LAPT Mar del Plata: Level 18-19 live updates

lapt-promo.gifThis is a live blog of the LAPT Mar del Plata Grand Final, brought to you by bloggers Brad Willis and Change100. This post will updated on a regular basis. Click refresh for the latest information. The latest selected chip counts can be found on the LAPT Chip Counts page.

Blinds 6,000-12,000/1,000

Last updated: 3:45pm

3:45pm-- Derek Lerner eliminated in 7th place ($49,400)

With the action folded to Derek Lerner on the button, he moved all in for his remaining 100,000 and Rodolfo Awad snap-called from the big blind.

Lerner A♠8♠

Awad Q♠Q♦

The 8♦7♠2♥ flop paried up Lerner, but the Q♣ on the turn left him drawing dead, Awad hitting top set. As the 5♥ landed on the river, Lerner shook his opponent's hand and departed the stage in an (uncharacteristically) quiet manner.

Down to 6.

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3:20pm--The final table in moving pictures

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3:05pm-- Alfons Fenijn eliminated in 8th place ($35,280)

It's the end of the road for our lone Dutchman. Alfons Fenijn moved all in for 52,000 from under the gun, Sergio Farias, to his immediate left made it 130,000 to go and the rest of the table got out of the way. It was Q♠T♥ for Fenijn and J♣J♥ for Farias, the board running out A♥K♥3♦5♣T♦ to send him home in eighth place.

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The hand sent Farias' chip count up to 750,000, much to the delight of his railbirds.

2:46pm-- Jose Barbero eliminated in 9th place ($28,220)

On the third hand of play, Sergio Farias opened for 65,000 from the small blind, Jose Barbero moved all in from the big blind and Farias made the call.

Barbero A♦K♣

Farias 5♦5♥

The flop came down Q♠T♦5♣, Farias hitting a set, but Barbero still had a ray of hope with an inside straight draw. The 6♦ on the turn made him frown a bit as his supporters cried for a "jota" on the river. It was the 9♠, though sending the Argentinian to the rail in ninth place.

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2:40pm-- Cards are in the air

For more about our final table players check out the LAPT Mar del Plata final table player profiles.

2:19pm-- Final table seating assignments and chip counts

We're still in a holding pattern here, with last-minute adjustments still being made for the televised broadcast. Meanwhile, take a look at how our final table stacks up:

Seat 1: Jason Skeans (338,000)
Seat 2: Rodolfo Awad (170,000)
Seat 3: Alfons Fenijn (65,000)
Seat 4: Sergio Farias (474,000)
Seat 5: Jose Barbero (181,000)
Seat 6: Dominik Nitsche (817,000)
Seat 7: Jorge Landazuri (428,000)
Seat 8: Leo Fernandez (329,000)
Seat 9: Derek Lerner (151,000)

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2:04pm-- Almost game time

Our final table players are all taking their seats, unbagging their chips and getting miked up for the ESPN cameras. Action should be underway in the next few minutes.

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