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PokerStars Announces LAPT Season 3 Schedule

Posted at 18:39 2009-11-02

PokerStars has recently announced the Season 3 schedule of the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) which kicks off the first of its five events in Costa Rica.

From November 18, the Paradisius Playa Conchal Resort & Casino will play host to the opening event of the tour, featuring a special charity tournament and culminating in the USD $2,500+200 Main Event running from November 19-22.

“In just two seasons, the Latin American Poker Tour has become the biggest poker tour in the region,” said Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes. “It attracts the best players from Latin America and all over the world.”

Season 2 of the PokerStars.net LAPT alone attracted over 1,000 international players to the region, including Team PokerStars Pros Daniel Negreanu, Alex Gomes and PokerStars Ambassador and world-renowned tennis legend Boris Becker.

Brenes will also play host to the USD $100 buy-in ‘Shark Hunt’ Bounty Charity Tournament on November 18, offering a buy-in, travel and accommodation package for the LAPT Chile Main Event to the winner.

Half the prize pool to be donated to The Whitley Fund for Nature, with the amount to be matched by Brenes and PokerStars. The other half of the prize pool will be divided amongst all the participating PokerStars Team Pros as bounties. Brenes will be the biggest scalp of them all and the player lucky enough to send him to the rail will win a private poker lesson with the ‘The Shark’.
“I am very proud to play in Costa Rica – it’s my home country and a very special event for me,” said Brenes. “Tell everyone to come here – ‘The Shark’ is waiting for them!”
After the Main Event Event in Costa Rica, the LAPT will head to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) before returning to Uruguay and Chile, then finishing up with the LAPT Finale in Argentina.

“I’m really happy that the [LAPT] will take in the PCA event in The Bahamas, it’s one of my favourite tournaments of the year,” said Team PokerStars Brazil Pro Andre Akkari. “It’s got everything; with over 50 poker events and fun activities in the sun for friends and family!”
PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Season 3 Schedule

EVENT
MAIN EVENT BUY-IN + ENTRY FEE
LAPT Playa Conchal (Costa Rica)
November 19 – 22, 2009
USD $2,500 + 200
PCA (Bahamas)
January 4 – 14, 2010
USD $10,000 + 300
LAPT Punta del Este (Uruguay)
February 24 – 27, 2010
USD $3,500 + 200
LAPT Vina del Mar (Chile)
March 20 – 23, 2010
USD $2,500 + 200
LAPT Finale (Argentina)
Dates TBC
USD $5,000 + 300

PokerStars are currently running online satellites to the LAPT Costa Rica event; for further information on the tour log onto www.lapt.com.

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