LAPT8 Chile: A great way to spend International Women's Day

Around the world many nations are today observing International Women's Day. While not a national holiday here in Chile, it is nonetheless widely observed as many are taking the occasion to celebrate the ladies in their lives with appreciation and love.

Four women remain part of the field here at the start of Day 2, including Chile's own Monica Hadad who began with 33,500.


Monica Hadad

Meanwhile three women from Brazil are here as well, with Renata Teixeria beginning the day with the largest stack among them with 79,900.


Renata Teixeria

They're joined by Nayara Rocha who began the day with 69,900. Rocha has won many regional tournaments in Sao Paulo. She also collected a couple of Brazilian Series of Poker cashes last year, including an 11th-place finish in the BSOP Main Event in Brasília in August.


Nayara Rocha

Finally Ale Braga is here, too, sitting behind a stack of 46,700 when the first hand of the day was dealt. Braga is coming off a recent victory in the PokerStars Women's Sunday tournament just a couple of weeks ago.


Ale Braga

Like the men in the field, all four would surely like to spend the whole of International Women's Day playing poker -- and tomorrow and the next day, too!

Photography from LAPT8 Chile by Carlos Monti. Watch the stream at LAPT Live. You can also follow the action in Spanish on the PokerStars blog and on Facebook, and in Portuguese on the blog and on Facebook.

Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.