LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 10 live updates
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Last updated 1:15pm
1:15pm--Villa takes down two in five minutes
Columbia's Hernan Villa has eliminted two players in short order. The first came when his Kc-Th beat out Martin Alonso Kohatsu's pocket queens all-in pre-flop. Moments later, he got all in on a board of Qh-Js-Qd-Kd-9d and got a call from Argentina's Jose Yubi. Villa slowly rolled over pocket jacks, his full house good enough to beat Yubi's pocket aces.
We are now down to 55 players and the end of the level.
12:57pm--Roberto Brenes says "adios"
With the action folded around to Roberto Brenes on the button, he moved in holding A-7 and was called by the big blind with Ah-9h. The flop came down with two hearts, leaving the youngest Brenes drawing only to two of the three remaining sevens in the deck. Alas, Brenes couldn't get there and he hit the rail to words of consolation from his father, Humberto.
There was quite a commotion over on the TV featured table as Jyries "Chiquitita" Aguad Saba got his chips all in pre-flop with the As-Kh, dominating Lander Aleman Valdez's Ad-Qh.
"Vamo Chiquitita!" he cried as the flop came down a safe-looking Tc-9c-3s.
The turn was the 6h and Chiquitita practically danced in his seat as he prepared to double up. All he had to avoid was a queen.
The river? The Qs.
"BIEN! Bien, bien bien!" shouted Valdez, celebrating his three-outer. All Chiquitita could do was shrug and smile. He was left with less than 10,000 in chips.
A few hands later, Chiquitita made a stand with the lowly 9d-3d but was up against pocket kings. Now it was Chiquitita's turn to suck out, the flop coming down a beautiful 3s-3c-2c.
Chiquita earned the double-up but is still extremely short-stacked.
12:52pm-- Demes sacks Urbina
Brandon Demes led out for 6,200 on a flop of Jc-Ts-4c only to face an all-in raise from Carlos Urbina. Demes insta-called and revealed two queens in the hole, well ahead of Urbina's Jh-9h. Though the Qc on the turn gave Urbina more outs with an open-ended straight draw, the Ad landed on the river and ended Urbina's tournament.
After the hand, Demes was up to 98,000.
12:50pm--Jhon Rua needs to work on his out-catching
Colombia's Jhon Rua is no doubt a good poker player. He's made it to Day 2, after all. That said, he needs some practice in catching his outs. All-in with Qh-Th vs. Carlos Urbina's pocket deuces. After a flop of Ah-6h-8d, Rua needed any heart, any queen, or any ten. Then, after the Kd on the turn, he picked up three more outs. Seventeen outs going into the river and he catches...the 6d. Urbina is quit happy with the situation and remains alive.
Shirley Rosario opened the action with a 3,000 raise, only to have short-stacked Craig Boucher move all in behind her and the equally short-stacked Vincentzo Giannelli move all in behind him. Rosario mucked and the cards went on their backs, pocket threes for Boucher and two red kings for Giannelli.
"Vamo!" cried Giannelli as the flop came down Kc-4s-2s. The turn was the Ad.
"NO CINCO!" he implored. "It never is easy."
The river, though, was the Qs, eliminating Boucher and giving Giannelli a much-needed double-up.
12:40pm-- Damian Andres Salas seizes the chip lead
A massive pot just developed over on Table 5, Damien Andres Salas and Nicolas Perez going to war on a flop of 8s-3s-2h. Salas checked, Perez bet 3,600, Salas raised an additional 10,000 and Perez made the call. The Qh came on the turn and Salas checked again. Perez put out a small bet of 8,000 and Salas check-raised again, this time to 24,000. Perez called. The river fell the Kd and Salas immediately announced "all in" with a wave of his hand. Perez mucked his cards and the monster pot was chipped to Salas, who, by our estimation, is the tournament's new chip leader with 128,000 in his stack.
12:38pm--Ángel Guillén wins races
With less than half he average chips to start the day, Ángel Guillén just got all-in with Ad-Kh against Eduardo Santi's two red jacks. The second card out of the dealer's hand was the Ac. The final board read 7s-Ac-9d-7c-8c and Guillén doubled to a little ore than 30,000. Santi, however, is now very short and will need to double a couple of times to get back in the game.
12:19pm--Ismael Bojang eliminated
Short-stacked and starting the day with only 11,975 in chips, Ismael Bojang's Ah-Qc just fell victim to Maria Stern's Ac-Kc. All-in pre-flop, the players saw the board run out 4h-5h-8s-2s-5s. Bojang is now free to play in today's second chance tournament if he likes. Meanwhile, Stern is up to more than 50,000 chips.
We don't play favorites here. We try to remain as objective as possible. That said, for the sheer entertainment value alone, we've got our hopes pinned on the short-stacked Jyries Aguad Saba. The Chilean is by far the most vocal player in the room. Yesterday, when hoping for baby cards to run out on board, Saba yelled, "Chiquitita!" over and over again. When he got his wish, he screamed it again. Five minutes later, for no reason other than it sounded good, Saba broke the silence in the room with another, "Chiquitita!" Unlike a lot of table celebrations, this one is almost charming.
Saba is seated on the feature table today with Team PokerStars Pro Alex Gomes. We're hoping for some fun.
After a short delay for some announcements, cards are in the air.
12:00pm--Play about to begin
Players are seated and unbagging their chips. Cards will be in the air in a moment.