Level 27’s momentum continued into the next level. Level 28 opened strong with a double up and two eliminations in less than 15 minutes of play.
In the third hand of the level, Carter GIll raised to 160,000 and Galal Dahrouj moved all-in for 1.2 million. Gill called and showed K♣Q♣ to Dahrouj’s A♠K♦.
The flop came J♠J♦Q♠ and Gill celebrated while the predominantly Panamanian crowd went silent. Then the turn brought an A♣ and the crowd exploded. An 8♣ completed the board and Dahrouj doubled up to about 2.5 million while Gill fell to dropped to a million and change.
Gill lost a few more small pots and became the final table short stack.
Then Dahrouj took the lead and brought us down to three players.
Paulo Carrillo raised to 160,000 from the cutoff and Galal Dahrouj moved all-in. Action folded back to Carrillo who called all-in instantly and showed…10♣8♣.
Dahrouj turned over A♥8♥ and the board came 2♣Q♦7♥5♥Q♥ to eliminate Paulo Carrillo in the place for $42,960.
“Well that was a free $15K for the short stack,” said Gill.
Gill was down to 720,000 and moved all-in from the button the following hand. Dahrouj called from the big blind and we had another final table flip.
Gill, once again, showed king-queen suited while Dahrouj turned over pocket nines.
The board brought all low cards no diamonds for Gill’s K♦Q♦. Gill was eliminated in 4th for $57,060 while Dahrouj took the three-handed lead with 4,395,000.
The final three players decided to take a break and make a deal.
At the time of the deal, the counts were:
Galal Dahrouj — 4,395,000
Joel Oliveira — 3,800,000
Jesus Kafati — 2,865,000
So they decided to chop up the remaining prize pool.
Galal Dahrouj — $120,535
Joel Oliveira — $115,540
Jesus Kafati — $106,365
This left $12,000 and the LAPT6 Panama trophy up top.
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Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.