LAPT7 Peru: Night falls; players, too
Night has fallen outside the Atlantic City Casino in Miraflores. So, too, have fallen a number of Day 1A participants in the LAPT7 Peru Grand Final Main Event.
Christian de Leon was the only Team PokerStars Pro in action today, and he's in action no longer as Level 7 proved his undoing.
Having been moved to the feature table -- which continues on with commentary in Spanish or Portuguese over at LAPT Live -- de Leon found himself involved in a hand with the Argentinian Jacques Blit that began with a de Leon raise, a three-bet from late position by Blit, and a call by the Mexican.
The flop came [10h]9♣3♠, and de Leon check-called a continuation bet by Blit. The 2♦ on the turn earned another check from de Leon, in response to which Blit set out a bet of 30,000 -- enough to put the Team PokerStars Pro all in.
After thinking de Leon called, turning over [10c]8♣ for top pair of tens. It was good for the moment against the A♠Q♦ of Blit, but the Q♥ fell on fifth street, and de Leon moved from playing at the feature table to commenting on it.
De Leon will be back tomorrow for Day 1B, when his teammates Andre Akkari and Leo Fernandez are expected to play as well.
Meanwhile Blit continued to thrive over the next hour, later knocking out both Javier Eduardo Swett and Thiago Rachadel to push his stack up around 80,000.
Joining those players on the rail was Calvin Anderson after being felted for the second time today, leaving his table neighbor Felipe Balaban to continue accumulating chips. Balaban still hovers around 100,000, as does Nicholas Fierro who has just been moved over to the televised feature table along with Carter Gill, Bruno Severino, and others.
With a couple of one-hour levels still left to go tonight there are 153 players left out of the 274 who started the day.
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.