Day 3 of the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final in São Paulo began with most of Level 20 left to go, and by the end of that the 32-player field who had started the day had been lessened by three.
In the first instance, the Chilean’s A♠A♣ bested Brazilian Bruno Nunes’s Q♠10♣ after the latter got it all in on a queen-high flop. Shortly after that it was Chauriye’s K♠K♦ versus Colombian Camilo Posada’s J♠10♠, and the board missed Posada to send him railward as well.
In between those two knockouts, Alban Juen took his chances with A♥7♦ versus Felipe Difini’s 6♥6♦, but a run out of 3♣9♥Q♣4♠10♣ spelled the end of the Frenchman’s run.
Nunes earned R$19,930 for finishing 32nd, while Juen (31st) and Posada (30th) each took away R$23,690. Meanwhile thanks in part to his knockout of Juen, Difini had cruised into the chip lead as the first player over 1 million chips.
Just now it folded around to Anthony McShane sitting to Hey’s left who opened with an all-in push from the small blind, causing Hey to grin and make a short speech before checking his cards. They were not enough for him — he showed the 7♠, then mucked — and Hey is still with us with 28 players left.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.