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Massive LAPT Bahamas Draws 736 Players, Pahuja Leads
Mukul Pahuja is the chip leader of the enormous opening event of LAPT8 taking place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas.
A total of 736 players paid the $3,000 buy-in creating a prize pool of $1.9 million with $367,928 set aside for first place.
It’s the first time the LAPT has kicked off its year in the Bahamas and it appears to be a rather large success.
The field included Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel, Liv Boeree, Bertrand Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov and Brazilian sports legend Ronaldo.
No one could catch former Mukul Pahuja, however, as the New Yorker amassed 244,400 chips.
Some of the other notable overnight stacks include Mustapha Kanit (228,500), Brahim Oubella (222,100) and Marvin Rettenmaier (197,600).
Action resumes at 12:00 ET today.
Sorel Mizzi Headlines SHR Final Table
Meanwhile in the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller Canadian poker pro Sorel Mizzi snagged a big chip lead heading into the final table with 4.8 million chips.
The rest of the final table is dominated by young pros with the exception of Roger Sippl.
You can watch the livestream here. It begins at 14:00 ET.
Here’s a look at the complete chip counts heading into the final table:
- 1. Sorel Mizzi - 4.8 million
- 2. Roger Sippl - 3.2 million
- 3. Steve O’Dwyer - 2.9 million
- 4. Bryn Kenney - 2.4 million
- 5. Christoph Vogelsang - 1.5 million
- 6. Andrew Robl - 1.3 million
- 7. Sam Greenwood - 705,000