The Poker Stars.net Latin America Poker Tour Punte del Este has been won in Uruguay by Jose Miguel Espinar after a tough three days of competition against a starting field of 350 hopefuls.
 
Espinar, who has been playing professionally for less than a year, took the title and a winner's check of $241 735 after a heads up lasting for several hours against Alex Brenes.
 
The final table for the event included players of quality such as Alexandre Gomes, who had the chip lead when final table action commenced, Gylbert Drolet, Lisandro Gallo, Paulo Cesar  Ribeiro and Sidney Chreem.
 
The heads up with Brenes saw Espinar start with an almost 500 000 chip lead over his opponent, but the players delivered some skilled and exciting poker, and the lead see-sawed for several hours until Espinar was able to truimph, sending Brenes home with a consolatory second placing payday of $126 625.