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.


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Gathering 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.

Photography from LAPT8 Bahamas by Carlos Monti. Click here for live updates in Spanish, and here for live updates in Portuguese.

Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.