LAPT Punta del Este: Level 18 live updates

Updates from the LAPT event in Punta del Este Level 18 (5,000/10,000/1,000) will be posted here and come courtesy of live bloggers Brad Willis and Change100.

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Last update 10:38pm

10:38pm--Mario Salvagno out in 13th ($15,540)

You might have noticed a trend here. People are saying all-in more than they're saying fold. This time, it was our early Day 2 chip leader Mario Salvagno. He got A♣-Q♣ all-in pre-flop against Oliver Rowe's pocket aces. The board came Q♦-J♦-3♠-K♣-8♦ and Salvagno was gone.


10:34pm--Lisandro Gallo eliminated 14th place ($15,540)

Lisandro Gallo spent most of his day beating up on people, but in the end, he couldn't outrun a pair of eights with his K-J all-in pre-flop. He's out in 14th place for $15,540.


10:27pm--Oscar Hilarro Quijada eliminated in 15th place ($15,540)

Moments after doubling up against Karl Hevoy, Octavio Bernardini put Oscar Hilarro Quijad out of the event, his Q♥-J♥ beating K-2 all-in preflop. The board ran out Q♠-5♣-3♥-8♦-Q♦ and Quijada was eliminated.


10:20pm--Andre Ventura crippled, doubles -- Magno Aragao loves his lady

Moments ago, Andre Venture got all in with pocket sixes against Waldemar Cogo's queens and was left with barely enough to pay the blinds after failing to suck out. On the next hand, he doubled up against Cogo with A♣-9♣ against A♥-8♦.

On the outer table Magno Aragao got all-in with K-Q versus against Karl Hevoy's black jacks. Aragao paired both his king and queen to double up.

9:57pm--Felipe Ivar eliminated 16th place ($12,760)

Brazil's Felipe Ivar just got A♣-9♣ all in against pocket tens. Though he flopped a nine and turned a club draw, he couldn't get there on the river and was eliminated in 16th place for $12,760.


9:44pm--Adolfo Vaeza eliminated 17th place ($12,760)

Adolfo Vaeza just got it all-in pre-flop with chip leader Karl Hevroy. At this point in the tournament, you could call this one a cooler. Vaeza held A♣-Q♦ to Hevroy's A♦-K♦. Hevroy made his king on the flop and that was that.


9:40pm--Antes up

We're now playing 5,000/10,000/1,000 blinds with 17 players remaining. We will play until we reach the final table of nine.

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