LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 17 live updates

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Blinds: 3,000/6,000/500

Last updated 1:28am

1:31am--Time for a new level

Level 17 is now a thing of the past. Time to bump up the blinds and get this thing moving.

1:28am--Fabian's race won on river

With around 50,000 chips in front of him and the big blind taking a chunk of that, Fabian Ortiz decided Qh-Jh was as good as it was going to get. When Hernan Villa came in for a raise to 15,000, Ortiz pushed all in. Villa called with pocket sevens. The board ran out 9c-Ts-3d-Ac-8s to give Ortiz the straight and the timely double up.

1:13am-- Jose Gutierrez eliminated in 14th place ($7,857)

Jose Gutierrez had grown extremely short stacked and moved all in over the top of Damian Salas' opening raise to 15,500. The action folded back to Salas, who called the small balance. Gutierrez's Kc-6d was dominated by Salas' Kh-Qs and he couldn't hit a miracle on the Td-9c-7d-9s-Qd board, exiting the TV featured table in 14th place.

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12:50am--Get Carter

Carter Phillips has been playing exceptionally well today, his constant aggression on the bubble earning him an extra 70,000 chips or so as his opponents folded their stacks away. It seemed like any time Phillips open-raised, it was enough to chase everyone away.

At last someone is starting to play back at him, that someone being Fabio Escobar. After Phillips opened for 15,500, Escobar flat-called him from the button and they saw a 9-8-3 all-heart flop. Phillips made a continuation bet of 20,500 and Escobar, after a few moments of thought, reraised to 60,000. Phillips mucked his cards emotionlessly, his stack still quite healthy despite the 36,000 hit.

12:43am--Garðar Geir Hauksson crashes on river, out in 15th ($7,857)

With less than 60,000 in his stack, Garðar Geir Hauksson's pre-flop raise to 40,000 might as well have been all-in. Fabio Escobar re-raised from the small blind. Hauksson made the required call for less than 20,000 more and showed two red fours. Escobar turned over As-Ks. Hauksson flopped fairly with Js-3s-6h. After that, it just got worse and worse. The ten of hearts on the turn gave Escobar more outs and the 6s on the river sealed the deal. Escobar took it down with the flush.  

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Hauksson's exit

12:25am--Shuffle up

Everybody is back in their seat and ready to play.

12:06am--Fifteen coming back from break

Players are on a short break. The final 15 will be back in a few minutes to play down to the final table.

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