LAPT Season 3 to begin in Costa Rican paradise
On Costa Rica's Gold Coast, time has created a beach made up of millions of tiny shells that have been crushed into sand. Just north of Guanacaste province on the shores of the Pacific Ocean sits Playa Conchal, one of the most luxurious and exotic beaches in that part of the world.
On that edge of that beach are the steps up to the Paradisus Playa Conchal, a 2,400 acre resort that will play home to the first stop on Season 3 of the Latin American Poker Tour.
PokerStars is now running satellites to LAPT Playa Conchal. For as little as $2.22 or 250 Frequent Player points, players can win a $6,000 package. That's a buy-in to the main event, all-inclusive accommodations, and money for the plane ride there.
And what's there? Well, this for starters.
Seasons 1 and 2 of the LAPT hosted the Costa Rica event in the big city environs of San Jose. Now, the event is moving west to the beach and the big resort--home to fantastic golf, snorkeling, and just about anything else you could want.
Last year, American Ryan Fee traveled to San Jose and took down the $285,773 in Season 2's first event. After that, the LAPT bounced across Latin America to ports of call in Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina. In all, Season 2 players won $4,045,350.
The LAPT will be announcing more dates and cities soon, but for now we're just a month out from the first big event, LAPT Playa Conchal. The event will kick off with one of PokerStars' signature welcome parties on November 18, followed by a four-day tournament November 19-22.
As always, the PokerStars Blog team will be on the tour and covering the action from beginning to end (and, yes, probably snorkeling, because we provide comprehensive coverage, you know?).
For full details on the LAPT Season 3's first event, head on over LAPT.com.
We'll see you on the beach.