LAPT Punta del Este: Level 19 updates

We are into level 19 in Punta del Este. The blinds now are 5,000-10,000 with a 1,000 ante.

12.15am -- The final eight are set, and tomorrow these players will return to play for the LAPT championship:

Alexandre Gomes, Brazil, Team PokerStars Pro, 763,000
Gylbert Drolet, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, 691,000
Jose Miguel Espinar, Spain, 675,000
Lisandro Gallo, Argentina, 465,000
Alex Brenes, Costa Rica, 457,000
Paulo Ribeiro, Brazil, PokerStars qualifier, 281,000
Juan Jose Perez, Argentina, 167,000
Sidney Chreem, Brazil, 93,000

12.10am -- And that's it. The shortest of all the short stacks, Carlos Curi, from Argentina, just shoved them all in. He had the best hand -- A-Q against Alexandre Gomes's Q-6. But a six came on the turn and Curi's day was done.

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We're down to eight and a final table.

11.50pm --
A ten-minute break in the action, as the tournament officials coloured up the pink 500 chips, gave us a chance to get the counts of the remaining nine. They are:

Jose Miguel Espinar, Spain, 643,000
Gylbert Drolet, Canada, PokerStars qualifier, 665,000
Alexandre Gomes, Brazil, Team PokerStars Pro, 570,000
Alex Brenes, Costa Rica, 420,000
Lisandro Gallo, Argentina, 360,000
Paulo Ribeiro, Brazil, PokerStars qualifier, 227,000
Sidney Chreem, Brazil, 140,000
Carlos Curi, Argentina, 105,500
Juan Jose Perez, Argentina, 67,000

One more needs to bust before we have our final.