The success Celso Sirtoli had in the EPT Paris was just the start of his incredible run. He prepared to win his first LAPT championship and set out for Rio de Janeiro. The veteran eliminated 267 players in Event 10: R$2,500 NL Hold’em DeepStack Knockout Progressive to take home R$76,360.
Brazil did double in Event 10 despite being on the losing end of the decision. Marcus Borges, who finished second, received R$55,460 as part of a settlement.
Bet $1,000 NL in Round 15 After defeating Cesar Guichon in a heads-up Hold’em Turbo match, Luiz Contursi ensured that another international player wouldn’t take the pot. The “carioca” took home R$15,850 while the Uruguayan got R$11,280.
Miguel Stagnoli also organized the Argentinean celebration in the Windsor Marapendi hotel on the fourth day. He won Event #17, which was $2,000 NL Hold’em Turbo Bounties, and collected R$12,800 as a reward.