LAPT Panama: The Trophy stays home as Galal Dahrouj wins $132,535

LAPT PanamaGalal Dahrouj won the first ever LAPT Tiltle for Panama putting his country on the Latin American Poker Tour map.The Panamian businessman, participating in his first ever LAPT event and winning it on home turf became the highlight. The 26 year old was richer by $132,535 after defeating a field of 570 poker players.

Dahrouj started making a mark on Day 2 itself when he eliminated many players. He finished the day in chip lead and continued his aggressive streak on Day 3 as well. The only time he faultered was when he bluffed on the final table bubble. Ironically he was responisble for bursting the final table bubble and as the final table started, he consolidated again.

Joel Oliveira finished runners up behind Dahrouj and won $114,540. The eight handed final table of LAPT Panama lasted almost all day and crowned the first ever Panamian champion. Season 6 of LAPT now moves on to Uruguay in November 2013. Keep watching this space for all the action on LAPT.

The Final Results of LAPT Panama:

Rank Name Country Prize
1 Galal Dahrouj Panama $132,535
2 Joel Oliveira Brazil $114,540
3 Jesus Kafati Honduras $106,365
4 Carter Gill USA $57,060
5 Paulo Carrilo Brazil $42,960
6 Raul Pino Panama $32,180
7 Joseph Stefan USA $23,880
8 Marco Oliveria Brazil $18,080