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PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour LAPT Announced

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Nov/02/2009

The world's largest online poker site just keeps it coming. This week, PokerStars has announced the scheduled for yet another tournament series. This time, it is the return of the highly successful Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) which will be entering its 3rd season. The popular international series this year will also be including one of PokerStars marquee annual live events, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure which annually takes place in the Bahamas.

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The LAPT is known for bringing the PokerStars to numerous countries throughout the region and this time around is no different as Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Costa Rica will be visited. One of PokerStars most popular pros, "El Tiburon" Humberto Brenes was excited about the news, saying in an official PokerStars press release that, ""In just two seasons, the Latin American Poker Tour has become the biggest poker tour in the region. It attracts the best players from Latin America and all over the world. Last season, the prize pool hit a million dollars in Costa Rica and I know we're going to beat that this time! I am very proud to play in Costa Rica - it's my home country and a very special event for me. Tell everyone to come here - the Shark is waiting for them!"

Latin American Poker Tour Schedule

Event: Date: Buy-in
LAPT Playa Conchal (Costa Rica) Nov. 19-22, 2009 $2,500+$200
PCA (Bahamas) Jan. 4-14, 2010 $10,000+$300
LAPT Punta del Este (Uruguay) Feb. 24-27, 2010 $3,500+$200
LAPT Vina del Mar (Chile) Mar. 20-23, 2010 $2,500+$200
LAPT Finale Argentina TBA $5,000+$300

The always eccentric Brenes, who famously goads opponents at his tables with a small plastic shark, will be hosting the Main Event in Argentina as well as a new event called the "Humberto's ‘Shark Hunt' Bounty Charity Tournament" in Costa Rica with half the prize pool donated to the Whitley Fund for Nature. This philanthropic venture will see both Brenes and PokerStars matching the donation amount for the charity.

As in the past 2 cycles, this season of the LAPT is expected to draw a who's who list of the world's top poker players and PokerStars customers can soon begin competing in qualifiers for the events.

 

 

 

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