LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 21 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 21.

Blinds: 8,000/16,000/2,000

Last updated 7:36pm

7:36pm--Nueve, nueve

Fabian Ortiz kicked off the action with a raise to 40,000 and got two callers in Fabio Escobar and Damian Salas. The flop came down Qs-Qc-Jc and was met with checks from all three players. The turn fell the 8c. Ortiz checked again, Escobar checked and Salas decided to take a 60,000 shot at the pot. The bet chased away Ortiz, but Escobar made the call. The 8c hit the river and Escobar checked it over to Salas, who checked behind.

Escobar turned up two red nines for the queen high straight and Salas mucked, Escobar dragging the pot.

7:19pm--Villa survives the Ace Chorus

With only 59,000 left in his stack, Hernan Villa should've been shoving with any two cards when it was folded to him on the button. It just so happened that his any two cards happened to be two red kings. Damian Salas made the easy call from the big blind with Ad-7h. That's what the Ace Chorus erupted.

Now, for an American, this is funnier than it is in reality. The pronunciation of the word "ace" around these parts sounds a lot like the American pronunciation of a particular body part that we don't have to name. So, when a couple dozen Salas supporters jump into a raucous chant of, "Ace, ace, ace, ace, ace, ace!" it is worth a giggle.

Villa wasn't giggling. He knew he only had to dodge three outs and a minor miracle. He managed to do so as the board ran out Jc-2c-6h-4s-Js. Villa now has an ever-so-small amount of breathing room.

The Ace Chorus is, as you might expect, temporarily silenced.

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7:13pm--Eduardo Camia eliminated in 8th place ($13,095)

Damian Salas opened the action with a raise to 42,000, Eduardo Camia moved all in for 127,000 total and Salas made the call. Camia's As-9s needed some help against Salas' 9h-9d. He couldn't get it, however on the Qs-5c-4d-4c-8d board and Camia hit the rail in 8th place, $13,095 in earnings cushioning the blow.

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6:57pm--The moving version of what you see here

While there's no live TV coverage of the event here today, we can get you close with this introductory video blog recorded just a bit earlier.

Watch LAPT Vina Del Mar 09: Final Table Intro on

6:51pm-- Saba sets, can't get action

Vincenzo Giannelli opened for a 44,000 raise and the action was folded around to Jyries Saba, who reraised to 88,000. Giannelli flat-called and they saw a flop of Ah-9c-6d. Saba immediately moved all in and after a moment's dwell, Giannelli mucked his hand, electing to save the 175,000 in chips he had behind. Saba proudly showed the 9d-9s for middle set and raked in the pot. He did not, however, scream "Chiquitita!"

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6:48pm--Chip counts are fresh

100% accurate chip counts from the break are now up on the LAPT Vina del Mar chip counts page.

6:44pm--Annnnnd we're back

After a protracted search for our man Chiquita and a problem with the house lights, we're back in action.

6:33pm--Players coming back from break

Players are preparing to come back from break. If you'd like to see other coverage from the day, check out the Level 20 and Level 19 live updates.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Latin American Poker Tour