LAPT Punta del Este: Day 3 Preview


Welcome back to Day 3 of the LAPT Punta del Este. 24 players remain and we'll be playing down to a final table of 8 players. Cesar Mostafa, the pride and joy of Paraguay, ended Day 2 as the chip leader. Day 1 chipleader, Martin Fuentes, is among the short stacks. Team PokerStars pros Humberto Brenes and Jose "Nacho" Barbero are both alive and well. Brenes is seeking his first final table on the LAPT.

And let's not forget about Canadian Oliver Rowe. He's attempting to make back-to-back final tables at the LAPT Punte del Este.


Oliver Rowe seeking back-to-back final tables

All eyes will also be on Daniela de Lima Zapiello. The young Brazilian is the only female left in today's field. She held the chip lead at different times on Day 2. She begins Day 3 second in chips.

Day 3 Starting Chip Counts:
Cesar Mostafa (Paraguay) - 529,000
Daniela de Lima Zapiello (Brazil) - 485,500
Oliver Rowe (Canada) - 406,000
Pascual Antonio D'Alessio  (Argentina) - 396,500
Roman Suarez (Argentina) - 358,500
Humberto Brenes (Costa Rica) - 337,000
Jose "Nacho" Barbero (Argentina) - 335,500
Helio Chreem (Brazil) - 330,000
Martin Sansour (Peru) - 294,500
Bernardo da Silveira Dias (Brazil) - 286,000
Gil Morgensztern (Brazil) - 280,000
Clas Thorsell (Sweden) - 272,500
Norbert Ludges (Uruguay) - 268,500
Stephen James Chidwick  (U.K.) - 255,000
Ernesto Panno (Argentina) - 249,000
Jose Luis Capdevila   (Chile) - 224,000
Roberto Bianchi (Argentina) - 183,500
Marco A. Caicedo (Colombia) - 168,500
Daniel Kowalski (Poland) - 147,000
Andres Korn (Argentina) - 144,500
Nicolas Cardyn  (France) - 76,500
Jimmy Castano (Colombia) - 65,000
Martin Alberto Fuentes (Uruguay) - 61,500
Diego Maggiolo (Argentina) - 40,500

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Stay tuned for live updates. Action will be starting shortly.

Pauly McGuire
@PokerStars in Latin American Poker Tour