LAPT heads to Mexico

With the smell of the Costa Rican coffee still fresh in our noses, it's time to bid that country adios and move on to the next stop of the Latin America Poker Tour.

PokerStars has just released details for the event in Neuvo Vallarta, Mexico December 5-7. The $2,700 buy-in event is scheduled to go off at the beach-front Marival Resort & Suites,

Naturally, you can win your seat to the Nuevo Vallarta event online at PokerStars for as little as $2.20. It's a small price to pay to play against top competitors like Team PokerStars Pros Humberto Brenes, Andre Akkari, Alexandre Gomes and former world champion Greg Raymer, not to mention win some big money.

Just a couple of days ago, 20-year-old American Ryan Fee won more than $200,000 in San Jose Costa RIca during the first stop of the LAPT's second season. Now, attention turns to the second stop on Mexico's Caribbean coast.

More than a thousand poker players from 45 countries took part last season, creating a prize pool of more than $2.5 million. The first event of Season 2 had a $1 million prize pool on its own, so only time will tell how big the second generation of the tour will be.

PokerStars LAPT Mexico satellites are available daily at PokerStars. Players have the chance to win a prize package worth $5,000 including Main Event buy-in, four nights’ all-inclusive hotel accommodation, and money for expenses.

For more information on the whole tour, visit the LAPT site.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Nuevo Vallarta