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(pokernews.com)- The Latin American Poker Tour Season 8 Panama $2,500 Main Event, attracted 422 entries to Sortis Hotel in Panama City and created a prize pool of $930,932.
The final table was filled with some interesting storylines, including the appearance of Ukraine’s Olga Iermolcheva, who became the seventh woman to reach an LAPT final table, and Venezuela’s Tullio Bertoli following in his brother Jesus’ footsteps in making an LAPT final table, becoming the first pair of brothers to make the final table of a LAPT. Jesus was previously a finalist in 2008’s LAPT San José. Bertoli and Iermolcheva finished in third and second places, respectively.
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After a nine-hour battle at the final table, it was 20-year-old student Shakeeb Kazemipur who captured the $180,112 first-place prize and became the second Canadian in history to win an LAPT title.
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