Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
The first-ever Latin American Poker Tour event in Colombia continued today at the Allegre Casino in Medellin. Day 1b saw another packed house and, with a few alternates, attracted 351 players, surpassing Day 1a’s capped-field of 330. Combined, the two starting days created a starting field of 681 players, which makes the LAPT-Colombia the largest LAPT Main event in history (surpassing the 621 entries of Chile's Vina del Mar event back in March).
After ten levels of play, between 99-108 players survived Day 1b, including Team PokerStars Pro (Brazil) Andre Akkari, Engelberth Varela, Jorge Alvarado, Tulio Bertoli, Cesar Mejia Medina, and Pablo Gonzalez. However, they're all chasing Leandro Csome, who appears to be the Day 1b chip leader with 149,000. All of those players will return on Saturday for Day 2 and join the 101 survivors from Day 1a, which included Humberto Brenes, Daniel Ospina, and Fredy Torres, with the latter appearing to be the Day 1a chip leader.
All of these players will be competing for the C$288,329,000 first-place prize, which amounts to $151,027.03 USD. Some players who won't be making a run at the grand prize are Day 1b casualties: Team PokerStars Pro (Argentina) Leo Fernandez, Oded Minond, Jesus Bertoli, James Honeybone, Carlos Zapato, Julio Belluscio, Joao Henrique Lima, and Gaston Catzman.
One of the more interesting storylines headed into Day 2 is the race between Pablo Gonzalez and Daniel Ospina, who sit atop the LAPT Player of the Year Leaderboard with 1,125 points and 990 points respectively. These men played on separate starting days, but they’ll both be in the same room on Day 2 looking to distance themselves from the rest of the pack.
Day 2 action is set to kick off at noon local time tomorrow, and we expect it to be a long day as the remaining field is set to play down to a final table, or at least come as close as possible. Join the PokerNews Live Reporting then for all the latest hands, action, and eliminations from the LAPT-Colombia.
It appears the players are about ready to bag and tag their chips for the evening. The tournament officials have asked the media to temporarily exit the tournament floor, so we'll bring you some notable chip counts just as soon as we're allowed back in.
Following an flop, Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari bet 3,000. His lone opponent in the hand called, delivering the turn. Both checked, landing the on the river. Akkari bet 7,000 and after a few moments, his opponent called.
The Brazilian pro tabled for trips to take down the pot.
The officials numbers were just released. With 681 entrants, 63 players will be paid in our Main Event. Here is a look at the payouts in Columbian dollars:
10th thru 12th- C$18,430,000
13th thru 15th- C$13,674,000
16th thru 18th- C$10,107,000
19th thru 27th- C$7,134,000
28th thru 36th- C$4,757,000
37th thru 45th- C$4,162,000
48th thru 63rd- C$3,567,000
For those wondering, the first-place prize of C$288,329,000 amounts to approximately $151,027 USD.
With about 40 minutes left in the night, action folded to a player in middle position and he put in a raise to 3,000. Leandro Csome was next to act in the hijack and he three-bet to 7,000, which cleared the field all the way back the original raiser. A four-bet to 23,000 ensued, Csome called, and there was nearly 50,000 in the pot preflop! When the flop came down , the middle-position player moved all in for around 40,000 and Csome snap-called for about the same amount.
Both players seemed to expect that that was the situation, and watched as the fell on the turn followed by the river. When the stacks were counted down, it was discovered Csome was the one all in, which meant he doubled to around 130,000.
The player under the gun opened to 3,100 and Andre Akkari defended his big blind.
The flop came down and Akkari checked. His opponent bet 5,000, only to see Akkari raise to about 25,000, covering his opponent's stack. After a few moments, Akkari's opponent called all in.
The turn and river were not what Akkari was looking for, dropping his stack down to less than 20 big blinds.
As the final Day 1 flight of the LAPT Colombia Main Event draws to a close, Lynn Gilmartin and Dave "F-Train" Behr discuss the notable events from the day in the latest PokerStars video.