It’s a new day here in Lima, with preparations are already in place for another full day of poker in the Latin American Poker Tour Peru Main Event. It’s Day 1B, the second and last of the two Day 1 flights, and all are poised for a big crowd to take up the challenge to try to become the next Season 8 LAPT champion.
As is always the case in these events with multiple Day Ones, the later ones draw more players. That means we’ll surely see a good deal more than the 134 entries who came to play on Friday, from which just 52 — one player for each card in the deck — made it through to tomorrow’s Day 2.
Peru’s own Raul Alvarez was one of the aces in that deck of cards yesterday, bagging the most chips at the end of the night with 127,100. Understandably, he was all smiles at night’s end.
We expect to see several of those knocked out on Day 1A come back for another try today, among them Ivan Luca, Alex Manzano, Mario Lopez, Amos Ben, Nacho Barbero, and Team PokerStars Pro Online member Jorge “Baalim’ Limon.
Play gets going about a half-hour from now at 12 noon local time. Stay with us here at the PokerStars blog as we together find out who plays and who stays, as well as whether or not anyone from today’s group is able to build a stack covering Alvarez’s.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.