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Alberto Cartin Leads Latin Series of Poker Millions Day 5

Manne Ravi, Andreas Farias, Alon Raz and Carter Gill Trail Alberto Cartin

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Alberto CartinAnother day belonged to Costa Rica’s Alberto Cartin when day 4 of the Latin Series of Poker Millions came to an end. The guitarist and online tournament specialist will lead the final 26 players with a stack of 1,655,000 when day 5 begins Friday, Mar. 14 at the Majestic Casino in Panama City, Panama.

Cartin finished day 1c with the chip lead and then did the same on day 2. Trailing Cartin is Colombian Andreas Farias with 1,189,000 and the United States’ Manne Ravi with 1,159,000. The three are the only players to end the day above the one million mark. Day 3 chipleader Alon Raz will return to a stack of 913,000.

Also coming back for day 5 will be American Carter Gill who, after beginning the day with one the largest stacks in play, was crippled by Team BetCRIS pro Engelberth Varela. Varela , who was short-stacked, was all-in for his tournament life against Gill early on. With the board reading 10Diamond SuitQClub Suit2Heart Suit. Varela moved all-in with 10Club Suit10Heart Suit and Gill called with AHeart SuitKClub Suit. The board completed 5Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit, Varela received a much needed doubled up and Gill lost a sizable portion of his stack.

With 30 players left in the day – and play ending at 27- Gill moved all-in for 173,000 from the cutoff with ASpade Suit6Diamond Suit. Leonardo Tarazona called form the button and showed JClub Suit6Spade Suit. An ADiamond Suit10Diamond Suit8Spade Suit3Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit board was spread and Gill reclaimed some of his lost chips. By the time the tournament clock ran out on the day, the 2013 Latin America Poker Tour Uruguay champion was back near the top of the leaderboard.

Carter GillOther players who will return for day 5 include Jose “Nacho” Barbero, Bolivar Palacios, Roman Valerstein and Rafael Pardo.

A few who will not be back include Manrique Quezada, who was eliminated by Nicolas Malandre when he ran his AHeart Suit8Diamond Suit into Malandre’s AClub SuitQDiamond Suit on a 10Club Suit4Spade Suit4Club Suit5Spade SuitKSpade Suit board, Bill Cole, Carlos Lam and Gabriel Diaz.

The 26 returning players are guaranteed at least $5,335.

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Alberto Cartin Costa Rica 1,655,000
Andres Parias Colombia 1,189,000
Manne Ravi USA 1,159,000
Alon Raz Israel 913,000
Oscar Ortiz Puerto Rico 890,000
Carter Gill USA 883,000
Ignacio Barbero Argentina 843,000
Guillermo Echevarria Peru 843,000
Leonardo Tarazona Colombia 829,000
Adam Reynolds Great Britain 668,000
Chachita Varela Venezuela 605,000
Maziar Keshavarzi USA 583,000
Zennawi Petros Canada 471,000
Rafael Pardo Colombia 467,000
Fernando Murrieta Ecuador 411,000
Amos Ben Chile 374,000
Francis Cruz Dominican Republic 363,000
Roger Nordgren USA 358,000
Ryan Smith Canada 266,000
Roman Valerstein USA 264,000
Chris Wolters Canada 259,000
Ryan Morrell Canada 236,000
David El Chaak Venezuela 232,000
Jorge Olivos Chile 218,000
Bolivar Palacios Panama 216,000
John Abello Colombia 139,000