Georgios Sotiropoulos Triumphs At 2016 LAPT Bahamas Main Event

The $2,200 Latin American Poker Tour Bahamas Main Event was held at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in Paradise Island, with 851 players entering the tournament to create a prize pool worth $1,650,940. Three days of action later, and it was Greek pro Georgios Sotiropoulos who would eventually triumph over the huge field to collect the LAPT title, as well as the event’s $308,220 first place prize.
Georgios Sotiropoulos is no stranger to success, and his list of live poker accomplishments over the years includes a runner-up finish at the 2013 EPT Prague for $959,245, and victory at the 2015 WSOPE €1,100 NL Turbo for €112,133, while online in 2014 he took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $211,024 under the screen name “GeoManousos”. Following his latest triumph in Bahamas, Sotiropoulos now boasts $1,931,182 in live career earnings, making him Greece’s second biggest money earner behind Sotirios Koutoupas ($2,048,944).
The $2,200 LAPT Bahamas Main Event paid 127 money places, and amongst the notable players seeing a return on their buy-ins was Bertrand Grospellier in 117th ($3,640), Michael Mizrachi in 48th ($5,620), Chris Moorman in 39th ($6,500), Marvin Rettenmaier in 32nd ($6,500), Mike Leah in 20th ($11,960), Ole Schemion in 16th ($13,620), Aaron Massey in 11th ($18,900), and Andre Akkari in 10th ($18,900).
At the final table of eight, Sotiropoulos (Q-Q) then proceeded to eliminate Darren Elias (10-10) in 7th, Will Molson in 5th, and Joe Keuther in 4th, before eventually facing Taylor Von Kriegenbergh for the title.
As the final heads-up got underway, Sotiropoulos held a 3 to 1 chip advantage over his remaining opponent, and not long after the deciding hand was played with Von Kriegenbergh (Ad-10d) shoving all-in on a 10h-6h-2h-7d board, only to be called by Sotiropoulos (Ah-5h) with the nut flush. Taylor Von Kriegenbergh subsequently collected $187,220 for his runner-up finish, while Sotiropoulos became the first Greek player to win an LAPT Main Event.
Final Table Results:
1 Georgios Sotiropoulos (Greece) $308,220
2 Taylor Von Kriegenbergh (USA) $187,220
3 Knut Karnapp (Germany) $132,080
4 Joe Kuether (USA) $99,060
5 Will Molson (Canada) $78,080
6 Chad Eveslage (USA) $58,440
7 Darren Elias (USA) $41,100
8 Ismael Bojang (Austria) $28,900

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