LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 15 live updates

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Blinds: 2,000/4,000/300

Last updated 10:55pm


With 18 players remaining, everybody is re-drawing for a new seat. Nine more eliminations and we're down to the final table.

10:45pm--Maria Stern out in 19th place ($5,238)

This has certainly been the tournament for multiple-way all-ins. This time, Maria Stern moved all in for 37,700 and got a call from Iceland's Garðar Geir Hauksson. Then, Eduardo Camia called all-in. Stern had pocket tens. Hauksson held pocket queens. Camia turned over pocket kings. The board, 9s-4c-7d-7s-4d changed nothing. Camia tripled up, Huaksson took a 37,000 hit, and Maria Stern went out in 19th place for $5,238.

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10:40pm--Sebastian Stratta gets queens cracked, out in 20th place ($5,238)

Sebastian Stratta came in for a raise to 14,000 and Vincenzo Giannelli called from the small blind. The flop came down Kh-2s-8c. Giannelli checked, Stratta bet out 20,000 and Giannelli called. The turn, 5s, brought another check from Giannelli. Stratta pushed for 55,000 and Giannelli snap-called with Ks-Js. Stratta turned up pocket queens. The spade on the river gave Ginnelli an unnecessary flush and Stratta was out in 20th place.

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Giannelli celebrates

10:33pm--Minond Oded eliminated in 21st place ($5,238)

It was a classic race situation over on the TV featured table, Minond Odad's tournament life on the line with 9s-9h against the Ad-Kh of Garoar Geir Hauksson in a pre-flop all in confrontation. Hauksson, however, made a Broadway straight when the flop came down Qh-Js-Tc. The turn and river blanked out and Odad headed to the payout table to collect his $5,238 in earnings.

10:27pm--Luca Carlos eliminated in 22nd ($5,238)

Italy's Luca Carlos is now on the rail after getting Ad-Td in against a pair of jacks. A jack came straight away on the flop. Carlos finished in 22nd place and doubled his buy-in.

10:16pm--Argentino's Bari Beto out in 23rd ($5,238)

Beto was among the five or six super short stacks on the bubble. He finally got a halfway decent hand and got AcQc all in versus...pocket queens and Ah-Jh. Both ace hands blanked and Beto was out in 23rd.

10:12pm--Zachary Fritz busts in 24th place ($5,238)

Short-stacked and ready to double up or go home, PokerStars qualifier Zachary Fritz got his last chips in with Qs-4h versus pocket sevens. A seven in the door and Fritz started walking for the paypit table.

10:10pm--Yakov "Colby" Urinov eliminated in 25th place ($5,238)

Yakov Urinov (Colby to his friends) spent the entirety of the bubble hours hanging on with a perilously short stack, doubling up several times to survive, including one hand where his K-T went up against Maria Stern's A-T and he spiked a king on the river. He made his final stand with Js-8d and Roberto Buckley gave him action with Ac-Ks. The board, however, ran out Kd-4d-4s-Qd-Th, Buckley making two pair to eliminate Urinov.

10:00pm--Daniel Oliva eliminated in 26th place ($5,238)

Much like Diego Sobrino, Daniel Oliva was critically short-stacked post-bubble and shipped the remainder of his chips in on the first hand back, but to no avail. He leaves us in 26th place.

9:58pm--Diego Sobrino eliminated in 27th place ($5,238)

Diego Sobrino survived the bubble with only 2,500 chips and on the first hand after the re-draw, 2,200 of them were posted in the small blind and the ante. After Jhon Rua opened the action with an early position raise to 12,000 Sobrino had little choice but to dribble his last three black chips into the pot, his 7d-Th up against Rua's As-Ac.

The flop was Kc-Qs-8c and though the 9d on the turn gave him an open-ended straight draw, the 8s fell on the river and Sobrino hit the rail in 27th place, collecting $5,238 for his efforts.

9:53pm--The many faces of Samar Hodali

Samar Hodali spent the last several hours under the pressure of the bubble. Photographer Joe Giron captured her face as it changed.

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When things looked good

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When things started looking ugly

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When reality set in

9:34pm--Two and half hour bubble breaks

After two and half hours of play on the bubble, we are down to 27 players. Samar Hodali had been nursing a short stack through the entire bubble. Finally, she was down to one big blind. The announcement came: "We have an all in with FIVE callers."

Hodali,up against every player at her table, just sat back and watched the board run out as the other six players checked it down. Looking at Kh-Jd-3s-4h-7d, Holdali held Ac-Ts and was up against:

3c-8h and the winning hand...

Players are now re-drawing for seats. Back in just a moment with some fresh chip counts.

8:55pm--Back from dinner

We're back from dinner and, yes, still on the bubble. There are still several short stacks, so the money is imminent.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Latin American Poker Tour