LAPT6 Peru: Spitsyn stopped in sixth, Pardo pushes up

August 04, 2013

Level 28 is done, and with it the run of the Russian Andrey Spitsyn is over as well with a sixth-place finish.

The Colombian Rafael Pardo — here today at his fourth career LAPT final table — had been chipping up all day to move up close to 2 million and begin to challenge for the chip lead.

Then near the end of Level 28 a hand arose in which Pardo opened for 170,000 from the button, then Spitsyn reraised all in for 775,000 from one seat over. It folded back to Pardo who called, tabling A♣7♠ while Spitsyn showed 8♦8♣.

An ace popped out in the window as the dealer spread the A♦6♠J♠ to swing the advantage Pardo’s way, and after the turn and river brought two fours — 4♠ and then 4♦ — Spitsyn rose to leave, earning $45,000 for the finish.

While disappointed not to go further, the Russian has to be satisfied with the finish after only barely surviving with a short stack when the bubble burst and 88 players remained and then battling all of the way to the final table.


Andrey Spitsyn – 6th place

That hand actually pushed Pardo up to the top of the counts momentarily before Patricio Rojas reclaimed the lead during the level’s final hands. Here are the counts to begin Level 29:

1. Patricio Rojas (Chile) — 2,985,000
2. Rafael Pardo (Colombia) — 2,770,000
3. Victor Jesus Lay (Peru) — 2,610,000
4. Ricardo Chauriye (Chile) — 1,400,000
5. Scott Diver (Canada) — 945,000

Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

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