LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 20 live updates

Live updates from the final table of the LAPT event in Vina del Mar Chile are brought to you by Change100 and Brad Willis. Click refresh to see the latest updates. This post will track the action in Level 20.

Blinds: 6,000/12,000/1,000

Last updated 6:24pm

6:24pm--Players take a 15-minute break

We'll return to blinds of 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

6:15pm--Please stop sniffing our set

You know, if you put it out there, people are going to sniff it. So, there's probably enough fault to go around. Nonetheless, the scene at stageside moments ago saw a railbird walking up to table that holds the LAPT Vina del Mar trophy. It's bathed in red light and surrounded by red roses. The railbird grabbed a rose and put it to her nose.

"Ma'am," said a member of the TV crew, "you can't do that."

The lady smiled as you might expect a woman to do when sniffing a rose.

"No, ma'am, you really can't do that," the TV crew explained.

Again she smiled. That's when somebody explained she was snorting the set. She smiled again and set down the rose.

Again, you can't blame her. We always tell people to take time to smell the roses. We never mentioned that the flowers on the set are off-limits.

6:05pm-- Salas scares away Balotin with a four-bet

Damian Salas opened for 33,000 and Leandro Bolatin came in for a reraise to 87,000 from the button. The action folded back around to Salas, who asked his opponent for a count of his remaining chips. Bolatin measuredly counted out the 227,000 he had behind and Salas set him all in for that amount. After a few minutes of thought, Bolatin mucked and Salas took down the pot.

5:46pm-- Jaime Ateneloff eliminated in 9th place ($10,476)

Damian Salas opened for 33,000, Jaime Ateneloff moved all in for 80,000 and Salas made the call. They were off to the races, Ateneloff with 7s-7d and Salas with the Qd-Js. The flop came down 6h-4s-4c, a good one for Ateneloff.

"Chiquitita! Chiquitita!" cried Humberto Brenes from the rail. "How many days does the week have? SIETE!" he said.

The turn, though was the Qc, the lead shifting to Salas.

"SIETE!!" implored Brenes again as the river card came down. It was the 5s, though and Ateneloff exited the stage in 9th place to a hearty round of applause.

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Ateneloff gets a congratulatory handshake from Fabian Ortiz

5:43pm--Chip counts updated

Final table chip counts have been updated on our LAPT chip counts page.

5:32pm--Eduardo Camia doubles through Fabio Escobar

Eduardo Camia open-shoved for 110,000 and got a caller in Fabio Escobar. It was Camia's two red kings up against Escobar's Ac-Kc. The board ran out Th-9s-8h-6s-Qc and Camia earned the double-up, his stack now totaling 247,000.

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Camia celebrates his double up


5:28pm-- "Chiquitita" has a senior moment

Damian Salas put in an opening raise from the cutoff and it seemed like Jyries Saba was taking an eternity to decide on his action. After perhaps a five-minute wait, someone finally nudged him, shocking "Chiquitita" to life. It turns out he didn't even know it was his turn to act! The entire table broke up in laughter as Saba mucked his hand and Salas took down the blinds.

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Not in the tank

5:19pm--And now Level 20

With the blinds at 6,000/12,000/1,000, we're now on to Level 20. For previous action, check out the LAPT Vina del Mar Level 19 live updates.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Latin American Poker Tour