LAPT Lima: Day 3 Awaits

lapt-promo.gifAfter a long, exciting Day 2 yesterday, just 24 players will be returning to the Atlantic City Casino today when the LAPA Lima $2,300+$200 Main Event resumes. They are all that remain from our starting field of 350 players, having earned themselves the right to fight for the lion's share of the tourney's $774,000 prize pool, $207,400 of which awaits the winner.

End of Day 1 chip leader Daniel Ospina of Colombia kept the chip lead for most of the day yesterday, and after claiming a few healthy pots at night's end -- including a couple off of Team PokerStars Online player Karlo Lopez of Puerto Rico -- he was the leader when the bags came out once again with a super-sized stack of 1.14 million.


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Daniel Ospina


That puts Ospina nearly a half million chips ahead of his nearest challenger, Pablo Gonzales (also of Colombia).


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Pablo Gonzales


Not far behind Gonzalez in third is the lone woman left in the field, Peruvian Samar Hodali.


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Samar Hodali


Here's a look at everyone's stacks along with the seating assignments for the last three eight-handed tables:

Table 1
Seat 1: Mayu Roca (Colombia) - 339,000
Seat 2: Ernest Kajiura (Brazil) - 186,000
Seat 3: Engelberth Varela (Venezuela) - 190,000
Seat 4: Derek Lerner (Canada) - 241,000
Seat 5: Team PokerStars Online player Karlo Lopez (Puerto Rico) - 176,000
Seat 6: Pablo Gonzales (Colombia) - 657,000
Seat 7: Samar Hodali (Peru) - 467,000
Seat 8: Marcelo Caceras (Argentina) - 264,000

Table 2
Seat 1: Yacin Vasquez (Peru) - 387,000
Seat 2: Kemal Ferri (Peru) - 93,000
Seat 3: Alcides Tovar (Peru) - 90,000
Seat 4: Hernan Reyes (Venezuela) - 157,000
Seat 5: Leonardo Zepeda (Chile) - 212,000
Seat 6: Luis Perez (Colombia) - 312,000
Seat 7: Juan Diego Marsano (Peru) - 289,000
Seat 8: Michel Barham (Peru) - 175,000

Table 3
Seat 1: Miguel Velasco (Colombia) - 56,000
Seat 2: Daniel Ospina (Colombia) - 1,140,000
Seat 3: Carlos Rodriguez (Colombia) - 121,000
Seat 4: Raul Pino (Panama) - 317,000
Seat 5: Franklin Diaz (Venezuela) - 403,000
Seat 6: Brad Stebeleski (Canada) - 130,000
Seat 7: Hugo Kahan (Peru) - 269,000
Seat 8: Luis Yepez (Venezuela) - 189,000

The plan today is to play down to a final nine-handed table, then come back to find a winner on Sunday. Head back over to the PokerStars blog about noon (Central time) where Paul "Dr. Pauly" McGuire and I will be bringing you all of the action.

Martin Harris
@hardboiledpoker in Lima