Join us at LAPT Colombia

lapt-promo.gifHi everyone, I hope you are doing fine. I write to you from Mexico City to talk a little bit about the LAPT. For Season 4 of LAPT, it has been announced that Colombia will be its next stop, this time to host the Colombia National Poker Championship. In a few weeks, Medellin, one of the most attractive cities in this country, will be the venue for this event.

It is the first time that the LAPT has stopped in this country, and even though it is a national championship, people from all over the world are going to be reunited to play poker. One of the characteristics of the LAPT is that it chooses cities that not only have an important number of poker players, but also that offer interesting tourist attractions so that the players can have a complete experience in and out of the poker rooms. Participants have the opportunity to submerge themselves in the culture of these Latin American countries, experiment with their food, enjoy the beaches and the warmth of their people, so if you can be a part of this and come to Medellin, I can guarantee that you won't regret it. I hope to see you all there!

It is my point of view that one of the constants in the LAPT is that the players that come from non Latin American countries always return home very happy because of this complete experience. Like I've mentioned before, you come to one of this events not only to play poker, but also to have the chance to visit amazing cities like São Paulo, Florianopolis, Lima, Punta del Este, San Jose, Rosario, just to mention a few. Each of these cities is a great tourist destination, most of them with beautiful beaches and an amazing climate. In my opinion this is one of the characteristics that makes the LAPT more attractive than the other poker circuits, and also why I prefer it to the others. Let's not overlook the fact that the LAPT also gives you the opportunity to play in a poker event that offers important prize pools.

I am a regular player at the Latin American Poker Tour and if you were to ask me which one is my favourite venue and why, I would have to say Brazil. I think that everyone that has played there knows what I'm talking about, and all the others that haven't had the chance, I highly recommend it. Brazilian people, their beaches, the excellent climate, the food and their hospitality is unbeatable. To be able to go to Brazil is a unique experience and if you can play poker at the same time, it can't get any better. The LAPT always chooses between São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis, to host the events. All of these spots are between the most important cities in the country, but they are also very different between them. It is these unique qualities that make you want to come back again and again.


During my career in poker, it has been during the LAPT that I have gained some of my best memories as a player. It has been also the circuit that has allowed me to share exciting moments with my friends, all of which I remember with joy. How can I forget, for example, my good friend Nacho Barbero's back-to-back LAPT main event titles? These are memories that stay forever in the LAPT's history. I also remember the time when Leo Fernández, playing in Mar de Plata, was practically out in the first levels of the tournament with only one chip and heroically achieved to make it all the way in to the final table. These are only a few of many memories the LAPT has given me. These are the details that shape history and stay in the memory of all of us who are or have been a part of the LAPT. I invite you all to participate in the LAPT´s fourth season and to experience in person the difference between LAPT and other poker circuits! Good luck to all and see you at the tables!

For more information, visit the PokerStars LAPT website.

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