We’re starting to sort the big stacks from the small ones. And we’re starting to say Tchau! to the post-dinner bustouts here on Day 1B of the Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event in São Paulo now that late registration and the reentry period is no more.
With less than 200 remaining from the huge Day 1B field, Jerson Backmann has edged up over the 110,000-chip mark to sport the biggest stack on his side of the room. And LAPT6 Peru winner Patricio Rojas has performed similarly at a neighboring table, pushing up toward 115,000 post-dinner.
Bruno Politano is sitting behind a stack of about 55,000. And two-time LAPT champion Fabian Ortiz has a little under 50,000 at present.
Surrounding the Grand Final on all sides, the final two of four starting flights for the first preliminary event of the BSOP Millions have been playing out today here in the Golden Hall.
The R$460 event ultimately drew more than 3,850 entries total (!) — the biggest tournament in terms of entries ever in Latin America — adding an excited buzz all about as the festival gets going in earnest.
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Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.