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Scott Outlasts Barbero to Take LAPT Grand Final
Displaced poker pro Jordan Scott beat a tough final table to take down the PokerStars LAPT Grand Final for $168k in Lima, Peru.
Scott outlasted a 376-player field to win the four-day tournament, which ran from Nov. 15-18.
The final table featured several skilled players including LAPT veteran Brent Sheirbon and local upstart Oscar Barriga.
Of course all eyes were on Team PokerStars Pro Jose “Nacho” Barbero who already has two LAPT titles.
The Argentinean’s dreams of a third LAPT title were put on hold when he became short stacked during six-handed play and eventually shoved with queen-seven only to be called by an opponent with ace-five. Barbero received no help from the board and was out of the tournament.
Barbero took home $36,070 for coming in sixth place.
Scott Battles France's Debar Heads-Up
Sheirbon followed Barbero to the rail coming in fifth place for $46k. Meanwhile Barriga busted in third for $81k, which paved the way for a heads-up battle between Scott and France’s Maxence Debar.
In the final hand of the tournament Debar flopped middle pair with four-deuce but Scott hit top pair with king-nine. The turn and river bricked and Scott had secured his first LAPT title.
Scott hails from California but moved to Mexico eight months ago to play online poker. Primarily a heads-up specialist, Scott recently started playing more tournaments, which appears to be working out for the young pro.
Here are the complete final-table payouts:
- 1. Jordan Scott (Mexico) $168,210
- 2. Maxence Debar (France) $138,210
- 3. Oscar Barriga (Peru) $81,370
- 4. Jorge Gonzalez Pirela (Venezuela) $60,400
- 5. Brent Sheirbon (Panama) $46,140
- 6. Jose "Nacho" Barbero (Argentina) $36,070
- 7. Aramis Salvadori (Argentina) $26,840
- 8. Roberto Vahlis (Venezuela) $20,130