The Remainder of the Latin American Poker Tour Season 8 To Be Announced
The 8th season Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) kicked off this month with the $3,000 buy-in LAPT Bahamas Main Event, which ran along side the 12th annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Josh Kay best Martin Finger in heads-up play to top a field of 736 entrants and win a $367,928 first-place prize. PokerStars has announced the remaining stops on Latin America’s richest poker tour.
“We are very excited about the new LAPT season. It has many new introductions, thrilling destinations and hardcore poker formats, which are set to bring bumper fields and richer prize pools,” said PCA & LATAM Director of Live Operations David Carrion. “Kicking off at PCA was fantastic and we are looking forward to a game-changing year in the history of LAPT.”
Each Main Event will have a buy-in increase to at least $2,500 while offering unlimited reentries. Season 8 is also primed to host tournaments of other poker variants including pot-limit Omaha and mixed games.
The next stop on the LAPT Season 8 schedule is at the Enjoy Casino in Vina del Mar, Chile from March 6-19, which will be followed by the LAPT Panama at the Veneto Hotel & Casino in Panama City from May 8-12. Two months later, the LAPT will visit the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru for the LAPT Peru from July 10-14.
The LAPT will return to Punta del Este in Uruguay, September 18-22, 2015 at Conrad Resort and Casino. The season will end LAPT Grand Final and BSOP Millions in Sao Paulo. This will be the biggest live poker festival in Central and South America – Nov. 24- Dec. 2.
“PokerStars live events across the world offer the most diverse selection of different poker variants around,” Carrion continued. “In Latin America, it is a challenge to cater for players fond of the less popular types, however this is something we are determined to do and are proud to introduce strong formats this season. With more variety available, we aim to attract more grinders, recreational and all-round players who can see higher EV with these options.”
LAPT Season 8 schedule:
|Event||Location||Main Event Buy-In||Main Event Date|
|LAPT Bahamas||Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island||$3,000||January 7-9, 2015|
|LAPT Chile||Enjoy Casino, Vina del Mar||$2,500||March 6-10, 2015|
|LAPT Panama||Veneto Hotel and Casino, Panama City||$2,500||May 8-12, 2015|
|LAPT Peru||Atlantic City Casino Lima, Peru||$2,500||Jul 10-14, 2015|
|LAPT Uruguay||Conrad Resort & Casino, Punta del Este||$3,300||September 18-22, 2015|
|LAPT Brazil Grand Final – BSOP Millions||São Paulo||R$10,000*||November 24 – December 2, 2015|