LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 14 live updates
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Last updated 7:16pm
7:16pm--Well, that didn't work
After an hour and half on the bubble and adding some time to the clock, we still didn't lose another player. With that in mind, everyone is going to dinner for 90 minutes. This, folks, is going to be a late night.
We're having some serious trouble busting the 28th place player. Tournament director Mike Ward has done all he can to encourage the players. At one point, he told them non one is going to dinner until the bubble breaks. Then he reminded everyone, "It is legal to gamble in Chile!" Still, we are more than an hour into hand-for-hand play and 28 players remain. The latest edition of Bubble Trouble saw Argentinas Alberb Bari double up with A-K vs K-Q.
There are several short-stacks in the room, but all are holding on for dear life and the $5,238 they will win of they outlast one more player.
6:14pm--Bubble Double for Colby Urinov
It looked like we were about to meet our bubble boy. With the action folded to him on the button (and after waiting out a potential all-in situation developing on another table), Colby Urinov moved all in for his remaining 5,300 and Maria Stern called from the big blind. Urinov's Kh-Ts was dominated by Stern's Ad-Td. The flop was 5c-4s-2h, no help for Urinov. The turn was the 9h, but in dramatic fashion, the Kc spiked on the river to nearly triple an elated Urinov's stack to 14,200.
5:54pm--Why so quiet?
With the onset of the bubble, the room just got really quiet. For a potential reason behind the silence, check out the LAPT Prizes and Winners page.
Ariel Celestino is proving to be nothing if not unconventional. Last level, he made a hero call with pocket threes on a paired and straightening board with four overcards. Just now, he managed to get 40,000 chips in the pot pre-flop with Kh-3h against Alex Manzano's pocket eights. "What a sick all-in," Manzano said.
It was made all the more sick by the Ah-7h-Td-Kd-4h board. Manzano went out in 29th place.
We are now on the bubble.
5:30pm--Level 14 about to begin
With 29 players remaining, we are just two eliminations away from the money. Players are coming back to 1,500/3,000/300 blinds.