LAPT Vina del Mar: Level 22 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 22.

Blinds: 10,000/20,000/2,000

Last updated 8:41pm

8:46pm-- Vamos a comer

Our final six players are now on a 90-minute dinner break. Action will resume at approximately 10:20pm local time.

8:41pm--Hernan Villa doubles through Damian Salas

It was the most active player at the table vs. perhaps the tightest player at the table in this latest all in confrontation. After Damian Salas made an opening raise to 60,000, Hernan Villa moved all in for his remaining 113,000 from the small blind and Salas called the balance. Salas turned up Ac-8s and Villa the Ks-Js. Villa's supporters immediately began calling for a "Rey" or a "Jota" and got their wish when the flop came down Kh-9c-8h. The turn was the 4h, the river was the 5d, and Villa more than doubled his stack to 268,000.

"Si se puede!" called out a Villa (and perhaps an Obama) fan from the stands as his man raked in the chips.

8:31pm--Famous railbird

Of the six remaining players, Fabio Escobar probably has the the most famous railbird. That's none other than Team PokerStars Pro Alex Gomes. Gomes sneaked away for a moment to chat with the video blogging team.


Watch LAPT Vina Del Mar 09: Down to 8 and Gomes is cheering for Brasil on PokerStars.tv

8:25pm-- Salas gains ground on Ortiz

Fabian Ortiz made it 48,000 to go and Damian Salas called. Both players checked the Ac-3c-2c flop. When the 7h fell on the turn, Salas led out with a 45,000 bet and Ortiz came along with a call. The river was the 8s. Salas made a small bet of 65,000 and Ortiz was practically obliged to call.

Ortiz showed As-9c for top pair, but Salas runner-runnered two pair, the 7h-8s in his hand, and added 158,000 of Ortiz's chips to his stack.

8:15pm--The face of a winner

Here's what it looks like to take the chip lead six-handed on the LAPT.

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Fabian Ortiz

7:58pm-- Jyries Saba eliminated in 7th place ($18,330)

We're supposed to be objective journalists here, but we must admit, we fell a little bit in love with a slight, seventy-something Chilean man this week. Jyries "Chiquitita" Saba endeared himself to the media and the rail alike during his run at the LAPT Vina del Mar, which unfortunately just ended with his elimination in 7th place.

It's going to be a little quieter in here, that's for sure.

Fabian Ortiz opened the action with a 45,000 raise from early position and Saba made the call from the small blind. The flop came down Ks-5s-4d and Saba almost immediately declared himself all-in. Ortiz snap-called, having Saba slightly covered. The crowd rose to their feet, chanting, clapping, and crying "Vamo Chiquitita!"

When the cards were turned on their backs Saba showed the Kc-Jc and was in pretty dire shape against Ortiz's Ah-Ad. The crowd calling for a king or a jack, the dealer burned and turned the 8s on the turn, followed by the 6c on the river. No mas de Chiquitita and Ortiz raked in the monster pot, making him the runaway chip leader.

"CHI! QUI! TITA!" chanted his railbirds, as Saba, ever-smiling, shook hands around the table and exited stage left.

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7:45pm--New level to make life tougher on short stacks

Summer is hot, winter is cold, college is expensive, and fatty foods will kill you. Among these facts of life...blinds will go up. They have, now to 10,000/20,000/2,000.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Latin American Poker Tour