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Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Concludes

123md • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald

When Day 2 began, 209 players from the starting field of 681 returned with hopes of making it to Day 3 of the Latin American Poker Tour Colombia Main Event. After 10 grueling levels, only 28 remain with hopes of capturing the coveted LAPT championship. Leading the way is Stuart McDonald of Australia, who bagged 754,000.

McDonald held a nice stack for most of the day, but really caught fire late in the day. The hand that got things started for McDonald was when he eliminated Andres Castro at the 4,000/8,000/1,000 level. In early position, McDonald opened for 17,000 and Castro called in middle position. The two saw an {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop and after McDonald made a continuation bet of 18,000, Castro moved all in for 61,000 sending McDonald into the tank, After another player at the table called the clock, McDonald called with {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. He was ahead with his kings as Castro tabled {Q-Spades}{J-Spades}. The {A-Diamonds} turn and {A-Spades} river secured the pot for McDonald en route to his ending the day with the chip lead.

Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes made the money before busting in 53rd place. Both the Day 1a chip leader, Freddy Torres, and Day 1b chip leader, Leandro Csome, came into the day with big stacks, but neither managed to navigate their way to the money.

Here is the table and seat draw for Day 3:

11Tulio Bertoli98,000
12Victor Forero283,000
13Jhon Jairo398,000
14Rafael Velandia248,000
16Alexis Gomez713,000
18Norberto Iglesias369,000
19Cesar Mejia Medina412,000
21Jessica Bedoya168,000
22Carlos Perez184,000
23Jason Sudol425,000
24Stuart McDonald754,000
27Jonathan Monsalve393,000
28Martz Ramirez257,000
29David Garcia701,000
31Francisco Cortaza147,000
32Francisco Corvalan369,000
33Miguel Solano236,000
36Simon Campo490,000
37Luis Vayas281,000
38Rafael Pardo372,000
39Ernesto Barros275,000
42Carlos Ponce259,000
43Daniel Hurtado238,000
44Julian Menendez400,000
45Andres Felipe Corrales Giraldo544,000
46Gilberto Castillo417,000
48Jonathan Markovitz561,000
49Roxana Azar73,000

Play resumes at noon local time tomorrow, so be sure to join us then as we provide you all of the action as we play down to a champion.

Until then, good night from Medellin!

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Late Casualties


Alejandro Araya got the last of his chips in with {A-Hearts}{7-Spades} against the {10-Hearts}{6-Spades} of Stuart McDonald. The final board read {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{9-Spades}{J-Diamonds} to give McDonald a winning straight to score the knockout.

Meanwhile, Martin Romero busted with {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} to an opponent's {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} when an ace hit the turn to leave 28 players remaining as the final level of the day ended,

Alejandro Araya
Alejandro Araya
Martin Romero
Martin Romero

Sudol Cripples Araya


On a flop of {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, Alejandro Araya and Jason Sudol each put in 20,000 and watched the {10-Diamonds} hit the river. Sudol proceeded to check-call a bet of 30,000, leading to the {6-Clubs} river. Again Sudol checked, and this time Araya fired out 85,000, leaving himself less than 100,000 behind.

Sudol, who would be left with about half the chip average if he were to call and lose, thought long and hard before making the call. Araya's face dropped a bit and he sheepishly turned over {J-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a missed flush draw. Sudol turned over {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to collect the pot and increase his stack to 450,000.

Jason Sudol
Jason Sudol
450,000 90,000
Alejandro Araya
Alejandro Araya
96,000 -214,000

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Menendez Shows a Bluff


A player in the cutoff raised to 24,000 and both the small and big blinds called. When the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{8-Spades}, the small blind checked, as did Julian Menendez in the big. The cutoff then put out a continuation-bet of 35,000, the small blind folded, and Menendez woke up with a check-raise to 100,000.

The cutoff thought for about a minute before rapping the table and laying down his hand. Menendez then gave him a little jab by showing the {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} bluff. Menendez is back up to 460,000.

Julian Menendez ar
Julian Menendez
ar 460,000

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Araya Takes One Out


A short-stacked player moved all in from under the gun for 36,000. Alejandro Araya isolated from the cutoff with an all-in re-raise.

UTG: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Araya: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades} to secure the elimination for Araya.

Alejandro Araya
Alejandro Araya
280,000 50,000

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McDonald Sends One Packing


Action folded to Stuart McDonald in the small blind and he moved all in, putting the pressure on the short-stacked big blind, who we knew only as "Ricardo". After peering down at his hand, he snap-called and the cards were turned up.

Ricardo: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
McDonald: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

McDonald was flabbergasted his opponent snap-called like he did, and urged the dealer to put up an ace. While there was not one to be found on the {9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop, it was no help to Ricardo. "Ace," one of McDonald's supporters called from the rail, knowing full well a bullet would put in end to the hand. Sure enough, the {A-Spades} spiked and the hand was over. The meaningless {Q-Hearts} was put out on the river as Ricardo exited in 34th place; meanwhile, McDonald is back up to around the 440,000 mark.

Stuart McDonald
Stuart McDonald
440,000 130,000

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Marta Nearly Triples

Marta Ramírez Hermosilla
Marta Ramírez Hermosilla

The action was kicked off with a raise to 25,000 by a player in early position. Alejandro Araya called from the next seat over, but next to act was David Garcia and he popped it to 63,000. On the button, Marta Ramírez Hermosilla woke up with {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and she shoved for 123,000. Action folded to the original raiser who shoved all in as well for about 175,000. Both Araya and Garcia folded.

The original raiser tabled {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and was well ahead, but probably felt uneasy when the flop came down {A-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Spades}. The {7-Diamonds} turn changed nothing, but the {3-Spades} hit the river to give Marta a winning flush.

David Garcia us
David Garcia
us 706,000 -54,000
Marta Ramírez
Marta Ramírez
357,000 234,000
Alejandro Araya
Alejandro Araya
140,000 -40,000

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