LAPT Punta del Este: Level 14 live updates

Updates from the LAPT event in Punta del Este Level 14 (1,500/3,000/300) will be posted here and come courtesy of live bloggers Brad Willis and Change100.

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Last update 3:42pm

3:42pm--"I don't not want to risk losing with a pair of aces."

Bolivar Palacios was facing a raise to 10,000 from Andre Ventura. Palacios was still stack checks from a previous hand and casually re-raised to 25,000. Venture started counting in his head, with his fingers, and in a whisper. Eventually, he pushed out 75,000 chips. Palacios was facing a 60,000 raise on his re-raise.

That's when Ventura said it.

"I don't not want to risk losing with a pair of aces."

Do you ever believe a guy when he says that? Palacios simply couldn't figure it out. After nearly five minutes of thought, he mucked. Ventura flashed one ace and folded.

3:40pm--As you might expect...

Play has slowed down a little bit as we approach the bubble. Players are craning their necks to check out the action on the other tables. The bubble will come, but it may not be for a while.

3:35pm--Song for the departed

You can't win'em all. Paulo Santiago started the day with us, but is no more. Here's what he had to say a little bit earlier.

Watch LAPT Punta del Este S2: Paulo Santiago on

3:18pm--Leonardo Emperador eliminated in the battle of Venezuela

With twelve big blinds remaining in his stack and the action folded to him on the button, Leonardo Emperador moved all in for his remaining 36,000 and got a caller in fellow Venezuelan Hernan Reyes. Emperador's J♠-J♥ was in great shape against Reyes' A♦-2♦, but the A♥-6♠-4♠ flop swung the lead around to Reyes. The turn was the [10S], Emperador picking up a flush draw, but the 7♦ on the river sealed his elimination, only three spots off the money.

3:15pm--Chip monkey at work

Our resident chip monkey Alex Villegas has been hard at work and compiled a full chip count from the beginning of this level. You can find it on the LAPT Punta del Este Chip Counts page.

3:06pm-- Cruel timing for Kruel

Christian Kruel just got his money in with A♥-Q♥ versus pocket kings. You might expect that when the flop looked like [10H]-8♥-J♠. The turn and river blanked on him and he's gone. Thirty-nine players remain.

2:52pm-- Two more down

They're dropping like... you know, as we rapidly approach the bubble. In the opening minutes of this level, we lost Ernesto Eduardo Panno when his 3♣-6♣ couldn't outrun Angel Guillen's K♦-Q♣ and only a few minutes later witnessed Eduardo Canto's shove from the small blind with K♦-4♠, only to run into Oliver Rowe's A♥-[10H]. Though Canto flopped a four, Rowe turned an ace and he hit the rail only a precious few spots from the money.

39 players remain, 36 get paid.

2:45pm--Back in action

After a short break to collect their thoughts and hit the head, the players are back at their tables and ready to play.