The Latin American Poker Tour 2014 schedule has been announced by PokerStars. It’s the 7th season and will stop in several Latin American countries including Chile, Brazil, Peru, Panama , Uruguay and one more destination to be announced.
The seventh season hopes to build on the success of the sixth season that had a record prize pool of nearly $10,000,000 with more than 4,000 players and 1,000 online qualifiers. The sixth season was a big improvement over Season 5. Hopefully , this next season will be even better.
LAPT President, David Carrion, said: “Season 6 was LAPT’s best ever, with the number of unique players growing at a dramatic rate by any standards in the world. We are committed to maintaining our re-entry proposal, along with improvements in the overall schedule after taking into consideration player feedback. Our partners are committed to the festivals, and players are enjoying the repeated stops and similar dates. We have high expectations to continue to deliver an accessible tour with large fields and strong prize pools, always under the umbrella of superb service and authentic poker.”
Commenting on the schedule changes, LAPT Tournament Director, Michael Ward, said: “LAPT 7 is going to be more exciting than ever. We have added a $500 NLH Freeze-Out event with 30-minute levels, as well as a $500 NLH Deep Stack Turbo with a single re-entry to this season’s line-up. We have also standardised all Main Event buy-ins across the year at $1,700, except for the Grand Final at $3,000, and raised the buy-in of the NLH Unlimited Re-entry event from $500 to $1,100. I hope that our regular players enjoy the improvements in the schedule and that we attract even more new ones.”
The Seventh Season Starts March 19 – March 23 in Chile
The Enjoy Casino and Resort will kick off the 7th season. It’s win for the poker tour and the hotel. Gino Breschi, manager at Enjoy Viña del Mar, said: “The Enjoy Group is proud to host the most important poker tournament in the Latin American region. Last year we gathered 1,024 players, making it the biggest event of the series, and we are working hard towards breaking this record. This tournament stop is recognized internationally and constitutes an effective way of promoting tourism in the area, making it a must for players from all over the world.”
The Latin American Poker Tour and Brazilian Series of Poker will combine for a poker tourney at the end of May in São Paulo .
Players can play both at land based casinos and online through qualifying satellites.
One of the simplest ways to play the new Latin American Poker Tour is by winning a seat online at PokerStars.net. For further information please visit: http://www.lapt.com
|Chile, Viña del Mar
Enjoy Casino and Resort
|March 19-23, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|LAPT/BSOP Brazil, São Paulo
Holiday Inn Anhembi
|May 30-June 3, 2014||R$3,910 + R$490|
|Panama City, Panama
Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino`
|July 23-27, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|TBC||September 10-14||$1,550 + $150|
Atlantic City Casino
|October 15 – 19, 2014||1,550 + $150|
|LAPT Grand Final
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino
|November 26-30, 2014||$2,700 + $300|