LAPT8 Bahamas: Danchev still leads final 16, Karamalikis on the move
Level 21 has concluded and just 16 remain here in what has become a quiet corner of the Imperial Ballroom. Dimitar Danchev remains out in front with more than 2 million as the final players have recollected themselves around the last two tables.
After Ireland's Gavin O'Rourke fell in 24th ($10,500), Eder Campana of Brazil open-shoved almost 100,000 from under the gun holding 6♦6♥ and was called by an opponent waiting on the button with 9♦9♣. The board rolled out 2♠A♠A♦7♣4♣, and Campana was out in 23rd ($12,440).
Ryan Rivers (Canada, 22nd) and Eddylee Martin (U.S., 21st) followed, earning $12,440 each. Then Daniel Dvoress (Canada, 20th) hit the rail to pick up $14,400.
Robert Mizrachi of the U.S. then saw his LAPT Bahamas run end in 19th ($14,400). Jose Carlos Garcia had gone all in with J♦[10d] versus Mizrachi's A♥8♥, and after the 3♣8♣7♥ flop and 7♠ turn it looked like Garcia would be the one to go. But the river was the 9♦ to give Garcia a straight and knock Mizrachi back to a short stack, and shortly thereafter he'd be eliminated.
Argentina's Daniel Ades would next go in 18th ($14,400) after his Q♣J♠ failed to improve against Jonathan Karamilikis's A♥K♣, thereby boosting the latter up over 1.5 million, with Ka Kwan Lau of Spain following in 17th ($14,400).
It sounds as though the intention will be to play two more one-hour levels, and if it appears possible at that point to get to a final table then they'll power through. Stay tuned.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.