carlos Sobenes (Peru) — $19,660

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