Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 7
LAPT Satellites - Qualify Now for Season 7!
Satellites for the next LAPT event are available now, giving you the chance to win a prize package that includes tournament buy-in, hotel accommodation and money for expenses. To register, open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Events’ & ‘LAPT’.
Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 7
The Latin American Poker Tour is back in 2014 for Season 7 with more sizzling live poker action. This is the region’s biggest and richest tour, which visits Latin America’s most glamorous and exciting cities. You can qualify now via PokerStars satellites, and win a prize package that includes everything you need to take part in these incredible events.
Season 7 Schedule
Please note that the following information is subject to change. Keep checking back for all the latest updates.
|2014 PCA||Bahamas||January 5-13, 2014||$10,000 + $300|
|LAPT Chile||Vina del Mar||March 19-23, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|LAPT/BSOP Brazil||Sao Paulo||May 29-June 3, 2014||R$3,910 + $490|
|LAPT Panama||Panama City||July 23-27, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|LAPT Peru Grand Final||Lima||October 15-19, 2014||$1,550 + $150|
|LAPT Uruguay Grand Final||Cancelled|
These are the tournaments everyone wants to win. Hundreds of PokerStars qualifiers join the best players in the world, including Team PokerStars Pro, to battle for huge prize pools at every event. The ultimate prize is an LAPT title. Have you got what it takes to become the next champion?
See the PokerStars Blog for a full report from every stop on the tour, and PokerStars.tv for all the best video highlights, winners’ interviews and more. Make sure you also keep checking the official LAPT website for the latest news as Season 7 unfolds.
Season 7 Highlights
LAPT Peru Grand Final+
LAPT Peru Grand Final | 692 entries | $ 1,040,420 Prize Pool | 1st Oscar Alache ( $ 135,488 )
Season 7 of the LAPT finished on a high for Chile, as Oscar Alache defeated an international final table to take $135,488 and the Grand Final trophy back to his home country. No less than eight countries were represented on the eight-man final table, and the total 692-player field and resulting $1,040,420 prize pool set LAPT records for Lima. But while the title belongs to Alache, Uruguay’s Daniel Campodonico (runner-up for $128,252) and Mexico’s Jerson Backmann (third for $140,519) also left with broad smiles, thanks to a three-way deal.
LAPT Panama | 550 entries | $ 826,925 Prize Pool | 1st Fabian Ortiz ( $ 143,930 )
Fabian Ortiz’s success in Panama made him the second two-time winner in LAPT history, an honor he now shares with fellow Argentinian Nacho Barbero. But despite his predigree coming into the final table, Ortiz was forced to work for the $143,930 first prize. After a rush of early exits, play slowed during heads-up action between Ortiz and Mexico’s Guilermo Olvera - who was chasing his country’s first LAPT title. Both players eventually made a deal to soften the difference in prize money, before Ortiz grabbed the win when his K-7 outdrew Olvera’s A-7 in the final hand.
LAPT São Paulo+
LAPT São Paulo | 1,167 entries | R$ 4,411,080 Prize Pool | 1st Caio Hey ( R$ 660,000 )
Brazil’s Caio Hey was crowned winner of the biggest LAPT tournament for almost a decade after an emotional victory in São Paulo. Hey saw off a mammoth 1,166 other players to claim R$660,000 in prize money, and he had to overcome a talent-rich final table that included defending champion and long-time chip leader, Victor Sbrissa. Both Hey and Sbrissa would eventually join third-place finisher Joaquin Ruiz in a three-way deal on the final table, but it was a tearful Caio who earned the lion’s share of the prize pool after seeing off Sbrissa heads-up.
LAPT Chile | 609 entries | $ 915,631 Prize Pool | 1st Mario Lopez ( $ 117,991 )
Season 7 of the LAPT opened with victory for Mario Lopez, who notched up Argentina’s seventh win on the tour - the most of any country in LAPT history. The 37-year-old doctor and businessman edged past more than 600 players to grab his biggest ever live tournament win and the $117,991 winner’s check, following a four-way deal on the final table. Chile’s Rodrigo Perez came agonisingly close to winning on home turf, but lost out to Lopez after a lengthy heads-up bout.
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