LAPT7 Brazil: How the mighty have fallen

In the 90 minutes since the bubble burst, 55 players have hit the rail. Among the fallen was WSOP and WPT champion Alex Gomes, who arrived with 35,600 in chips and hovered around that mark for most of the day. Although we missed the hand, we spotted a smiling Gomes approaching the payout desk and a rather dejected masseuse who just lost her biggest client of the day.


Tournament beast and massage aficionado Alex Gomes

Three tables over, Bill Gazes led off what would be his final hand with a raise to 12,000. The big blind called and they saw a K♠J♦8♣ flop. Both players checked to the turn, which fell the 4♥. The big blind led out for 14,000 and Gazes called. The river brought the 5♣ and the big blind moved all-in, having Gazes covered. Gazes called and revealed Q♦Q♥, outflopped by the big blind's K♣4♣.


Bill Gazes picks up his first LAPT cash

Meanwhile on the featured table, Jorge Limon made his last stand with K♦Q♦, three-bet shoving for 90,000 from the big blind. The button raiser called and his A♠J♠ held up, ending Limon's run.


Jorge Limon, in happier times

Only a few hands later, Leo Fernandez moved all-in preflop for his last 96,000. Although his J♦J♣ led through the turn vs. Pedro Soares's A♣J♠, an ace spiked on the river to end his run at a second LAPT title. Fernandez's elimination leaves Mexico's Angel Guillen as the last Team Pro standing.


Lo siento, Leo

Here's how a few of our notables are stacking up in Level 18:

Juan Pablo Franco 680,000
Rodrigo Quezada 605,000
Fabio Fioba 456,000
Victor Moreira 380,000
Cassio Killes 350,000
Caio Pessagno 350,000
Keiji Kimura 306,000
Igor Pauletti 264,000
Andrea Ribiero 249,000
Angel Guillen 220,000
Carol Dupre 210,000
Felipe "Mojave" Ramos 210,000
Anderson Kim 180,000
Mayu Roca 160,000
Victor Sbrissa 104,000

Photography from LAPT7 Brazil by Carlos Monti. Live streaming of the action in both Spanish and Portuguese is available via You can also follow the Spanish feed at PokerStars or via Facebook, and the Portugeuse feed at PokerStars or via Facebook.

Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.