New Latin America Poker Tour Schedule

New Latin America Poker Tour Schedule

Friday, 30 October 2009

Online poker giants PokerStars have announced the dates for their upcoming Latin America Poker Tour, kicking off in Costa Rica in mid-November before taking a Christmas break before the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure on January 4.

According to PokerNews, PokerStars’ resident South American pro Humberto Brenes has the lowdown on the decision to have the first event take place in Costa Rica this year:

"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," Brenes said, no doubt waggling that incredibly annoying plastic shark at the cameras.

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

Humberto is also putting on a charity tournament in order to help The Whitley Fund for Nature. The total donations will be matched by both Brenes personally and Poker Stars.

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