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Latin American Poker Tour Event in Rio Plays Final Table

Only Six Remaining of the Nine Competitors Who Started Today

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The PokerStars.com Latin American Poker Tour kicked off with its opening event in Rio on Friday and attracted 314 runners, and the final table of nine began earlier today and will play down to the first LAPT champion.

The following are chip counts at the start of final-table play:

  • Julien Juijten -- Holland -- 970,000
  • Vitaly Kovyazin -- USA (PokerStars qualifier) -- 380,000
  • Alex Brenes -- Costa Rica -- 324,000
  • Nikolai Senninger -- Germany (PokerStars qualifier) -- 318,000
  • Juan Carlos Burguillos -- Venezuela -- 297,000
  • Rafael Pardo -- Colombia (PokerStars qualifier) -- 278,000
  • Eduardo Henriques -- Brazil -- 275,000
  • Oliver Kugler -- Germany (PokerStars qualifier) -- 176,000
  • Severin Walser -- Switzerland (PokerStars qualifier) -- 175,000

The $2,500 buy-in event generated a prize pool of $785,000, and the first-place finisher will receive nearly $223,000. PokerStars live updates from the LAPT Rio are posted immediately on Card Player for readers to follow the action, and so far, at the time of this publication, three players have been eliminated.

  • 9th -- Walser -- $11,775
  • 8th -- Burguillos -- $15,700
  • 7th -- Pardo -- $23,500

Check back on CardPlayer.com for the winner.