Main Event
Days:
1234
Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Francisco Baruffi Neto Leads The Final Table

123md • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Francisco Baruffi Neto
Francisco Baruffi Neto

It took just more than nine levels of Day 3 action, but we are down to a final table of nine at LAPT Punta del Este.

The day started with 76 hopefuls looking to find their way into the money. It took Bolivar Palacios running {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} into {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} for the bubble to burst, but his elimination guaranteed the remaining 56 players an LAPT cash. From there, many others hit the rail. Team PokerStars Pro Nacho Barbero, LAPT Season 4 Colombia champion Julian Menendez, and Day 1 chip leader Juan Garcia were among them.

Garcia held the chip lead with 15 players remaining, but finished in 15th place after losing a gigantic pot to Francisco Baruffi Neto. A series of raises between the two culminated with Baruffi Neto all in and at risk with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} against the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} of Garcia. The {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop changed nothing, but the {Q-Hearts} spiked on the turn. The {2-Spades} river completed the board, giving Baruffi Neto the chip lead and leaving Garcia on life support.

From there, Baruffi Neto maintained the lead and will enter the final table as chip leader. Here is how the final nine players stack up:

SeatPlayer (Country)Chips
1Francisco Baruffi Neto (Brazil)1,346,000
2Osvaldo Silvio Resquin (Argentina)802,000
3Guido Ruffini (Argentina)1,259,000
4Vladimir Dobrovolskiy (Russia)511,000
5Marcelo Ramos Da Fonseca (Brazil)460,000
6Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk (Argentina)751,000
7Pablo Melogno (Uruguay)602,000
8Angel Guillen (Mexico)421,000
9Ivan Luca (Argentina)1,254,000

Play resumes Sunday at 1pm local time, so be sure to keep it here at PokerNews to see who becomes the newest LAPT champion. Until then, good night from Punta del Este!

Tags: Francisco Baruffi Neto

Gasperino Loiacono Eliminated in 10th Place ($13,180)

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Gasperino Loiacono - 10th Place
Gasperino Loiacono - 10th Place

Gasperino Loiacono raised to 40,000 and Francisco Baruffi Neto called. Angel Guillen got out of the way and Guido Ruffini peered down at his cards, thought for a moment, and pushed out a three-bet to 140,000.

Loiacono opted to move all in and Neto quickly folded. Ruffini snap called and flipped up {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}. An exasperated Loiacono shot up from his seat and flung his {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} onto the felt.

The board came {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Loiacono was forced to settle for a tenth place finish.

With this elimination the final table is set!

Guido Ruffini
Guido Ruffini
1,230,000 415,000
Gasperino Loiacono
Gasperino Loiacono
Busted

Tags: Gasperino LoiaconoGuido Ruffini

Level:
22
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
3,000

City of Angels

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This double up means a new pair of shoes for PokerNews hostess Lynn Gilmartin.
This double up means a new pair of shoes for PokerNews hostess Lynn Gilmartin.

Guido Ruffini put in a preflop raise and it folded around to Team PokerStars Pro Angel Guillen who moved his entire stack in from the big blind. Ruffini snap called with {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} but was slightly behind Guillen's {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

Guillen paired up on the {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades} board and made two pair when the {A-Hearts} came on fourth street. Ruffini still had outs going to the river, but bricked out with the {4-Diamonds}.

Guido Ruffini
Guido Ruffini
815,000 -225,000
Angel Guillen mx
Angel Guillen
mx 515,000 111,000

Tags: Guido RuffiniAngel Guillen

Dobrovolskiy Doubles Through Mironiuk

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Vladimir Dobrovolskiy made a hijack raise to 35,000 that was met by a three-bet to 80,000 from Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk. Dobrovolskiy would seemingly have none of that, however, as he moved all in for 341,000. Mironuik pondered for a moment before calling.

Dobrovolskiy: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Mironiuk: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

Dobrovolskiy took the lead, pairing his ace on the {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop and leaving Mironiuk in search of just the queen of diamonds.The {3-Spades} turned and the {4-Diamonds} rivered, clinching a double up for Dobrovolskiy.

Vladimir Dobrovolskiy
Vladimir Dobrovolskiy
716,000 450,000
Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk
Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk
700,000 -230,000

Tags: Carlos Leoncio MironiukVladimir Dobrovolskiy

Thiago Camilo Eliminated in 11th Place ($11,440)

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Thiago Camilo - 11th Place
Thiago Camilo - 11th Place

Osvaldo Silvio Resquin made it 34,000 and Thiago Camilo three-bet all in for about 140,000. Resquin called and showed the {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} which was racing with Camilo's {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}.

The pocket fours held up through a {7-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board and Camilo was sent to the rail to collect his $11,440 in tournament winnings.

Osvaldo Silvio Resquin
Osvaldo Silvio Resquin
1,100,000 193,000
Thiago Camilo br
Thiago Camilo
br Busted

Tags: Osvaldo Silvio ResquinThiago Camilo

Ruffini Joins the Millionaire Club

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Guido Ruffini raised to 42,000 from the hijack and was called by Francisco Baruffi Neto from the big blind. A flop of {3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} was placed in front of the two players. Neto checked and Ruffini pushed out 64,000. Neto called and the {5-Spades} turned. Neto checked for a second time and this time Ruffini pushed out a cool 100,000. Neto made the call.

The river brought a third five in the form of the {5-Hearts} and Neto checked yet again. Ruffini double fisted 200,000 into the middle and Neto called. Ruffini flipped up {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and Neto tossed his hand to the muck.

Francisco Baruffi Neto br
Francisco Baruffi Neto
br 1,300,000 -420,000
Guido Ruffini
Guido Ruffini
1,040,000 206,000

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Fabio Baduy Eliminated in 12th Place ($10,150)

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Fabio Baduy - 12th Place
Fabio Baduy - 12th Place

Fresh off of eliminating Diego Vilela, Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk raised to 38,000 from the cutoff. Fabio Baduy responded by moving all in for roughly 230,000 and Mironiuk called.

Mironiuk: {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Baduy: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Baduy held the lead through the {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop and the {j-Hearts} turn, but Mironiuk was able to spike a {Q-Spades} on the river, giving him the best hand and sending Baduy packing.

Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk
Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk
930,000 270,000
Fabio Baduy
Fabio Baduy
Busted

Tags: Carlos Leoncio MironiukFabio Baduy

Diego Vilela Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,100)

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Action folded around to Diego Vilela who moved all in for 110,000 from the hijack. Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk called from the small blind and the hands were flipped over:

Vilela: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Mironiuk: {K-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Mironiuk was far ahead and Vilela was not able to get any help when the board of {Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{J-Spades}{6-Hearts}{Q-Spades} was spread out in front of him. Vilela will collect $9,100 in prize money.

Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk
Carlos Leoncio Mironiuk
660,000 130,000
Diego Vilela br
Diego Vilela
br Busted

Tags: Diego VielaCarlos Leoncio Mironiuk