Just 32 remain from the big 426-entry field that began the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event.
That means just four of the 151 available tables in the Golden Hall at the World Trade Center São Paulo complex will be needed for the tournament today — a good thing, as the Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event and several other side tourneys will be doing a great job filling the rest of those tables in what promises to be another busy day of poker in Brazil.
A late rush near 3 a.m. last night helped Brazil’s own Alisson Piekazewicz grab the chip lead to start play today. He’ll have 722,000 to start today.
Right on Piekazewicz’s heels — not even a big blind behind — is one of three former LAPT Main Event champions still left in the field, Chile’s Patricio Rojas who won LAPT6 Peru with 713,000.
Making the final eight means a guaranteed prize of R$85,730, while a huge payday of R$727,620 is scheduled to go to the winner.
Play starts at 3 p.m., and as always we’ll be on hand until these last four tables become one and tomorrow’s final table is set.
Haven’t gotten a PokerStars account yet? Join the world’s biggest site now.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.