Vincent Ramirez just chipped up in back-to-back hands to join the chip leaders.
In the first hand, Ramirez has the button and called a 2,500-chip open from Leo Albarran to see a flop of . Both players checked to the turn. Albarran leed for 2,500 and Ramirez called.
The river brought a third spade, the . Albarran checked and Ramirez bet 4,500. Albarran quickly folded.
In the next hand, Ramirez got involved in a pot with Joel Farris. We missed the early action, but on the river, with the board reading , Ramirez led for 13,000 into a 20,000-chip pot. Farris thought it over for a bit but then put in the chips to call. Ramirez tabled and Farris mucked.