Day 1a of LAPT8 Uruguay is in the books and Patricio Rojas is leading the final 29 players with 133,100.
This isn’t the first time Rojas has had the lead in an LAPT.
There’s still a long way to go though and Rojas already has some stiff competition.
Two-time LAPT champion Oscar Alache also survived Day 1a and will be fighting for his third LAPT title.
While that hat-trick is still in the works, Alache got another one at the start of the day. For the third time this season, Alache has been seated next to Renata Teixeira.
Their first encounter was in LAPT8 Chile, where the two went heads-up for the title.
Then the two got seated right next to each other on Day 1a in LAPT8 Peru and it happened again today.
Ale Braga also made it through to Day 2 and will start that day with 43,800.
Argentina’s sole Team PokerStars Pro, Leo Fernandez, also made it through day with 77,700.
Ninety-one players started the day and nearly two-thirds of them were eliminated. A few of the fallen include Mario Lopez, Jose Ignacio “Nacho” Barbero, Amos Ben and Nick Yunis.
Their tournament isn’t over though.
Players have another shot in Day 1b tomorrow and the field is expected to be larger than today’s.
Join us tomorrow at noon UTC-3:00 as we see who shows up to take a shot at the LAPT8 Uruguay title.
Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.