That’s it for all Day 1s here in Uruguay.
After 10 levels of play, Day 1b has come to a close and Chadi Moustapha is leading the field with 197,300.
There were 176 entrants today but after a full day of play, only 66 remain. These players will join the 29 survivors from Day 1a tomorrow for another 10 levels of play.
While Moustapha’s leading the final 95 players, he was one of Day 1a’s numerous eliminations.
Moustapha was a bit more successful today.
While Rojas has one LAPT title to his name, Moustapha came within one elimination of a title of his own last stop.
Moustapha will be looking to score that final elimination here in Uruguay.
Second in chips is Brazil’s Jorge Breda, who finished the day with 177,500.
Breda used his stack and aggression to his advantage in the final level of the day.Breda kept open-raising and managed to trap Julio Belluscio with three hands to go.
Blinds were 500/1,000 with and 100 ante and once again, Breda opened to 2,500.
Breda showed A♠A♥ and Belluscio shook his head and turned over A♦4♥.
It was just that kind of day for Breda.
The board ran K♠2♥6♥J♣10♦, Breda won the hand and ended the day near the top of the counts.
Friend of PokerStars Felipe Mojave also survived the day and will come back tomorrow with 45,700.
The doctor will return with 77,300.
But their chips didn’t just come from thin air, lots of them came from the now-eliminated majority.
Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari was among the many after he was eliminated in the last level of the day. At least now Akkari can get some rest since he flew 30 hours to get here and showed up this morning.
Join us tomorrow as we continued to play down to our LAPT8 Uruguay champion.
Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.