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Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 35 Las Monjitas went out to play without a complex, despite the fact that three of its players were playing the biggest match on earth for the first time, and during the initial two episodes dominated the procedure and the score, 6-3. In the third chukker, the unique Adolfito Cambiaso turned on the engines and equaled the match with three penalty conversions. From there, it was all for the CaƱuelas (La Dolfina's hometown) bulldozer, which was methodically taking advantage with the guidance of its No. 1, who finished the match with 12 goals. The superiority was such that the final bell came as a relief for both teams, sealing the ultimate contest, 17-12. Las Monjitas, the squad of the Colombian patron Camilo Bautista, concluded with the satisfaction of playing the most desired match in the world after eliminating a 40-goal team. La Dolfina got its sixth consecutive title in Palermo and the 12th in its history. "If someone told me that we would reach so many triumphs in 2000, when we presented ourselves for the first time, I would have said that it is crazy. But I get used to challenges and always want more. That's why I do not know what the roof of this quartet is," said Cambiaso, who in addition to that dozen titles with La Dolfina, raised the cup another three times with Ellerstina in the 1990s, being only five below the greatest winner of all time, Juan Carlos Harriott. Adolfito completed his personal harvest with the Lady Susan Townley Cup that clone Dolfina B09 Cuartetera received for being the best horse in the final. The city skyline looms over Palermo's Field No. 1 as the players make their way onto the field for the start of the 125th Argentine Open. La Dolfina fans celebrate after their team won its sixth title in a row.

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