Have you seen that movie The Revenant? In it, Leonardo DiCaprio plays frontiersman Hugh Glass; a man on a revenge mission after being attacked by a bear and then left for dead by his backstabbing colleagues. In fact, that’s what a revenant is – someone who has come back from the dead.
Well, there weren’t any bears here on Day 1B of LAPT9 Chile, but there were plenty of revenants – i.e. players who busted Day 1A and were back today with a revived tournament life. In case you hadn’t guessed, it’s a re-entry event here at Viña del Mar.
The possibility to re-buy was too tempting for many, and in the end we had a total of 307 entries here on Day 1B, and a total of 565 across both Day 1 flights. That created a juicy prize pool of $737,325, with a handsome $141,785 up top for the winner.
Parts of The Revenant were actually filmed in Argentina, and we had plenty of other Argentinians in the field today. Two-time LAPT champion Fabian Ortiz was back again, for one, having busted his Day 1A stack around 6pm. He fared a lot better today and will take 43,900 into Day 2.
You can find all of the end of Day 1B chip counts here.
Meanwhile, some of the many eliminated players we had today included Bruno Severino, Renata Teixeira, Jorge Cantos, and Pablo Chacra.
Both the Day 1A and Day 1B survivors will combine at 12pm tomorrow for the beginning of Day 2. There’ll be a total of 192 players looking to become the next LAPT champ (click here for all the Day 2 chip counts) and blinds will be 600/1,200 with a 200 ante. Make sure you come back and follow the action.
Until then, you can catch up on all of the live updates from the past two days:
Photos by Carlos Monti.
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