$2,700 Nuevo Vallarta Main Event
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Prize Pool $586,850
Players 242
Players Left 89

Level Info

Level 9
Blinds 500 / 1,000
Ante 100
Level:
6
Blinds:
200/400
Ante:
50

Brazilians Lose Another Big Dog; Andre Akkari Eliminated

[user24788]
Andre Akkari = Busto
Andre Akkari = Busto
Team PokerStars member Andre Akkari from Brazil was one of the latest causalities. He was short stacked over the last couple of levels. He made a stand with {Q-Spades} {10-Spades} and shoved on a flop of {Q-Hearts} {3-Spades} {2-Hearts}, but his opponent held {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}. Akkari's hand did not improve and he was eliminated.

Tags: Andre Akkari

Good Times, Bad Times

[user24788]
How about some chip counts?

Good:
Steven Thompson - 38,000
Stephen 'Stevie 444' Chidwick - 28,000
J.C. Alvarado - 26,000
Victor Ramdin - 25,000

Bad:
Jon 'Apestyles' Van Fleet - 7,500
David Plastik - 6,500
Andre Akkari - 3,400

Adios Tito Fuentes

[user24788]
"So I'm packin' my bags for the Misty Mountains where the spirits go, now over the hills where the spirits fly..."
"So I'm packin' my bags for the Misty Mountains where the spirits go, now over the hills where the spirits fly..."
Tito Fuentes, the Mexican rock star and lead singer of Molotov, has left the building. He was shortstacked and busted out before the last break.

Tags: Tito Fuentes

Missing in Action: Marc Karam

[user24788]
Where do you go when the lights go out?
Where do you go when the lights go out?
Canadian pro Marc Karam has been missing in action and is presumed busted. We can't seem to find him in the tournament room which suggests that he has been eliminated.

Tags: Marc Karam

Maridu Doubles Up

[user24788]
Everyone's favorite spicy Brazilian dish, Maria 'Maridu' Maynrick, was short stacked and down to 6,000. She doubled up and now has 13,000.

"After all the bad beats I took today, it was time for me to give one out," Maridu explained.

J.C. Alvarado min-raised from UTG. He got a couple of callers. Maridu found {A-?} {Q-?} and shoved. J.C. called with {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts}. Maridu took the lead when she flopped a Queen, but there were two hearts on the board.

"It takes talent to be able to fade that flush draw," she joked.

And indeed, she did.

Tags: Maridu

Victor Ramdin = 25K

[user24788]
I spotted Team PokerStars player Victor Ramdin on the break at the snack bar.

"I love the Caribbean," the Bronx native (via Guyana) explained. "The vibe. The weather. The people. I love it all."

Ramdin is having a great time in Mexico so far, and that positive mood has carried over at the tables. He's among the chipleaders with 25,000.

Tags: Victor Ramdin

179 and Counting...

[user24788]
179 players remain. The top 27 get paid prize money, which means we are still a long way away from the money bubble. However, 61 players have already busted today during the first four levels of play. If my math is correct, that's approximately 15 eliminations every level.
Level:
5
Blinds:
150/300
Ante:
25