Brazilian Poker Pro Amauri Grutka maneuvered through a massive field of 1,137 entries over 4 days to take pole position in the partypoker Latin American Poker Championship (LAPC) Main Event for a cool $200,000. The total prize pool reached a whopping $1,102,890.
The event was held at ‘Punta del Este’ in Uruguay and required an entry fee of $1,100 to enter. Grutka’s total live earnings before this victory stood at $154,974. This win is definitely a huge boost to his career. He now stands 57th on the Brazil all time money list.
partypoker Pro Joao Simao is another player having a fantastic run. Simao finished 2nd in the $5,300 Super High Roller and jumped into the main event only to reach the final table again! He could not do one better however and bowed out in 4th place for $60,000.