Pokercast Episode 295 - LAPT Grand Final
Live from Punta Del Este and Buenos Aires - This week Mike and Adam are on location in Punta Del Este for the Grand Final of the Latin American Poker Tour. The boys are first joined by Jose "Nacho" Barbero to talk about the massive success Nacho has had on the LAPT and his travels abroad. Next, Brian "Sapol" Saslavchik joins the guys to talk about the state of the game in South America as well as the thriving cash game scene. Brian talks about Cardplayerla.com and gives you his thoughts on some of the up and coming players from South America. Lastly, Mike and Adam are joined by LAPT president David Carrion to talk about the health of the largest poker tour in Latin America. David also talks about the upcoming Pokerstars Carribean Adventure as well as some general thoughts on multi-entry events. Lastly, the password is given out for the December 1st Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast listeners.
Jose Ignacio Barbero is one of the best poker players in Argentina with a string of top tournament results from around the world. Before taking up poker he was no stranger to high level competition, having represented the Argentinean national team in Magic: The Gathering tournaments. It was at those events he was exposed to Texas Hold’em, and after a big Magic win he was able to set himself up online, and started clocking the hours required to begin a professional poker career. Learn more about Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero
David Carrion is the president of the Latin American Poker Tour. David was born in Spain and has lived most of his life in South America. He has worked in the Casino Industry in Spanish speaking markets for the last 15 years, where he served in most positions from dealer to General Manager, in countries like Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Turks & Caicos and Spain. Learn more about David Carrion
Brian Saslavchik is a poker player and poker publishing professional from Buenos Aires. Brian operates www.cardplayerla.com as well as playing high limit cash games to earn his income. Brian is the go to source for anything to do with Poker in South America, leading to his nickname "ArgMath". Learn more about Brian "Sapol" Saslavchik