It’s been a few months since the PokerStars LAPT Mexico tournament started. Back in December, 242 entrants paid the $2,500 to play in the tourny, only to have it halted by the gaming commission with 89 players still in the game.
At that time, PokerStars decided to play the tournament online until they got to the final table. They would then bring all of the players remaining to another location to finish out the tournament live. In hopes of making amends to the players, PokerStars added $50,000 to the prize pool. That is what the final table participants would be playing for.
It came down to Americans Rory Cox and Helen Prager as the final two players. Cox went into heads-up play with a commanding chip lead of nearly 5 to 1. However, Prager played back and actually took the lead by the time players went to break for dinner. It was a lead that would not last though. In the end Cox was able to take down first place and the $15,000 that came with it. For her second place finish, Prager took home $11,000.
Here’s the final table participants and their winnings:
9th – Victor Ramdin – $1,000
8th – Alex Brenes – $1,500
7th – Bolivar Polacios – $2,000
6th – Martha Herrera – $3,000
5th – Stephen Thompson – $4,000
4th – Leonardo Emperador – $5,000
3rd – Pavel Naydenov – $7,500
2nd – Helen Prager – $11,000
1st – Rory Cox – $15,000