LAPT Punta del Este: Pre-prandial punches
We were all just getting ready for our dinner break when all hell broke loose on the feature table. Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes was involved -- that explained the increase in volume -- and so was his Team PokerStars team-mate, Alexandre Gomes.
Gomes had sat beside Greg Raymer for much of the day, and for a brief period he was sitting beside Brenes. That's until he knocked him out, of course, which happened just moments ago.
Brenes raised from the small blind, Gomes re-raised from the big. It was a classic blind-on-blind enounter and Brenes shoved all in for about 70,000, which Gomes called straight away. The Costa Rican had A-5, the Brazilian A-J and the board bricked.
Gomes is now the clear chip leader in the tournament with 300,000+.
The players are now taking an hour's break for dinner. We'll come back and play until only nine remain.