Josh Kay Wins Season 8 LAPT Bahamas for $367,928
Poker players traveling to the Bahamas for the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure found a new event to play in this year’s festival. Season 8 of the Latin American Poker Tour kicked off on Wednesday at the Atlantis Resort with the start of the $3,000 LAPT Bahamas Main Event. The event had an attendance number by drawing a total of 736 entries to create a $1,945,248 prize pool.
It took three days but Josh Kay was the last player standing. Kay beat out German high roller Martin Finger heads-up for the title to claim the biggest score of his career ($367,928).
Kay entered the final day as the chip leader but sat back as Finger eliminated all but one player at the final table. Both players were deepstacked when heads-up play began, and Kay chipped away to reclaim the chip lead and eventually the title.
“It’s unbelievable,” Kay told PokerNews after his win. “I couldn’t imagine that I was going to win this tournament but everything went right. It’s really awesome.”