LAPT8 Peru: Day 1B is here, and we've got you covered

It's a new day here in Lima, with preparations are already in place for another full day of poker in the Latin American Poker Tour Peru Main Event. It's Day 1B, the second and last of the two Day 1 flights, and all are poised for a big crowd to take up the challenge to try to become the next Season 8 LAPT champion.

As is always the case in these events with multiple Day Ones, the later ones draw more players. That means we'll surely see a good deal more than the 134 entries who came to play on Friday, from which just 52 -- one player for each card in the deck -- made it through to tomorrow's Day 2.

Peru's own Raul Alvarez was one of the aces in that deck of cards yesterday, bagging the most chips at the end of the night with 127,100. Understandably, he was all smiles at night's end.


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All good in the hood for Alvarez

Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari also survived with a below average stack. We all know the Brazilian is a card, too, as reminded us last night when helping Alvarez celebrate his great first day.


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Bagging the chip leader

As was the case yesterday in this $2,500 buy-in event, they'll be playing 10 one-hour levels today with a 75-minute dinner break following Level 6. The unlimited re-entry option will remain available as well right up until the start of Level 7.

We expect to see several of those knocked out on Day 1A come back for another try today, among them Ivan Luca, Alex Manzano, Mario Lopez, Amos Ben, Nacho Barbero, and Team PokerStars Pro Online member Jorge "Baalim' Limon.

Play gets going about a half-hour from now at 12 noon local time. Stay with us here at the PokerStars blog as we together find out who plays and who stays, as well as whether or not anyone from today's group is able to build a stack covering Alvarez's.

Photography from LAPT8 Peru by Carlos Monti. You can also follow the action in Spanish here and in Portuguese here.

Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.