Welcome to Day 4 of the 2012 PokerStars.net LAPT Punta del Este. The starting field of 375 players is down just to nine following 21 levels of play and a champion will emerge before day's end.
Leading the way is Francisco Baruffi Neto with 1,346,000. Team PokerStars Pro Angel Guillen is still in the hunt, too, looking to improve upon his third-place finish here back in Season 2, but he'll have a tall mountain to climb as the short stack with 421,000.
Here is how the final table stacks up:
|1||Francisco Baruffi Neto (Brazil)||1,346,000|
|2||Osvaldo Silvio Resquin (Argentina)||802,000|
|3||Guido Ruffini (Argentina)||1,259,000|
|4||Vladimir Dobrovolskiy (Russia)||511,000|
|5||Marcelo Ramos Da Fonseca (Brazil)||460,000|
|6||Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk (Argentina)||751,000|
|7||Pablo Joaquin Melogno (Uruguay)||602,000|
|8||Angel Guillen (Mexico)||421,000|
|9||Ivan Luca (Argentina)||1,254,000|
Play is scheduled to continue at 1pm local time, a little less than an hour from now, so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews throughout the day for as a new LAPT champion will be crowned.