LAPT Punta del Este: Day 2 Preview

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Day 2 of the LAPT Punta del Este will begin shortly. The event started yesterday with 307 runners. More than half of the field busted out on the first day. A total of 145 players advanced to Day 2 with local player, Martin Alberto Fuentes, leading the field with 118,000 in chips. Fuentes won his seat through a live satellite qualifier.

A handful of PokerStars Team Pros are still remaining in the field. Out of the five remaining, Leo Fernandez from Argentina, has the most chips with 59,600.

First place pays out $279,330. The top 48 players will be awarded prize money. The goal for Day 2 is to play down to 24 players or 8 full levels... whichever comes first.

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End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts:
Martin Alberto Fuentes (Uruguay) - 118,000
Jose Gonzalez (Argentina) - 109,700
Ernesto Panno (Argentina) - 109,500
Jimmy Castano (Colombia) - 102,300
Sebastian Winkler (Germany) - 97,600
Fernando Iturrino (Argentina) - 97,400
Bolivar Palacios (Panama) - 84,300
Alejandro De Arruabarrena (Argentina) - 79,100
Cesar Mostafa (Paraguay) - 77,400
Stephen "Stevie444" Chidwick (U.K.) - 77,100

Notables:
Leo Fernandez (Argentina) - 59,600 * PokerStars Team Pro
Jose "Nacho" Barbero (Argentina) - 52,300 * PokerStars Team Pro
Maria "Maridu" Mayrinck (Brazil) - 41,300 * PokerStars Team Pro
Lee Marvin Funk (Canada) - 26,400
Veronica Dabul  (Argentina) - 19,900 * PokerStars Team Pro
Humberto Brenes (Costa Rica) - 19,600 * PokerStars Team Pro
Alex Brenes (Costa Rica) - 12,700

Payouts:
1 - $279,330
2 - $161,550
3 - $99,020
4 - $72,960
5 - $52,110
6 - $41,690
7 - $31,270
8 - $20,850
9-10 - $14,590
11-12 - $12,500
13-14 - $10,420
15-16 - $8,350
17-24 - $7,300
25-32 - $6,250
33-48 - $5,210

Stay tuned for live updates!

Pauly McGuire
@PokerStars in Latin American Poker Tour