LAPT Grand Final set for Argentina
The Latin American Poker Tour is ready close out its biggest and best season yet with a final stop in the exotic city of Rosario, Argentina. The Grand Final main event runs September 23-36 and is expecting hundreds of players from around the world to one of South America's most luxurious casinos.
The $5,000 Grand Final is set to go off in an historic city befitting the continent's biggest poker event. After a full season that took LAPT players form Costa Rica to Uruguay to Lima to Florianopolis, the Rosario stop at the City Center Casino is expected to be an even like none other.
So far this season the LAPT has awarded more than $3,500,000 in prize money, crowned three new champions, and celebrated Team PokerStars Pro Jose "Nacho" Barbero as the tour's first double champion.
Now it's off to Rosario where PokerStars will once again be throwing a lavish party on the eve of the event.
"I don't think we could get better than this," said David Carrion LAPT President "The beautiful city of Rosario; the fantastic City Center Casino; hundreds of the best players in the world, all making for a fitting finale to what has been a truly memorable year on the LAPT."
Among the big names scheduled to attend: Team PokerStars Pros Chris Moneymaker, Victor Ramdin, and Dennis Phillips.
You can still qualify for your spot on PokerStars and earn your seat, accommodations, and money towards travel costs. If that doesn't work, there will be live satellites in Rosario on the day before the Main Event, giving players a last chance to secure their spot.
"It is going to be a fantastic finale for LAPT season three," said Team PokerStars Argentina Pro Leo Fernandez. "Argentina has great players and this prestigious event is going to have an outstanding presentation and playing field. City Center is quite a setting. It is going to be the most important poker tournament in all of South America".
Numerous side events will run alongside the main event, giving players a second chance of a big score. In addition to a deep stack event, the schedule boasts bounty tournaments, $2,000 events, re-buy tournaments, a 6-max tourney, and a ladies event.
There will also be a charity event featuring a roll call of local celebrities, such as Susana Gimenez, International soccer hero Juan Verón, the national hockey team's Luciana Aimar as well as tennis stars Gaston Gaudio and Mariano Zabaleta. A televised High Roller with a $10,000 buy-in will wrap up the week in Rosario.
Fore more information on all of it, visit LAPT.com.