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Mario Lopez Wins Second LAPT Title

Tags: LAPT, Latin American Poker Tour, Mario Lopez.
Posted on 24 September 2015 by "T".

In 2014, Argentinian poker pro Mario Javier Lopez topped a field of 609 players in the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Chile Main Event for $117,991, and on Tuesday he claimed his second LAPT title by outlasting a field 267 players in the Uruguay Main Event!

Lopez defeated fellow countryman Hilario Quijada heads-up. On the final hand, both players were all in pre flop, Quijada with 6Club6Diamond and López with JClubJSpade. The flop came out 6Heart5Diamond2Spade and Quijada exploded in celebration. The 4Heart on the turn made it possible for a chopped pot, but Quijada kept going. Quijada fell silent while Lopez screamed and jumped in the air when the JDiamond completed the board.

Quijada took home $103,580 for his runner-up finish while Lopez received his second LAPT trophy and $155,730. Lopez has been running extremely well this year. The fact is that over $1.1 million of his $1.6 lifetime earnings has been won this year alone. He is the fourth player in history to win two LAPT titles.

"I've been very concentrated and I've been running well and playing well," Lopez said. "I'm on a good streak and I hope it doesn't end. I just want to keep playing poker and have fun at big tournaments."

LAPT8 Uruguay Main Event final table results
Entries: 267
Prize pool: $776,970
Places paid: 39
1. Mario Lopez (Argentina) -- $155,730
2. Hilario Quijada (Argentina) -- $103,580
3. German Christiansen (Argentina) -- $75,760
4. Chadi Moustapha (Lebanon) -- $61,140
5. Ariel Eghi (Argentina) -- $47,940
6. Patricio Rojas (Chile) -- $36,280
7. Jorge Alberto Cantos (Argentina) -- $26,660
8. Ruben Barros (Argentina) -- $19,580


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7 comments on "Mario Lopez Wins Second LAPT Title"


 pochui24/09/2015 19:02:04 GMT
i can't believe that mario lopez was able to win this epic event, really outstanding performance from him, not every dude is capable of beating such opponents like ruben baros, patricio rojas, german christiansen and a few more. that's just mind blowing achievement. congrats mario dude.
 Buva1324/09/2015 20:42:45 GMT
wow im sure it was very dramatical , first 6, then chance for split pot and then came the water and flushed the spider away. GRATS to Mario for the second title proving its not accidently.
 klash2325/09/2015 13:20:16 GMT
Congratulations to Mario Javier for winning this tournament,can't say I know much about the poker world in South America but looking at the results it appears that Argentina are producing some talent and I think Latin American players will start to appear much more in the big games.
 Heskor25/09/2015 16:45:10 GMT
Yeah congrats to him and you are right not many people would have beaten those people and all, anyway good luck mate have at the tables and so on and good luck hope you guys do well one day maybe we will go to win it among one of us there are maybe one mobsters that would go on to win im sure of it and all, anyway keep those news coming and have fun again at the tables, cheers peace out guys good luck !
 legionarul2426/09/2015 10:56:34 GMT
I*m happy for him...Congratulation Mario Javier!!!
 3paulx26/09/2015 22:17:04 GMT
Congratulations on that wonderful win and another bankroll boost! its his second time already looking for the 3rd! keep it up and may the cards be with you!
 bowie198426/09/2015 23:45:03 GMT
Posted by pochui:
i can't believe that mario lopez was able to win this epic event, really outstanding performance from him, not every dude is capable of beating such opponents like ruben baros, patricio rojas, german christiansen and a few more. that's just mind blowing achievement. congrats mario dude.

He did not beat them IRL just in cards. Not the same but I still consider your mind blown...

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