Julian Menendez wins inaugural PokerStars LAPT Colombia

Julian Menendez wins inaugural PokerStars LAPT Colombia

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The first Latin American Poker Tour to be held in Colombia carried a $1,100 buy-in and attracted a field of 681 players to become the largest field in LAPT history. It was Julian Menendez who triumphed over the packed tournament to take home, thanks to a nice exchange rate, over one hundred and twenty seven million peso.

Menendez arrived at the final table with an average stack and ground his way through a slow, patient final table that whittled down stacks to the shove/re-shove range by the time play was six-handed. The final six agreed upon a deal, but 28,000,000 peso (£10,400 approx) was left aside for the winner.

Menendez wound up getting heads-up with Jonathan Monsalves. No stranger to big buy-in PokerStars tournaments, Menendez had final tabled Event #21 during the 2011 WCOOP. This time he went several spots better than his 8th place finish to beat Monsalves with 4-4 holding up against A-5o.

The full final table payouts were as follows:

1. Julian Menendez – 123,540,000 COP
2. Jonathan Monsalves – 105,490,000 COP
3. Jessica Bedoya – 129,040,000
4. Victor Mauicio Forero – 136,025,000 COP
5. Alexis Agudelo Gomez – 102,314,000 COP
6. Stuart McDonald – 166,341,000 COP
7. Rafael Pardo – 39,832,000 COP
8. Jonathan Markovitz – 27,942,000 COP
9. John Jairo Conalo – 23,186,000 COP

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Tags: LAPT, Latin American Poker Tour