Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
When Day 2 began, 209 players from the starting field of 681 returned with hopes of making it to Day 3 of the Latin American Poker Tour Colombia Main Event. After 10 grueling levels, only 28 remain with hopes of capturing the coveted LAPT championship. Leading the way is Stuart McDonald of Australia, who bagged 754,000.
McDonald held a nice stack for most of the day, but really caught fire late in the day. The hand that got things started for McDonald was when he eliminated Andres Castro at the 4,000/8,000/1,000 level. In early position, McDonald opened for 17,000 and Castro called in middle position. The two saw an flop and after McDonald made a continuation bet of 18,000, Castro moved all in for 61,000 sending McDonald into the tank, After another player at the table called the clock, McDonald called with . He was ahead with his kings as Castro tabled . The turn and river secured the pot for McDonald en route to his ending the day with the chip lead.
Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes made the money before busting in 53rd place. Both the Day 1a chip leader, Freddy Torres, and Day 1b chip leader, Leandro Csome, came into the day with big stacks, but neither managed to navigate their way to the money.
Here is the table and seat draw for Day 3:
|1||9||Cesar Mejia Medina||412,000|
|4||5||Andres Felipe Corrales Giraldo||544,000|
Play resumes at noon local time tomorrow, so be sure to join us then as we provide you all of the action as we play down to a champion.
Until then, good night from Medellin!
Alejandro Araya got the last of his chips in with against the of Stuart McDonald. The final board read to give McDonald a winning straight to score the knockout.
Meanwhile, Martin Romero busted with to an opponent's when an ace hit the turn to leave 28 players remaining as the final level of the day ended,
On a flop of , Alejandro Araya and Jason Sudol each put in 20,000 and watched the hit the river. Sudol proceeded to check-call a bet of 30,000, leading to the river. Again Sudol checked, and this time Araya fired out 85,000, leaving himself less than 100,000 behind.
Sudol, who would be left with about half the chip average if he were to call and lose, thought long and hard before making the call. Araya's face dropped a bit and he sheepishly turned over for a missed flush draw. Sudol turned over to collect the pot and increase his stack to 450,000.
A player in the cutoff raised to 24,000 and both the small and big blinds called. When the flop fell , the small blind checked, as did Julian Menendez in the big. The cutoff then put out a continuation-bet of 35,000, the small blind folded, and Menendez woke up with a check-raise to 100,000.
The cutoff thought for about a minute before rapping the table and laying down his hand. Menendez then gave him a little jab by showing the bluff. Menendez is back up to 460,000.
A short-stacked player moved all in from under the gun for 36,000. Alejandro Araya isolated from the cutoff with an all-in re-raise.
The board ran out to secure the elimination for Araya.
As we reach closer to a final table in the Latin American Poker Tour Main Event in Colombia, Lynn Gilmartin chats with PokerStars Blogger Reinaldo Venegas about the notable stories for the night.
Action folded to Stuart McDonald in the small blind and he moved all in, putting the pressure on the short-stacked big blind, who we knew only as "Ricardo". After peering down at his hand, he snap-called and the cards were turned up.
McDonald was flabbergasted his opponent snap-called like he did, and urged the dealer to put up an ace. While there was not one to be found on the flop, it was no help to Ricardo. "Ace," one of McDonald's supporters called from the rail, knowing full well a bullet would put in end to the hand. Sure enough, the spiked and the hand was over. The meaningless was put out on the river as Ricardo exited in 34th place; meanwhile, McDonald is back up to around the 440,000 mark.
The action was kicked off with a raise to 25,000 by a player in early position. Alejandro Araya called from the next seat over, but next to act was David Garcia and he popped it to 63,000. On the button, Marta Ramírez Hermosilla woke up with and she shoved for 123,000. Action folded to the original raiser who shoved all in as well for about 175,000. Both Araya and Garcia folded.
The original raiser tabled and was well ahead, but probably felt uneasy when the flop came down . The turn changed nothing, but the hit the river to give Marta a winning flush.