LAPT announces four more stops

lapt-promo.gifThose people behind the LAPT can be a bit of a tease, can't they?

It's just been a couple of weeks since we were able to announce the first stop of the LAPT's third season. We're all headed down to Playa Conchal, Costa Rica in November. After that announcement, however, we were left to only say that more dates were on the way. We couldn't tell you where, when, or how to get there. We know...a tease.

Well, this morning, we got the nod to release the rest of the schedule, and we think you'll be pleased.


The first of many beaches you'll see on the LAPT

After the November stop in Costa Rica, the LAPT will take a quick break for the holidays before joining forces with all the other tours and adding the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to the circuit. That, of course, will happen January 4-14, 2010 in the insanely big Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Read all about it on the 2010 PCA page.

After that, the LAPT will move to Uruguay and the beautiful Punta del Este. In Season 2, Karl "Houdini" Hevroy earned his nickname for escaping the clutches of death every time. Now, February 24-27, Hevroy will have a chance to try out his magic again. The $3,500 event will return to the laid back and luxurious Mantra Resort and Casino.

A few weeks after hanging out on South America's east coast the LAPT will pop over to the west side and the beaches of Viña del Mar, Chile, March 19 - 23. Last year, Fabian Ortiz won the Chile stop for $141,426. Ortiz is famous on the LAPT for his Chilean win. At one point at the final table, he was down to half a big blind before somehow managing to come back and win the whole thing.

Finally, at a date to be determined later, the LAPT Argentina Grand Final will go off with it's $5,000 Main Event and likely lots of other fun stuff. Dominik Nitsche won last year's Grand Final for $381,030. Where and when will it be? Well, you'll just have to wait and see, won't you?

Oh, and we mentioned the LAPT can be a tease, right? Well, here's one for you: We might actually be able to mention more about this tour in the future. We're not saying we will, but we're not saying we won't. How's that?

For now, check out the Latin American Poker Tour page and learn how to get yourself to Costa Rica.

We'll see you there!

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Latin American Poker Tour