LAPT8 Bahamas: Frey falls, Massey moves on; 9 remain
In less than an hour they've gone from 11 down to an unofficial final table of nine here at the LAPT Bahamas Main Event where start-of-day chip leader Josh Kay has maintained his advantage thus far.
Shortly after play began, a hand arose on the outer table that saw Taylor Paur open with a raise, Frey push all in with his roughly 15-big blind stack, and (after thinking a few beats) Paur call the shove.
Paur had A♦5♦ while Frey needed help with his K♠J♥. But the flop came 9♣7♠3♦, the 5♠ fell on the turn, and the river Q♦ was of no use for Frey who fell in 11th.
Not long after that knockout Aaron Massey found himself all in and at risk with A♣Q♣ versus A♠K♣ with a board showing 2♦A♦[10c]4♥2♥, and Massey moved over to the rail in 10th. Like Frey, Massey earned $22,760 for his efforts.
With nine players left they are pausing proceedings in order to redraw and reassemble around a not-quite-final final table of nine players.
Photography from LAPT8 Bahamas by Carlos Monti. Click here for live updates in Spanish, and here for live updates in Portuguese. And be sure to check out the cards-up final table coverage over at EPT Live.
Martin Harris is Freelance Contributor to the PokerStars Blog.