LAPT Rio: Money, money, money

After much calculating, the numbers have finally arrived. The 314 players at LAPT Rio will be playing for a total prize pool of $785,000, distributed among them as follows:

1 -- $222,940
2 -- $117,750
3 -- $86,350
4 -- $62,800
5 -- $47,100
6 -- $31,400
7 -- $23,550
8 -- $15,700
9 -- $11,775

10-12 -- $10,205
13-16 -- $8,635
17-24 -- $7,065
25-32 -- $5,495

*Brazilian residents will be taxed 30 percent on the above; all non-residents 15 percent.

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The players have just returned from their 90 minute dinner break and will play the final 30 minutes of level six. The blinds on their return are 200-400 with an ante of 50. There are 208 players remaining.

Just before that dinner break, Gavin Griffin, the high-flying Team PokerStars Pro, found his winged clipped somewhat. He made an aggressive all-in move on the river, staring at a board of A-A-8-7-Q. It might have got through had his opponent not been holding pocket queens for queens full of aces -- the final queen falling on the river, by the way.

He's down from the dizzy heights of 44,000 to about 12,000.

Selected approximate chip counts can be found HERE and we're currently conducting a sweep of the room to make sure this is up to date.