LAPT7 Peru: Nationalities and other numbers
We've shared a lot of words already this week. Now let's share some numbers.
As always, there are many different nationalities represented among the field -- 35, in fact. Peru is unsurprisingly the most represented with 152 players, with Chile (88), Brazil (87), Argentina (71), Colombia (50), and Mexico (48) likewise sending many to play.
Venezuela (23), Costa Rica (22), Paraguay (16), Canada (19), and the United States (16) also are decently represented, while players from as far away as Iceland, Israel, Australia, China, and South Africa took part as well.
Prize pool and payouts
As noted before, a couple of records have been broken with this year's LAPT Peru Main Event. The 692 total entries are the most ever (by more than 130), and the $1,040,420 total prize pool is also the richest in five visits to Lima.
The top 103 finishers with split the cash with $197,540 reserved for the champion. Here's how the payouts are scheduled to go for the eight-handed final table:
Of course, those payouts are subject to negotiation once players get that far, such as happened at LAPT6 Peru when a seven-handed deal preceded Patricio Rojas's victory. (See the complete payout information here.)
Players and chips
The numbers of most immediate significance, however, are the number of players remaining and who among them possesses the most chips.
After almost two hours of play today there are 176 players remaining. And the one who appears to have the most chips among them right now is Brazil's Thiago Nishijima with just over 250,000.
Photography from LAPT7 Peru by Carlos Monti. Check out the start-to-finish live streaming coverage (in both Spanish and Portuguese) at PokerStars.tv. Click here for live updates in Spanish, and here for live updates in Portuguese.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.