In yesterday’s Day 1B recap, Jack Stanton mentioned Oscar-nominated film The Revenant, in which Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is left for dead and then comes back from the dead to get revenge. We don’t want to completely piggy back off of that post but coming back from the dead was a recurring theme throughout today’s Day 2 session.
24 hours ago it was players that busted out of the first starting flight and found the bag in the second. But tonight, it was players that barely bagged over a starting stack that then went on to lead this LAPT9 Chile Main Event into it’s penultimate day.
There isn’t much of a separation at the top of the leaderboard though, as Matamala will have two players hot on his tail tomorrow. Alex Vega put 719,000 in the bag and Jorge Luis Teodoulou will return with just over 740,000. They round out the top three and will all return attempting to make the biggest tournament scores of their career.
The biggest of those dead gainers was Richard Dubini, as the Argentine came back for today’s restart with just over 27,000. After his starting table broke, he was moved to one of the more difficult tables in the room and while his stack yo-yo’d during the first few levels, after dinner it stayed in a steady upward trend.
Alejandro Rodriguez fits both of the above criteria. He’s another player that might have been considered dead after a less than newsworthy Day 1B flight left him with just under 30,000. But he has the past experience to contend no matter where he is on the leaderboard. He worked that short stack for a few levels today but then played some of the more bizarre hands we saw, doing a majority of his damage bluffing with complete air in some sizable pre-dinner pots. Eliminated player Felipe Baraky might wake up seeing some of those five-high, 0% equity holdings in his sleep but Rodriguez seemed to click the right buttons all day long, ending the night with 426,000.
Tomorrow’s Day 3 session will play down to a final table of eight and the PokerStars blog will be here to follow all the action, starting at 12pm. Until then, catch up on all the Day 2 action you may have missed here and reference the outstanding LAPT9 Chile Main Event payouts on the right hand side of the page. For a complete list of surviving players, the links on the right will lead you in the right direction.
It should be noted that because we didn’t get to 32 players until Level 20 was finished, tomorrow’s restart will open with 60 minutes on the clock in Level 21.
Photos by Carlos Monti.